Apr 09 2013
Looks like Team Obama is going to have an Obamacare headache come 2014, thanks in no small part to the fact government solutions are always costly, always delayed and always much less than promised. One thing the left has never realized is that their obsession with government run solutions is their greatest political Achilles’ Heel. Once they get a chance to implement these Rube Goldberg schemes, the reality hits and it hits hard. Obamacare is just the latest, biggest example of government intruding where it can only make things worse.
I mean, the Kool Aid had to be really potent the day they created this plan, and concluded it would reduce cost and increase benefits:
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No surprise, we find out this slow moving disaster is starting to play out – as expected.
Let me try to understand this: the key incentive for small businesses to support Obamacare was that they would be able to shop for the best deals in health care superstores — called exchanges. The Administration has had three years to set up these exchanges. It has failed to do so.
There has also been the studied inattention to the myriad ineffective job-training programs scattered through the bureaucracy. There have been the oblique and belated efforts to reform Head Start, a $7 billion program that a study conducted by its own bureaucracy — the Department of Health and Human Services — has found nearly worthless. The list is endless.
Yes, the President has faced a terrible economic crisis — and he has done well to limit the damage. He has also succeeded in avoiding disasters overseas. But, as a Democrat — as someone who believes in activist government — he has a vested interest in seeing that federal programs actually work efficiently. I don’t see much evidence that this is anywhere near the top of his priorities.
And the Dems are starting to realize they will pay a price:
Delays in implementing popular pieces of ObamaCare are hurting it with Democrats.
Ahead of an election year in which Republicans promise to make healthcare an issue again, Democrats are criticizing the White House for delaying policies that could help build support for the unpopular law.Democrats complained this week about a one-year delay in a key program designed to help small businesses — a central selling point for the healthcare law that now won’t be in place when voters head to the polls next year.
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) told The New York Timesthe delay will “prolong and exacerbate health care costs that are crippling 29 million small businesses.”
And people wonder why the jobs are drying up? Most entry level jobs are now not even full time, thanks to Obamacare. Young people need to find TWO part time jobs to make ends meet as they begin their career paths. The unemployment rate for the upcoming generation of American workers is criminal:
22.9%: The unemployment rate for Americans under age 25, adjusting for the decline in the labor force since the start of the recession.
Nearly a quarter of this new generation is struggling to start their lives. And all of the blame can be laid at the feet of the administration that blows trillions of dollars a year, racking up mountains of debt, and producing an economic disaster in return. The only thing really mind boggling is any headline that still uses the word ‘unexpectedly‘. Just as I knew the minute the stimulus package was passed in 2009 it would never work (due to the snail’s pace and waste of government spending), I knew when Obamacare was passed it too was doomed from the start.
Spendulus has passed. America as seen the largest theft of money by ideologues in its history. No war ever caused this to happen. And the so called ‘stimulus bill’ has very little real stimulus in it. What there is is not enough to turn the economy around, and the spending doesn’t really kick in until the summer of 2010 – at which time the mood of the country should be just about right to evict the Dems from Congress and repeal this mess before it can do the long term damage the CBO predicts it will do.
Seems like 2014 might be looking like a rerun of 2010 mid terms. Sadly, it is not because the GOP is doing anything right, but because the Dems keep putting all their bets on big government.