Thursday, April 4, 2013

Healthcare Act Shows Obama's Inability to Govern

The New York Times reports that the Obama maladministration has failed to setup the health insurance exchanges that were promised three years ago to start in 2014.
Unable to meet tight deadlines in the new health care law, the Obama administration is delaying parts of a program intended to provide affordable health insurance to small businesses and their employees — a major selling point for the health care legislation.
The promise of affordable health insurance for small businesses was portrayed as a major advantage of the new health care law, mentioned often by White House officials and Democratic leaders in Congress as they fought opponents of the legislation.
I have to laugh at the so-called tight deadline comment. The administration has had 3 years and unlimited money to implement the law.

So much for the activist government model.  Expect more delays. In fact, expect complete and utter failure of the entire initiative as the costs and complexity become fully known. But taxes are being collected.  Even if the law is never implemented, as I expect, the taxes will be sure to remain. This is how big government works: make lots of promises, take your money and then piss it away. The Democrats never learn about the folly of big government.

Even Times Democrat Joe Klein complains:  Healthcare Act Shows Obama's 'Inability to Govern.'  From Newsmax:
The implementation of universal healthcare is way behind schedule, and Time columnist Joe Klein blames the president. 
President Barack Obama’s Administration has had three years to set up exchanges for small businesses and has failed to do so, Klein writes. And he’d better not say it’s because of Republicans or having to deal with the economy.
“Nonsense,” says Klein. “Where was the contingency planning?”

If Obama isn’t careful, Klein warns, Republicans might find a more efficient way to run the program. And if they do they might just be running the country, too.

“As a Democrat — as someone who believes in activist government — (Obama) has a vested interest in seeing that federal programs actually work efficiently, Klein writes. “I don’t see much evidence that this is anywhere near the top of his priorities."

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