It is hilarious watching the lefties use GOP 2009 accusations as if they designed them in to their calculus.
They said it wasn't a tax, then they argued before SCOTUS it was.
Ezra Klein et al now give us the "Its not a bug, its a feature" line about we need "Young indestructibles" to sign up for geriatric disease coverage in order to cover old and sick former hippies. It's a transfer payment, just admit it. For 40 years, I've heard people say, how can we pay for the baby boomers when the demographic bulge hits 70. Now we know. Young people will pay directly through what Chief Justice Roberts calls a tax, or they will pay indirectly by way of massive federal debt.
Obama claimed this was all about saving the lives of 40 million uninsured Americans who are dying to be covered, but can't afford it. The truth is, if you subtract the illegal aliens (God Bless em) that Joe Wilson got so agitated about (You lie, Mr President), then the millions who qualify but dont sign up for programs and so on, it comes down to about 8 million. Many of these are the young undestructibes who figured "we don't care, we'll take the risk". Ezra Klein and the gang are saying, "Don't care or not, we'll force you to pay for something you will almost certainly not use". They are admitting this as if it is clever. They are saying these sorry Gen X'rs that we conned in to voting for this are going to pay for the old folks who for the most part already had insurance, but we're going to get them better plans... and then when the old and sick start receiving life sustaining treatment in this transfer payment, we can jack them around every four years with terrifying ads of Paul Ryan pushing them off a cliff.
This was never about limiting the solution to helping the 8 million. It was about ripping the old system apart and building it in to a model that they control... and the control is about political control.
Again, they even admit this one too. Last week on the Sunday shows, the lefties were saying, "Let's face it, these bad plans had to go, and this was from the beginning a plan to wipe out the "Old system" of Health Care, because it didn't work".
Says Who? Apparently over 5 million have been kicked to the curb and are not happy about their little corner of the old system getting blown up. And when the business mandate comes around a majority of Americans are going to ask when the "Whole system needs to be nuked" philosophy came along. Isn't that the root of the Obama lie.
Another switcheroo is the idea that tens of thousands will die if we don't get the 8 million coverage, but now Obama and his staff argue that "It' only about 5% of the population that is getting cancelled right now". What if the GOP said, Its only 8 million back in 2009. 5% is over double the 8 million. "Not a bug, Its a feature..."
In the computer industry, which Obama likes to admit now, "I don't write code",... they have a term called "Vaporware". It has several meanings. One is when a company announces a software package that never actually gets built in order to freeze out competitors with the buzz that they are now the leader in this new area. It is meant to buy time and manipulate the market. There is also the practice of rolling out beta software that they know doesn't work 100%, because the first 95% of the code is easy, but the last 5% will cost more than initial development combined. Then they rely on complaints and reports of technical glitches from guinea pigs in the public to solve the last 5% and by then version 2 is on its way and the negative fallout was handled through press releases and clever public relations professionals. That is what Obama admitted in his response to Chuck Todd this week. This was Vaporware. He was asked if he lied and he said it would work for 98%, and the rest would work out based on the better deals available. He was admitting he knew millions would get screwed, but the rollout would continue, which is the important thing and public reations by a compliant media woud smooth it over and who cares anyway, I didn't come here to be loved by the haters. I'm on a mission to "Fundamentally" blah blah. Never mind that this is not about a PC locking up because of a glitch from Vaporware, it is people dying. Or that old grandma he wanted to give a painpill to, rather than an expensive lifesaving treatment. Glitch indeed.
It is amazing the delusion. Today Cynthia Parker and David Gregory were comparing this to Iraq, "Except Iraq was about Life and Death and this is not". Say what? With the all the due respect to our soldiers, there were 4000 dead over 5 years? As Klein estimates above 20k per year for lack of coverage and we haven't even gotten started with the detonation of this tower of Babel. People will die at a rate far higher than Iraq, but they will die in a less dramatic fashion in quiet neglected places thanks to Obama and David Gregory.
Another delusion was Bob Woodward on FNS saying this is not a scandal like Watergate or Lewinsky, because Obama meant well and was trying to do something good? Oh Really? You actually believe that Mr. Hard nosed journalist demigod?
At the worst what was Nixon trying to do if he even knew about the breakin? He wanted to win an election and was willing to deceive Americans and cover up wrong doing,.... Why? ... because he wanted to do so many good things, Mr. Woodward, right? Just like Obama he had benevolent plans for the next 4 years, If Nixon even knew about this in his first term.
On the other hand, Obama meant well? Really? He wanted to give coverage to the 8 million? No, we've already established that. He had a massive secret plan that he lied about and he lied to win an election, just as Nixon wanted to win. We have no proof Nixon was trying to conceal a Benghazi or "You can keep your policy" scam, but we have proof Obama was lying to win an election based on fraud.
When Obama was riding high last month after the end of the Shut Down he spiked the football and said, "If you want to do something in this town win an election!" This was his now familiar trash talking about "I won, so stick it". He has said many times, the people wanted this and the proof is my re-election, as if Obamacare was the pivotal issue. It was barely mentioned, because Romney ran away from it. Yet, Obama claimed it was a mandate on Obamacare? ..an Obamacare that was never meant to be, because we now know, he was lying about Obamacare. So, if 2012 was as he spikingly says was a stamp of approval on propelling him back in office, then the fact that he resides at 1600 Pennsylvania is a fraud based on a massive lie. His measuring stick, not ours.
When Rev. Wright said Obama is willing to lie to get elected, he was right. He lied to get in and he lied to stay in and he delayed the roll out until after re-election and nooowww....
"......America's Chickens.......have come home......to Roost!!"