Obamacare; how is that working out for you? Vote in our poll. Even Liberal pundits are beginning to realize that it is no longer possible to hide the fact that the roll-out of Obamacare has been an unmitigated disaster. Having spent almost 650 million dollars on the administration’s healthcare website, the technical and administrative problems have been overwhelming.
Democrats and their Liberal shills in the media attempted to tell us that healthcare exchange websites across the country had crashed or been unable to function because of the huge number of visitors. This excuse is flawed in two ways; the numbers they released were vastly exaggerated. Numerous reports have the total number of Americans that signed up in the first week at around 51000, nationwide. In many states, the number of those signing up is still in double digits, or less. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, state officials initially claimed that some 5 million Californians visited the state’s healthcare exchange within the first few days, when the actual figure, they admitted later, was 645000.
The second fault in the myth of health exchange websites being overwhelmed is exposed by those websites, such as Facebook and Google, that receive millions more visitors every day without crashing. These companies invested less money in their sites, but easily cope with a volume of visitors that dwarfs the numbers of those attempting to sign up for Obamacare.
Meanwhile: Day whatever of the phony government shutdown. Had the Republicans had their way, the federal government would have been as fully, dysfunctionally functional as it normally is. The Democrats, however, are determined to make this as painful as they can. They have admitted as much; when asked, recently, why he continued to turn down every offer of compromise put forward by House Republicans, the President replied, basically, that it would be too easy and that Americans would not be sufficiently affected. The President’s goal has been to punish ordinary people and then tell them that it’s all the fault of Republicans.
The American people do not appear to be buying that, however; despite the convincing narrative in the mainstream media – with poll after poll being touted as showing that the GOP is taking all the flak for the shutdown – one has to remember that the mainstream media is no longer a free media; they pander, simper and worship at the feet of Barack Obama; they lack the courage to seriously question the President or his party on any issue. The idea that Americans do not consider the Democrats – and the President himself – at least partially to blame is evident in these polls, but that fact is only whispered.
The false narrative continues with the subject of default. Anyone with even the most basic knowledge of economics knows that Congress’ failure to authorize an increase in the debt ceiling is not at all connected to the prospect of the United States defaulting on its loan repayments. The US defaults if the President issues instructions to the Treasury not to make interest payments on the country’s loans. That is it. There is no other way to spin this; if one considers economics a science, then this is what would be called scientific fact. Raising the debt ceiling means that the federal government can continue to increase the amount it borrows.
Back to Obamacare, the system that was designed to fail and will do so, in order to force Americans into a single-payer, government-controlled environment. How is that working out for you? Vote in our poll and leave your comments.
An op/ed by Graham J Noble