After a week of ObamaCare trainwreck news, Obama to lay out vision for “smarter government”

posted at 11:21 am on July 8, 2013 by Allahpundit

A little news of the weird to lift your spirits on the first day back to work after a long holiday weekend.

As you read this, remember that “smarter government” these days in the health-care realm means taking people’s word for it when they say they’re too poor to pay for health insurance on their own.

Obama will use a 10:30 a.m. ET meeting with Cabinet and senior officials “to lay out his vision for smarter government during his second term,” said an update to the White House schedule.

Shortly before noon, the schedule says, Obama “will make a statement on his Management Agenda in the State Dining Room.”

In a statement, the White House said Obama will discuss progress in three key areas: “Delivering government services better, smarter and faster … finding ways to reduce waste and save taxpayers money; and … opening up huge amounts of government data to give entrepreneurs and businesses the ability to create jobs and solve problems.”

Eliminating ObamaCare’s anti-fraud provisions certainly will deliver services faster, whatever else it means for saving taxpayers money. (The Journal calls them “liar subsidies.”) Ignoring the security provisions in an immigration reform bill passed by Congress, which O presumably thinks he’s entitled to do given his refusal to enforce ObamaCare’s employer mandate, is another way to deliver “services” faster to a coveted constituency. Question: Why would he prefer to strip the anti-fraud elements in his pet domestic legislation rather than delay the exchanges for a year until they’re in place? “Smarter government” suggests going the latter route instead of the former, no? Phil Klein knows why:

With this news coming after the employer mandate delay announcement, the Obama administration has now openly conceded that it is in way over its head when it comes to implementing this unworkable law. Thus, the new strategy is to simply set up a mechanism to feed taxpayer subsidies to as many Americans as possible so that even if Obamacare is a complete train wreck, it will make enough people dependent on government to make repeal politically impossible. Republicans should seize on this immediately, and force the administration to defend a policy that would open the floodgates to fraud.

Precisely. Byron York made the same point a few days ago, in fact, noting Valerie Jarrett’s determination to see the health-insurance exchanges up and running on time. The public’s dependency on ObamaCare is the best, and ultimately maybe only, defense against repeal. Whatever rules the White House has to break for political advantage (postponing the employer mandate until after the midterms), whatever corners they have to cut (giving people a green light to defraud the system for the next year in applying for subsidies), they’ll break those rules and cut those corners in the name of getting the exchanges running ASAP. The more people enroll before 2016, the less likely it is that the GOP will muster the political will to blow up the law and start over afterward. In fact, suspending the anti-fraud measures is best viewed not as a necessary evil to facilitate implementation but as a pot-sweetener. Knowing that the feds won’t be checking people’s applications for subsidies too closely for the next 12 months is a further (crooked) incentive to get them to sign up. That’s what “smarter government” means in practice: Willful inducement to fraud in the name of encouraging dependency.

Oh, and if you think delaying the employer mandate for a year was some sort of panacea for business, read this. Another year of uncertainty for the economy, brought to you by “smarter government.”


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“Smarter”

They keep using that word…

There Goes the Neighborhood on July 8, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Sooooo… he’s announcing his resignation?

Cool.

dforston on July 8, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Obama to lay out vision for “smarter government”

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any dumber….

Thank you, mistah Prez…you never fail to disappoint.

coldwarrior on July 8, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Stop for a moment and think how willfully ignorant a human being has to be to continue to look at this pathetic man and see a leader.

SoRight on July 8, 2013 at 11:26 AM

The stupid is strong in this administration.

D-fusit on July 8, 2013 at 11:26 AM

The more people enroll before 2016, the less likely it is that the GOP will muster the political will to blow up the law and start over afterward. In fact, suspending the anti-fraud measures is best viewed not as a necessary evil to facilitate implementation but as a pot-sweetener.

Of course, rampant fraud and abuse could give the GOP an even bigger mandate to repeal Obamacare.

I won’t feel too much sympathy for a bunch of lying moochers defrauding taxpayers. If they lose their heath care, that’s tough.

DRayRaven on July 8, 2013 at 11:28 AM

“Delivering government services better, smarter and faster … finding ways to reduce waste and save taxpayers money; and … opening up huge amounts of government data to give entrepreneurs and businesses the ability to create jobs and solve problems.”

If he actually wanted these things to occur Obama would be a hard-core conservative (smaller federal government, increased federlaism, freer markets, etc).

Unfortunately he’s the opposite of that, so the folly will continue. Lower and middle-income families to be hardest hit.

visions on July 8, 2013 at 11:29 AM

“Obama” and “Smarter Government” are oxymorons.

sadatoni on July 8, 2013 at 11:29 AM

I still for the life of me can’t figure why the House doesn’t simply refuse to fund it. Quickest way to kill it is to stop feeding the damn beast. GOP really bites the big one.

D-fusit on July 8, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Stop for a moment and think how willfully ignorant a human being has to be to continue to look at this pathetic man and see a leader.

SoRight on July 8, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Here in the People’s Republic of Illinois I still see plenty of Obama bumper stickers including my personal fave, the “I Love ObamaCare” stickers.

Is it coincidence that our dark-blue state (with a complete Dem majority in Springfield) is the laughingstock of the US?

visions on July 8, 2013 at 11:31 AM

sadatoni on July 8, 2013 at 11:29 AM

And one is definitely a regular moron…

coldwarrior on July 8, 2013 at 11:32 AM

The stupid is strong in this administration.

D-fusit on July 8, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Yes. It’s set a bar for stupidity that no past nor future admin could ever hope or dream of surpassing.

“Smarter” like “Transparency” only exists in the rhetoric but not the actions of Barry’s WH.

hawkeye54 on July 8, 2013 at 11:32 AM

How can anyone listen to this guy without breaking into hysterical laughter?

rplat on July 8, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Just another justification for Dog Eater and America’s Mom to hold an expensive luncheon and stuff their faces.

What a bunch of pap. The dude is 7 months into his second term, the nation and the world are crumbling, and Barky decides that the most pressing concern is to deliver a vapid little speech to a herd of glassy-eyed believers who would gladly kill themselves if he so ordered.

We’re screwed, and considering the feckless retards known as “Congress” couldn’t mow my lawn without managing to burn down the house, the screwing isn’t going to end anytime soon.

Bishop on July 8, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Obama to lay out vision for “smarter government”

Must be a big resignation in the works
Perhaps POTUS

J_Crater on July 8, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Won’t this just make another “bubble”, just a faster growing likely to burst sooner bubble?

Cindy Munford on July 8, 2013 at 11:33 AM

When is everyone going to figure out this guy has no clue???

bflat879 on July 8, 2013 at 11:34 AM

sadatoni on July 8, 2013 at 11:29 AM

And one is definitely a regular moron…

coldwarrior on July 8, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Dude, there is nothing “regular” about Barry…..He is a moron surpassing all morons, if only because of the office he holds.

hawkeye54 on July 8, 2013 at 11:34 AM

The republicans will express strongly worded silence.

trs on July 8, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Obama to lay out vision for “smarter government”

MSM haven’t had a chance to swoon lately.

J_Crater on July 8, 2013 at 11:34 AM

When is everyone going to figure out this guy has no clue???

bflat879 on July 8, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Everyone will never figure it out, because too many of the everyones have no clue themselves.

hawkeye54 on July 8, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Is it coincidence that our dark-blue state (with a complete Dem majority in Springfield) is the laughingstock of the US?

visions on July 8, 2013 at 11:31 AM

To be fair though, not everyone in Illinois is laughing; there are 1,000+ murder victims who are definitely keeping a straight face.

Bishop on July 8, 2013 at 11:35 AM

“Smart government” is a contradiction of terms.

bw222 on July 8, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Iiiiiiiiiiii’m too smarty for my brain,
too smarty for my brain,
Brain’s going to leave me
.
I’m too smarty for my health,
Too smarty for my health,
So healthy it hurts.
.
And I’m too smarty for Milan,
Too smarty for Milan,
New York and Japan.
.
And I’m too smarty for your party,
Too smarty for your party,
No way I’m disco dancing.

ExpressoBold on July 8, 2013 at 11:35 AM

“to lay out his vision for smarter government during his second term,”

BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Step 1. Carry your ass out of the White House, sir.

CantCureStupid on July 8, 2013 at 11:35 AM

I’m glad he’s starting to look to “Smarter” government.
This stupid stuff he’s been using just isn’t cutting it, and now even he knows it!

gonnjos on July 8, 2013 at 11:36 AM

It is hard to imagine government getting any dumber.

forest on July 8, 2013 at 11:37 AM

The public’s dependency on ObamaCare is the best, and ultimately maybe only, defense against repeal.

One question though. Wouldn’t this cause the costs of Obamacare to skyrocket beyond the already astronomical projected figures? Everyone always focuses on the political implications of the Dems creating this massive welfare state and how it ensures people will keep voting for them due to their dependency on government. But we’re $17 trillion in the hole with Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid already threatening to bankrupt us. Adding Obamacare to the mix(and sooner than anticipated) ain’t gonna help matters.

Doughboy on July 8, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Stole this one from the Twitchy thread.

Obama is meeting with his Cabinet to lay out ‘his vision for smarter government.’ Because he’s got dumb government down pat.

D-fusit on July 8, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Oh, and if you think delaying the employer mandate for a year was some sort of panacea for business, read this. Another year of uncertainty for the economy, brought to you by “smarter government.”

The GOP should not allow the delay.

First, it sets a terrible precedent for presidents to unconstitutionally decide what laws are enforced and what not (yes, I know that in practicality, this goes on to some extent in proprietorial decisions, deciding where funding should go, etc., but to do it so brazenly and for such an obvious political reason is a bridge too far).

Second, it only helps the DNC. It’s their law, force them to defend it and/or explain why it cannot be enacted as is. Hold their feet to the fire – don’t give them this political out while they do all kinds of nefarious things in the background. Make them apply their own damn law!!

Why, for instance, is the employer mandate going to be less costly a year from now? It won’t be. So, enforce it now or repeal it. Don’t let the dems play these games. Shove this piece of crap right down their throats where it belongs. Let Bayam and all the other idiots come on here and explain why this wonderful, cost saving, health-care quality improving bill can not be implemented as required by the law now, but somehow will be all better in one year. If the law is so damn great – they should want it implemented immediately. Of course, they’ll come up with lies and rationalizations as to why another year will just bake it so much better. As it permeates in its own juices for another year it will somehow NOT be onerous on employers. It will suddenly NOT be expenses. We all know that when you let fine legislation age, it always improves it by the process of aging, like a wine or a cheese.

Enforce the law and impeach if he refuses. It’s his damn law. Enforce it.

Monkeytoe on July 8, 2013 at 11:40 AM

The stupid is strong in this administration.

D-fusit on July 8, 2013 at 11:26 AM

It sure is.

dogsoldier on July 8, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Bishop on July 8, 2013 at 11:35 AM

I admire the “rigor” in your postings.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on July 8, 2013 at 11:40 AM

expenses = expensive

Monkeytoe on July 8, 2013 at 11:41 AM

“…opening up huge amounts of government data to give entrepreneurs and businesses the ability to create jobs and solve problems.”

Obama, a bitter clinger when it comes to the idea that only government can “allow” business to work.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on July 8, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Its so infuriating. Getting people on the government dole at all costs…how noble.

Jack_Burton on July 8, 2013 at 11:42 AM

If smart means lying, corrupt, and inept we already have a smart government.

jukin3 on July 8, 2013 at 11:43 AM

The stupid is strong in this administration.

D-fusit on July 8, 2013 at 11:26 AM

It sure is.

dogsoldier on July 8, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Evil, stupid and successful at both. Idiocracy is coming early

The deliberate destruction of the greatest health care system in the world by the left-collectivist Democrats continues apace.

ebrown2 on July 8, 2013 at 11:44 AM

“Smarter”

They keep using that word…

There Goes the Neighborhood on July 8, 2013 at 11:23 AM

I don’t think that word means what they think it means.

Sorta the way they keep using transparent when they really mean avoid FOIA by any means possible including fake e-mail accounts, lie your ass off about the origins of politically inconvenient attacks on consulates, and hide the provisions for amnesty or Obamacare in so much crap that nobody has a clue as to what provisions of the law are really going to be enforced in furtherance of a radical socialist agenda.

Happy Nomad on July 8, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Maybe “News Of The Weird” should be the new headline for Quotes of The Day anytime the subject is the administration, ObamaCare or the federal government in general.

Heck, you may as well throw all government news of whatever type into the NOTW category, given how bizarre big city politics are in NYC, Chicago, LA etc these days.

MTF on July 8, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Obama admin clicks on “Load saved game” icon; gets “file corrupted” message

BobMbx on July 8, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Those people already are Obama voters.

p0s3r on July 8, 2013 at 11:46 AM

One question though. Wouldn’t this cause the costs of Obamacare to skyrocket beyond the already astronomical projected figures? Everyone always focuses on the political implications of the Dems creating this massive welfare state and how it ensures people will keep voting for them due to their dependency on government. But we’re $17 trillion in the hole with Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid already threatening to bankrupt us. Adding Obamacare to the mix(and sooner than anticipated) ain’t gonna help matters.

Doughboy on July 8, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Of course, this is the old Leninist “The worst, the better” plan to destroy healthcare with arbitrary dictatorship, blame the spineless (R) party for being “obstructionist wreckers” and bully through single-payer.

That’s been the goal all along, enslaving the public through “healthcare reform.”

ebrown2 on July 8, 2013 at 11:49 AM

This isn’t about big government or small government. It’s about building a smarter government that focuses on what works. That is why I will ask my team to think anew and act anew to meet our new challenges. We will go through our federal budget – page by page, line by line – eliminating those programs we don’t need, and insisting that those we do operate in a sensible cost-effective way.

The One – November 25, 2008

He did such a good job at building a smarter government the first time so we just had to re-elect him.

tommer74 on July 8, 2013 at 11:51 AM

“to lay out his vision for smarter government during his second term,”

If it’s anything like his “Smart Diplomacy”, it will be a disaster.

GarandFan on July 8, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Here in the People’s Republic of Illinois I still see plenty of Obama bumper stickers including my personal fave, the “I Love ObamaCare” stickers.

Is it coincidence that our dark-blue state (with a complete Dem majority in Springfield) is the laughingstock of the US?

visions on July 8, 2013 at 11:31 AM

I was in Illinois last week, and got behind a pickup with one of those I HEART OBAMACARE stickers on Saturday morning. I got an earful from my wife’s uncle about how the state is broke, and how the idiots in Springfield aren’t doing anything about it. Part of me would like to live there (it’s beautiful out in the country), but I couldn’t handle being in such a blue state.

Ward Cleaver on July 8, 2013 at 11:53 AM

The stupid is strong in this administration.

D-fusit on July 8, 2013 at 11:26 AM

I honestly believe that this is from top down the dumbest administration ever foisted on the American people. The cabinet members are almost all totally deficient in intellectual capability (when compared with previous administrations). So, you have an average at best intellect as president and a below average cabinet.

And before all of the liberals tell me that Obama is brilliant by virtue of attending Harvard – then you have to also agree that George W. Bush is brilliant. One cannot be brilliant by virtue of attendance and the other not brilliant. Attendance either makes you brilliant or it does not.

Obama has never written anything demonstrating any great intellectual capability, never practiced law so we have no court cases or legal briefs, showing his great legal acumen. He has never said anything remotely memorable (quick, quote from one of his speeches). He has never said anything new – no new ideas, no new ways of looking at things (all of his policies, including Obamacare, are recycled old liberal policies [and even a few abandoned as stupid republican policies] that have been around for decades). when he is on teleprompter he can speak OK (meaning simply decent cadence, no stuttering, not a lot of verbal pauses, and not a lot of malapropism – not a great speaker as some claim), but when off teleprompter he is as bad or worse than Bush was – tons of “ums” and malapropisms and simply getting lots of easy facts wrong (“57 States”, etc.).

He hasn’t released any standardized test results so we don’t know how he did on his SAT or LSAT (96 percentile? 89? 81? – for instance, we know there is an enormous disparity at law schools between minority LSAT scores and non-minority LSAT scores). He hasn’t released his school records so we don’t know what his grades were.

He hasn’t held any job before president with any real responsibility or achievement – he did nothing as a State Senator or U.S. Senator of note, indeed did far less than most in the same positions. His work as a community organizer accomplished, what, exactly?

What, exactly is the basis for the claim of Obama’s intellectual prowess? What tangible thing – aside from attendance at Harvard – demonstrates intellectual ability above average?

I have seen nothing and nobody ever points to it. Even getting good grades at Harvard doesn’t equal better than average intelligence. Someone with average intelligence who works hard can do perfectly fine in a soft major at Harvard. It is getting in that is difficult, because you need standardized test scores, etc., unless you had some affirmative action help – which we don’t know.

Being on law review is no biggie – because we know he did not grade on or write on, he got on some other way and becoming editor, we are told was by vote – not by any kind of intellectual achievement.

So, what are we left with to prove Obama is above-average in intelligence? Nothing. If you are a liberal, you believe it because you want to believe it. It may be true – but where is there any objective proof?

Monkeytoe on July 8, 2013 at 11:55 AM

They should hire Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels as spokesmen for “smarter government”. They could call themselves “Smart and Smarter”.

Ward Cleaver on July 8, 2013 at 11:56 AM

The only words Obama could utter that might provide smarter government would be ‘Effective immediately, I resign the presidency of the United States of America.’
At this point, do we still think Biden’s the biggest idiot in this administration?

CitizenEgg on July 8, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Delivering government services better, smarter and faster … finding ways to reduce waste and save taxpayers money; and … opening up huge amounts of government data to give entrepreneurs and businesses the ability to create jobs and solve problems.

Great, Mr Obama!

Um, why didn’t you get started on that 4 1/2 years ago?

itsnotaboutme on July 8, 2013 at 11:58 AM

More magic from Valerie Jarrett.

RedRedRice on July 8, 2013 at 11:59 AM

“to lay out his vision for smarter government during his second term,”

If it’s anything like his “Smart Diplomacy”, it will be a disaster.

GarandFan on July 8, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Disaster, I believe, is the intent and goal of both by this admin and its leftist abettors.

hawkeye54 on July 8, 2013 at 12:01 PM

When is everyone going to figure out this guy has no clue???

bflat879 on July 8, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Everyone will never figure it out, because too many of the everyones have no clue themselves.

hawkeye54 on July 8, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Anyone with an ounce of common sense knows he has no clue. But “education” has been dumbed down by PC drivel so that more than half the population lack common sense. Then the lapdog media told them that Obama was a brilliant “constitutional law professor” who would bring them Hope and Change and Obamaphones and windmills and free mortgage payments, and the gullible PC-educated people believed it–twice.

The real problem runs deeper: how do we make common sense common again?

Steve Z on July 8, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Evil, stupid and successful at both. Idiocracy is coming early

The deliberate destruction of the greatest health care system in the world by the left-collectivist Democrats continues apace.

ebrown2 on July 8, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Yes, it does. Even after they destroy it, Zero Man will blame someone else. He’s just the “vision guy.” Or so he says. Which means he doesn’t actually know anything. He has succeeded in proving that beyond any shadow of a doubt.

dogsoldier on July 8, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Does he really think we believe he’ll start checking for fraud after one year?

Of course not! It’s just another slush fund. And we and our grandkids are paying for it.

PattyJ on July 8, 2013 at 12:07 PM

“to lay out his vision for smarter government during his second term,”

How can anyone speak these words with a straight face, after that mega vacation to Africa on top of all the other blatant repeated piggishness of the first family?

Smarter government would actually mean impeaching and convicting that jackass and his entire corrupt crew.

dogsoldier on July 8, 2013 at 12:10 PM

We are headed straight into an Obamacare train wreck and the GOP’s number one priority is chasing Mexican voters. Pathetic.

Mark1971 on July 8, 2013 at 12:10 PM

How about a more truthful, transparent government? Let’s work on those two things first. Smarter citizenry will likely follow that, and then we’ll get the smarter government.

Chris of Rights on July 8, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Smarter government. What does that even mean? To me it would mean that they could actually accomplish something in a frugal and timely manner. I ‘know’ that isn’t what it means to Obama. To him it means double down on the freedom killing that he has been doing…… only faster. That guy is one scary dude.

BetseyRoss on July 8, 2013 at 12:19 PM

How can anyone speak these words with a straight face, after that mega vacation to Africa on top of all the other blatant repeated piggishness of the first family?

He’s had a lifetime of mentorship in learning to and honing the skill of blatantly and effectively lying to suit the needs of the agenda.

Smarter government would actually mean impeaching and convicting that jackass and his entire corrupt crew.

dogsoldier on July 8, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Absolutely. Unfortunately we are also saddled with evil, stupid and cowardly government in regards to those who are responsible for bringing on the impeachment and conviction.

hawkeye54 on July 8, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Obama admin clicks on “Load saved game” icon; gets “file corrupted” message

BobMbx on July 8, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Thanks. I LOL’d.

dissent555 on July 8, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Now will it be enough time for people to become dependant… or just be teed off?

If the polls are to be believed, most Americans either don’t know there’s an Individual Mandate or have no idea how it affects them (considering the mess of the law, the latter is more understandable). All people might know is that the law went into place and now everything is a mess, or they might hear things got pushed back a year and assume that means all of the law and now things are a mess because Republicans are being mean and hate everyone.

Ukiah on July 8, 2013 at 12:25 PM

I wonder if they don’t mean “starter” instead of “smarter”. Like a reset, or a do-over.

MTF on July 8, 2013 at 12:27 PM

noting Valerie Jarrett’s Real President of the US Jarrett’s determination to see the health-insurance exchanges up and running on time.

FTFY

Imagine a world in which reporters would be asking “who the heck does the Jarrett person think she is?” and actually investigating her. Just imagine….

neyney on July 8, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Smarter government. Haven’t we heard that before?

22044 on July 8, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Thanks but no thanks, we can’t afford any more of your kind of “smart”.

antipc on July 8, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Dark days for the Republic.

petefrt on July 8, 2013 at 12:39 PM

“>>>his Management Agenda in the State Dining Room.”

What day to eat Kobe Steak, and when to have Angus hot dogs. What nights Michelle is out. Banish flowers and decorations that get in the way of eating as fast as you want to. No party favors that don’t have candy inside. No veg. Lots of chips.

Fleuries on July 8, 2013 at 12:41 PM

After a while, commentary is superfluous.

Akzed on July 8, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Meanwhile, Republicans are meeting in Iowa and laying out their vision for a smarter president.

slickwillie2001 on July 8, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Meanwhile, Republicans are meeting in Iowa and laying out their vision for a smarter president.

slickwillie2001 on July 8, 2013 at 12:48 PM

That must mean the names of Jeb and Marco are being bandied about. Can’t get any smarter than those two.

/Sarc

hawkeye54 on July 8, 2013 at 12:54 PM

After a week 4.5 yrs of ObamaCare trainwreck news, Obama to lay out vision for “smarter government”

Truth in reporting.

hillsoftx on July 8, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Obama to lay out vision for “smarter government”

Truth in reporting.

Yeah, and what Barry considers “smarter” government and what we consider “smarter” government is a world of ideology and practice apart.

hawkeye54 on July 8, 2013 at 1:07 PM

I liked Rush’s suggestion today.

Do not carry insurance at all and tell the government you do (since they have no means within the structure of Obamacare to check). That way, you get out of paying outrageous insurance premiums, and you don’t have to pay the Obamacare “tax,” either.

DRayRaven on July 8, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Democrats resign en masse?

nico on July 8, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Well, well, well…. You get the “people” into the “exchanges”/aka Medicaid KNOWING that most private physicians cannot and will not accept these patients anymore.. so, where will the millions of new Medicaid/Obamacare patients go? Why to the EMERGENCY ROOMs of course!

And once they’re at the E/R, Michelle’s Patient Dumping Scheme will kick in again.

Smart? Or plain evil?

Key West Reader on July 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM

So if you say you can’t afford health insurance (I assume that means you would “qualify” for a subsidy) and just have to say so, is that really any different from the “liar” mortgages where the applicant said what his or her income was and there was no verification? I suppose it is okay when the government is not verifying since that cuts out the middle-man (the mortgage issuer).

Why take the long route when you can take shortcuts?

Russ808 on July 8, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Is it coincidence that our dark-blue state (with a complete Dem majority in Springfield) is the laughingstock of the US?

visions on July 8, 2013 at 11:31 AM

It’s no coincidence, but I’d have to give Mexifornia and Old York as the two top laughing stocks of the US. It’s going to be a real horse race though to see which state collapses from liberal stupidity first. My money’s on Mexifornia followed by Illinois and then Old York. Then, there will be mass inflows of new liberals in Red states and they will Whine about how Republicans ruined their old home towns.

cajunpatriot on July 8, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Then, there will be mass inflows of new liberals in Red states and they will Whine about how Republicans ruined their old home towns.

And while they whine, they will support politicians and policies that will turn their new homes into new mexifornias and old yorks, since liberals absolutely refuse to see their own failures in themselves. If something failed in the old state, it was someone else to blame, not them.

hawkeye54 on July 8, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Actually the hospitals are working to enroll them in their ACO product – kind of like an HMO that has strict referral procedures to only their facilities. Hospitals are signing lots of admin staff to be navigators. So they will charge the govt a fee for being the navigator and then move them into an option that includes their ACO product. The hospitals have been buying up family practice docs in order to use them to funnel patients to their labs and surgery centers and specialists. You won’t see docs much – mostly NPs and PAs.

The hosptials need the tax subsidy to be granted without evidence – otherwise the people will not enroll until they have a medical problem.

Zomcon JEM on July 8, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Newspeak dictionary entry for 07/08/2013:

“Smarter” is the new substitute for “Bigger”. All references to “Bigger” to be redacted and changed to “Smarter”.

djtnt on July 8, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Do not carry insurance at all and tell the government you do (since they have no means within the structure of Obamacare to check). That way, you get out of paying outrageous insurance premiums, and you don’t have to pay the Obamacare “tax,” either.

DRayRaven on July 8, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Good plan.

dogsoldier on July 8, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Absolutely. Unfortunately we are also saddled with evil, stupid and cowardly government in regards to those who are responsible for bringing on the impeachment and conviction.

hawkeye54 on July 8, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Alas, yes. These are dark days.

dogsoldier on July 8, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Smaht government at work:

http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/the-irs-mistakenly-exposed-thousands-of-social-security-numbers-20130708

FTA:

The incident involves the unwitting exposure of as many as 2,319 Social Security numbers, maybe more, according to a July 1 audit by the independent transparency and public-domain group Public.Resource.org. The identifying numbers were on the Internet for less than 24 hours, but the damage was done. And unfortunately, the data-breach concerns some of the most sensitive types of transactions: Those made by nonprofit political groups known as 527s.

Someone got in and FTP’d the files off the IRS server. FTP is an acronym for software that transfers files over the internet. Essentially if this port is open, they can downloads files from the server. ( I have simplified this a little )

The article shows one such connection.

dogsoldier on July 8, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Then there is this bit of Smaht government:

http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/energyenvironment/309397-power-plant-rules-and-more-coming-from-epa-administration#ixzz2YTLCvSBe

The Obama administration is looking forward to a host of new environmental regulations that go far beyond the president’s plans to issue new standards for greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants.

The new regulations, previewed in the administration’s spring regulatory roadmap released this week, cover everything from pollution runoff from military ships to landfill methane emissions, and in some cases will be issued long after called for under the law.

dogsoldier on July 8, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Since we are a government by the people, I suggest that we start with a smarter electorate, smarter GOP, smarter Democrats. That won’t happen, of course, until we get rid of all the morons who have elected those running Washington. The main object of immigration reform, however, seems to be to bring in more morons who will vote to dole out more of the country’s wealth to themselves. That is not race specific, just a note that we already have plenty of morons born here who have swallowed the dictates of socialism.

flataffect on July 8, 2013 at 5:56 PM

So my 18 and 19 year old kids that still live with me and are on my plan, can be taken off my plan and get subsidies? Is that how that works?
Well, I see that as wrong, but many won’t. WTH is wrong with this WH and their power hungry greed? Makes me sick! (hey, now I need a subsidy)

samazf on July 8, 2013 at 7:55 PM