Quotes of the day

posted at 9:01 pm on November 27, 2013 by Allahpundit

Another city, another fundraiser. Again, “Hail to the Chief” played, and again, President Obama opened with his routine act: “It’s good to be back in San Francisco! Love this place!” He recognized the outstanding mayor and outstanding members of Congress and outstanding attorney general in attendance.

Then the president got introspective. “Sometimes people ask me, how do you keep up with everything involved in this job of yours, which is kind of a crazy job?” Obama said. “There’s a lot of stuff, and it’s all pretty complicated, and nobody is ever entirely happy with any decision that you make, and your hair is a lot grayer than it used to be.”

The president said his days start with great promise, but by the time they end, he looks at his to-do list and feels overwhelmed: “Man, we’ve still got a long way to go.”

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“Kindness covers all of my political beliefs,” Obama told his audience of wealthy investors, high-tech donors, journalists and fellow Democrats Tuesday, only two months after he slashed at GOP legislators, calling them arsonists, nuclear blackmailers, economic wreckers, hostage-takers, obsessives and irresponsible extremists.

“When I think about what I’m fighting for, what gets me up every single day, [kindness] captures it just about as much as anything,” he told his audience at the DreamWorks studio in Glendale, Calif., which he visited as part of a seven-stop fundraising trip.

“Kindness; empathy — that sense that I have a stake in your success,” said Obama, who told supporters during the November election “Don’t boo. Vote. Voting is the best revenge.”

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The website is a mess because the program is a mess. As Mom used to say, “What starts out twisted stays twisted.” The president oversold the benefits of the website just as he oversold how painless the entire law was going to be. He thought he could get away saying that if you liked your insurance you would be able to keep it. Why? Because he assumed the people who didn’t like their old plans would love their freshly minted Obamacare plans. Guess what, they don’t. Now he’s had to spin like mad—including making the estimates of coverage on the website look better than they are—and modify parts of the law by delaying the employer mandate and open enrollment next year. He faces a fundamental problem: The federal government can’t take on a project of this size. That’s why 56 percent of the public doesn’t agree with the underlying goal that every American should have health insurance, a record high.

Another nightmare is coming: People won’t be able to keep their doctor the way the president promised either. That’s because, in an effort to keep costs down, insurance companies are slashing doctor payments and limiting the number of doctors they will cover.

It’s called the Affordable Care Act, but according to, the Kaiser Family Foundation premiums in 2014 will likely be higher in most states. Even if they can get the website moving again, the law faces a slew of hurdles—the beleaguered IRS has to oversee the enforcement, next year those companies with more than 50 employees who were given a one-year reprieve from the mandate will be forced to join, and the system for paying insurers for “risk corridors” hasn’t been worked out. But this is about more than a health care law. This was the president’s signature legislative accomplishment. His team had three years to prepare, and even though many involved knew it was going to collapse on launch and tests just before the launch failed to handle 500 users, they went ahead anyway. Health care inflation may be down, but that’s because 77 percent of that cost decrease comes from the recession, not a law that was passed in 2010.

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6) Once you’re able to get onto the website, you’ll have plenty of cheaper/better choices and be able to qualify for a subsidy.

No, you probably won’t. While the subsidies are generous for people on the lowest income end, many people – even low-income people – will be surprised to find how little the subsidy hides the aforementioned growth in premiums or how expensive the new plans are. And the rate shock they perceive for those premiums will likely be deceptive as well, as ProPublica notes here, because of the increases in deductibles and out-of-pocket co-pays associated with the new policies. Polling data thus far shows one of the major reasons people are coming to the website but not selecting a plan is because they’re surprised by the costs. For many people, $190 a month is absolutely affordable – but for those who weren’t buying insurance when it was $160 a month, they’re balking.

7) When people get covered under Obamacare, they’ll start liking the new system because they’ll get the same health care, but cheaper.

No, they probably won’t get what they expect. While I am amazed by how much the administration has bungled the rollout of the law, the real Achilles’ heel from my perspective has always been the second round of hits: the doc shock as people learn about the newly restricted networks under the plans offered via the exchanges. Many states have one insurer with dominant, near-monopoly market share, and in these states not having a critical hospital in the network can be a major problem for the ill. The best hospitals in the country – the Mayo Clinic, Cedars-Sinai, and other such household names – are typically also the most expensive hospitals in an insurer’s network. This means that the quickest way to be able to make a plan that is solvent under Obamacare’s regulatory model is to drop some of these expensive hospitals and systems from your plans. This is going to hit the sickest Americans hardest, as stories like this one show.

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The technocratic idea is that you put a bunch of smart, competent people in government — folks who really want the thing to work — and they’ll make it happen. But “smart, competent people” are not a generic quantity; they’re incredibly domain-specific. Most academics couldn’t run a lemonade stand. Most successful entrepreneurs wouldn’t be able to muster the monomaniacal devotion needed to get a Ph.D. Neither group produces many folks who can consistently generate readable, engaging writing on a deadline. And none of us would be able to win a campaign for Congress.

Yet in my experience, the majority of people in these domains think that they could do everyone else’s job better, if they weren’t so busy with whatever it is they’re doing so well. It’s the illusion of omnicompetence, and in the case of HealthCare.gov, it seems to have been nearly fatal.

The policy people handed out impossible orders to the technical staff; when the technical staff couldn’t deliver their impossibility, they decided that the problem was incompetence. This percolated all the way down the line, and quite probably back up again — why bother explaining things if the people you’re doing the explaining to are idiots?

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t the end of the day, the root of President Obama’s mendacity on Obamacare was simple: He didn’t dare tell people how the law would work. He couldn’t tell people how the law would work…

If this is the only way to pass your signature initiative—and a decades-long goal of your party—it ought to give you pause. But Obama was a natural at delivering sweeping and sincere-seeming assurances that weren’t true. This kind of thing is his métier.

If he were awoken at 3 a.m. and told he had to make the case for nationalizing the banks by denying he was nationalizing the banks, he would do an entirely creditable job of it, even without a TelePrompTer. The salesmanship for Obamacare represents in microcosm the larger Obama political project, which has always depended on throwing a reassuring skein of moderation on top of left-wing ideological aims.

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The CNN results amplify Obama’s political problem: The Affordable Care Act imbroglio is having an outsized effect on his entire presidency, with voters reassessing his basic qualifications. “This is serious,” says Chris Kofinis, a Democratic strategist and former chief of staff to Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. “This is much more serious than I hear some Democrats saying publicly. This is not a temporary drop.”

Adds John Geer, an expert on public opinion at Vanderbilt University, “In a sense, the public was collectively willing to be patient. That reservoir of support among independents and moderates has evaporated.”

For weeks, Democrats have hewn to the party line, arguing that once the website woes are repaired and people can enroll easily, the political climate will improve. And Kofinis is in that lot: “Fixing it will help turn it around. But not overnight. It’s a lot easier to fall—a lot harder to come back.”

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“I believe that health care reform will be the right thing for the country . . . It certainly wasn’t the smart ‘political’ thing! And I hope that in the months to come, you will keep an open mind and evaluate it based not on the political attacks but on what it does or doesn’t do to improve people’s lives. Sincerely, Barack Obama.”

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Maybe if Axie Baby got RWM some cute booties for her pretty feet she would Twitter him.

Worth a try.

/my job is to get them hitched.

SparkPlug on November 27, 2013 at 9:04 PM

The people pictured in those OFA ObamaCare Thanksgiving ads look like trendy, annoying liberal hipsters, and they make my skin crawl.

bluegill on November 27, 2013 at 9:04 PM

SparkPlug on November 27, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Work it Sparky! Work It!

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:06 PM

BandWidth unfriendly Bish for Sparky.

SparkPlug on November 27, 2013 at 9:06 PM

bluegill on November 27, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Totally agree with you :)

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:06 PM

SparkPlug on November 27, 2013 at 9:06 PM

No way! You got this in da bag!! ;)

Nice BishBop!! ^5

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Nice Bish Sparky!

KCB on November 27, 2013 at 9:09 PM

I want to take this moment to wish everyone a safe journey if travelling, a safe arrival. Those of us staying at home this year for various reasons, you all know what to do right!

PIG OUT!!! Buahhhhhhahahahahaha!

Relax watch Macys parade, all you guys, it’s wall to wall FootBall!!

Sleep, snore, fart, you know ;)lol…get wasted!! :)

God Bless everyone and have a fabulous
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Black Friday SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP!!

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:09 PM

KCB on November 27, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Hey Ken how ya doing?!! :)

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:10 PM

First there was the talking points memo from the OFA cult.
Then the gun control place mats from Bloomberg.

Now this from the DNC:

the Democrat’s guide to talking politics with your republican uncle

Including:
Economy: 7.8 million reasons why your Republican uncle is wrong
Health Care: Market-based, constitutional, and definitely not socialist
Climate: 97% of scientists vs. your Republican uncle
Immigration: No amnesty, just facts

kcewa on November 27, 2013 at 9:12 PM

kcewa on November 27, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Dems‘ da rulers for ya, what can I say eh?

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Well Scrumpydoodles, I wasn’t even trying to out Bish anyone but these Scrumpy-poet-wanna-be-pikers are so lame I out Bished them with half of Schads brain tied behind my back.

SparkPlug on November 27, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Comet ISON will put on a show tomorrow so be sure to take time to go out and find it in the sky, heading towards the sun :)

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:14 PM

The people pictured in those OFA ObamaCare Thanksgiving ads look like trendy, annoying liberal hipsters, and they make my skin crawl.

bluegill on November 27, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Then you wouldn’t like the Nomad Thanksgiving gathering.

Happy Nomad on November 27, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Dems‘ da rulers for ya, what can I say eh?

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Just say nooooo.

kcewa on November 27, 2013 at 9:15 PM

OT: For those who missed it (like I did due to losing power!), NFL Network is showing Sunday night’s game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos. Entire game compressed to 2 hours.

I hear the ending was exciting.

Del Dolemonte on November 27, 2013 at 9:15 PM

SparkPlug on November 27, 2013 at 9:14 PM

It was inevitable, with all your brain power, charm and good looks, who else could do it but you!

Power IS power!

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:16 PM

“Kindness covers all of my political beliefs,” Obama told his audience of wealthy investors, high-tech donors, journalists and fellow Democrats Tuesday, only two months after he slashed at GOP legislators, calling them arsonists, nuclear blackmailers, economic wreckers, hostage-takers, obsessives and irresponsible extremists.

Textbook clinical insanity.

VorDaj on November 27, 2013 at 9:17 PM

That’s one big turkey in the photo. And the bird is pretty big, also.

RoadRunner on November 27, 2013 at 9:17 PM

kcewa on November 27, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Lol! Right on!

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Comet Obama is a black and tarry stool – stone orbiting Satan’s sphincter.

SparkPlug on November 27, 2013 at 9:17 PM

I look at that photo and think, “death panels”.

Wouldn’t that be fun? If in the coming years instead of pardoning a turkey the president wheels out 7 or 8 turkeys and a panel of 5 people decide which ones to make for dinner…

publius75 on November 27, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Del Dolemonte on November 27, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Wanna see a spoiler? ;)

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Thanksgivukkah.

Thanksgivukkah.

RushBaby on November 27, 2013 at 9:18 PM

SparkPlug on November 27, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Wow! See what I mean! Brain Powerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:19 PM

OT: For those who missed it (like I did due to losing power!), NFL Network is showing Sunday night’s game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos. Entire game compressed to 2 hours.

I hear the ending was exciting.

Del Dolemonte on November 27, 2013 at 9:15 PM

I’ll take the Patriots to win if you’d like to bet.

kcewa on November 27, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Textbook clinical insanity.

VorDaj on November 27, 2013 at 9:17 PM

I concur with your conclusion there Dr VorDaj!! 100%!

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:20 PM

The people pictured in those OFA ObamaCare Thanksgiving ads look like trendy, annoying liberal hipsters, and they make my skin crawl.

bluegill on November 27, 2013 at 9:04 PM

…wonder…what it does to scales?

KOOLAID2 on November 27, 2013 at 9:21 PM

publius75 on November 27, 2013 at 9:18 PM

It’s GONG time!!

Bang the Gong!

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:22 PM

KOOLAID2 on November 27, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Good evening Mr Koolaid2!! :)

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:22 PM

“When I think about what I’m fighting for, what gets me up every single day, [kindness] captures it just about as much as anything,”

When those Pakistani children are scattered across the landscape by missile-carrying drones, Dog Eater feels a special glow of kindness radiate to his very core. In fact he’s been known to order the atomizing of entire families during the festive holiday season.

Bishop on November 27, 2013 at 9:23 PM

To my friends,

To my friendly acquaintances,

To the personality-challenged running multiple nicks and unable to let go of any disagreement, endlessly rationalizing to themselves in the comments about why everyone else is the problem for the s*** storm they kick up,

To the magnificent ****** ** — to whom I owe an apology for all that “OMG I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH!” email I found in my sent box when I was cleaning this afternoon — sorry about that — I meant it, but I should have suffered quietly –

To SparkPlug,

To Allahpundit, Morrissey, and Jazz,

*sip*

. . . forgot what the point was . . .

Axe on November 27, 2013 at 9:25 PM

He has a lot of b**** showing a Jew in his ad after the Iran “treaty.”

kcewa on November 27, 2013 at 9:26 PM

O! Happy Thanksgiving!

Also that Jew thing.

Axe on November 27, 2013 at 9:26 PM

For anyone who ever wondered what it would be like if a mentally deranged emotional 6 year old somehow became President, and if you have not had your mind closed by force, well, now you know.

VorDaj on November 27, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:10 PM

KCB on November 27, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Very well Scrumpy! I trust you are too?

KCB on November 27, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Axe on November 27, 2013 at 9:25 PM

(A truce has been reached) :)

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:28 PM

KCB on November 27, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Simply Mahvelous Dahlink :)

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:29 PM

When those Pakistani children are scattered across the landscape by missile-carrying drones, Dog Eater feels a special glow of kindness radiate to his very core. In fact he’s been known to order the atomizing of entire families during the festive holiday season.

Bishop on November 27, 2013 at 9:23 PM

He keeps lists about this stuff.

Happy Nomad on November 27, 2013 at 9:29 PM

What’s the biggest turkey in the room? Obama or Obamacare? Neither of these deserve pardoning.

TXUS on November 27, 2013 at 9:30 PM

He recognized the outstanding mayor and outstanding members of Congress and outstanding attorney general in attendance.

Does anything stand out in that sentence?

Suck ups.

VibrioCocci on November 27, 2013 at 9:34 PM

forgot what the point was . . .
Axe on November 27, 2013 at 9:25 PM

The point is is that you wear frog green tights for theatrical purposes And won’t admit it.

SparkPlug on November 27, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Happy Thanksgiving all ye merry Hot Airians!

squint on November 27, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Happy Thanksgiving all ye merry Hot Airians!

squint on November 27, 2013 at 9:35 PM

:)

The point is is that you wear frog green tights for theatrical purposes And won’t admit it.

SparkPlug on November 27, 2013 at 9:35 PM

*sigh* — KEN wears tights. I wear 501s.

Axe on November 27, 2013 at 9:37 PM

KOOLAID2 on November 27, 2013 at 9:21 PM

I saw what you said (down there) Thanks! Left a note :)

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Axe on November 27, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Real men wear tights and women wear *****hose ;)

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:39 PM

For anyone who ever wondered what it would be like if a mentally deranged emotional 6 year old somehow became President, and if you have not had your mind closed by force, well, now you know.

VorDaj on November 27, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Aaahhhh… Remember those halcyon days, circa 2008, when we all worried he would only suck as bad as Jimmy Carter…?

Nostalgia really sucks…

PointnClick on November 27, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Happy Thanksgiving all ye merry Hot Airians!

squint on November 27, 2013 at 9:35 PM

It’s not Thanksgiving yet, bigot. And I’ll bet you didn’t know the Pilgrims gave AIDS-infected Spam to the Indians so they would all die and the Pilgrims could then build oil derricks on their sacred burial grounds.

Bishop on November 27, 2013 at 9:41 PM

I’ve never seen such a big, ugly black turkey. Hope that’s not the one they pardon.

msupertas on November 27, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Happy Thanksgiving, Bishop.

Axe on November 27, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Happy Thanksgiving all ye merry Hot Airians!

squint on November 27, 2013 at 9:35 PM

It’s not Thanksgiving yet, bigot. And I’ll bet you didn’t know the Pilgrims gave AIDS-infected Spam to the Indians so they would all die and the Pilgrims could then build oil derricks on their sacred burial grounds.

Bishop on November 27, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Happy Thanksgiving, Bishop.

Axe on November 27, 2013 at 9:42 PM

rotf — This happened at the same time. :) The second was not a response to the first.

Axe on November 27, 2013 at 9:43 PM

KOOLAID2 on November 27, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Good evening Mr Koolaid2!! :)

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:22 PM

…Hi Sweetie!…Regarding the picture to this thread…I thought Jay Leno said…the Turkey wouldn’t do a photo op…with the winged ear one!

KOOLAID2 on November 27, 2013 at 9:43 PM

When those Pakistani children are scattered across the landscape by missile-carrying drones, Dog Eater feels a special glow of kindness radiate to his very core. In fact he’s been known to order the atomizing of entire families during the festive holiday season.

Bishop on November 27, 2013 at 9:23 PM

He keeps lists about this stuff.

Happy Nomad on November 27, 2013 at 9:29 PM

According to information from a source know on the internet as “White House Insider”, Obama spends much of his days watching a big screen TV, dressed in sweats and smoking. According to this source, Obama has the greatest enthusiasm for drone killing and watches the recordings of them over and over “like porn” and one doesn’t have to be Sigmund Freud to recognize a sick mind in that behavior.

VorDaj on November 27, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Hunting women ten times smarter is pure folly and masochistic.

So is hunting dumb ones.

wolly4321 on November 27, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Real men wear tights and women wear *****hose ;)

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Fishnets.

Big sigh.

Axe on November 27, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Aaahhhh… Remember those halcyon days, circa 2008, when we all worried he would only suck as bad as Jimmy Carter…?

Nostalgia really sucks…

PointnClick on November 27, 2013 at 9:39 PM

I don’t know if you remember. The Hot Air line back then was that we had to give the rat-eared bastard a chance. We couldn’t be critical after the election. People were actually banned from HA for not agreeing with that mantra. Because Obama was going to bring us all together or something.

Happy Nomad on November 27, 2013 at 9:47 PM

msupertas on November 27, 2013 at 9:42 PM

LMAO!!

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Axe on November 27, 2013 at 9:37 PM

What’s wring with tights?

KCB on November 27, 2013 at 9:48 PM

KOOLAID2 on November 27, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Another gut buster!! Lol!! :)

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:48 PM

It’s not Thanksgiving yet, bigot. And I’ll bet you didn’t know the Pilgrims gave AIDS-infected Spam to the Indians so they would all die and the Pilgrims could then build oil derricks on their sacred burial grounds.

Bishop on November 27, 2013 at 9:41 PM

I don’t recall the Charlie Brown Specials ever mentioning this.

squint on November 27, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Axe on November 27, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Look you, I don’t wanna fish for a man in fishnets, I wanna hook a man, but hey, what ever floats your boat!! :P

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Real men wear tights and women wear *****hose ;) Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:39 PM

On there head while robbing a 7-11?

wolly4321 on November 27, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Bishop on November 27, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Killer commentary!! Lol :))

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:51 PM

wolly4321 on November 27, 2013 at 9:50 PM

yeah and?! ;D

Don’t knock til you try it :D

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:52 PM

I am entirely drinking too much tea!!

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:53 PM

She’s not smarter. That’s why –

It doesn’t matter.

MORE LEMONADE

Axe on November 27, 2013 at 9:54 PM

I don’t recall the Charlie Brown Specials ever mentioning this.

squint on November 27, 2013 at 9:48 PM

That’s because you weren’t paying attention to when the never-seen-only-heard adults were speaking.

“Mooah mooah mooooaaahhh mooah mooah mooahhh” is actually subliminal messaging to conservatives telling them to lie about Thanksgiving and never mention that the Pilgrims forced the Mohicans to work for substandard wages in early Walmart-type stores.

Bishop on November 27, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Look you, I don’t wanna fish for a man in fishnets, I wanna hook a man, but hey, what ever floats your boat!! :P

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:49 PM

lol :)

^ Reads, you don’t want a man wearing fishnets.

Prude.

Axe on November 27, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Bishop on November 27, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Oh Gawd! Priceless!

Says scrumpy as she rolls on the floor in fits of laughter!

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Axe on November 27, 2013 at 9:55 PM

My man will wear what I let him wear! hehehehehe o_0

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:57 PM

What’s wring with tights?

KCB on November 27, 2013 at 9:48 PM

I made no judgement. :) I only corrected the record. You wear tights, not me. I wear 501s, pigtails, lipstick, and cry a lot about how mom never loved me as much as my other “sisters” as I build incendiary devices, assemble cages, and listen to BOC cranked up to 11.

Axe on November 27, 2013 at 9:58 PM

We’ll let you know how much it costs after you sign on the dotted line.

Days before the Obama administration’s self-imposed Nov. 30 deadline for fixing HealthCare.gov, its technology team is scrambling to build a new part of the Web site as a workaround that would enable more people to buy health insurance without relying directly on the site.

The new mechanism, EZ App, would permit people who are eligible for financial help from the government to enroll for coverage without calculating an exact subsidy amount, which has been a major stumbling block, according to government and insurance industry officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to be frank. It would allow call centers, and eventually insurance companies and brokers, to help people enroll based on estimates of what their federal subsidies would be.

But insurers are uncomfortable with the add-on because they do not want to shoulder the financial liability for customers signing up for plans with a rough estimate of their final premiums, rather than a precise figure verified through the site.

Insurance industry leaders are worried that customers may owe more than the estimate and don’t want to have to collect more money from them.

“The health plans want to make sure whatever estimate of subsidy is used, they want to make sure it’s final,” said an insurance industry official, who spoke on background to discuss private conversations that industry representatives have had with administration officials. If health plans were at risk of losing money, the official said, they “wouldn’t go along with it.”

kcewa on November 27, 2013 at 10:00 PM

That’s because you weren’t paying attention to when the never-seen-only-heard adults were speaking.

“Mooah mooah mooooaaahhh mooah mooah mooahhh” is actually subliminal messaging to conservatives telling them to lie about Thanksgiving and never mention that the Pilgrims forced the Mohicans to work for substandard wages in early Walmart-type stores.

Bishop on November 27, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Hmmm…very interesting…I’m gonna slowly back away now…

squint on November 27, 2013 at 10:00 PM

{Thought bubble}

I wish I could write somthing so darn funny people say things like, that was a gut buster or, I laughed my socks off or somthing equally silly and spontaneous…

Le Sigh

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 10:00 PM

It’s not Thanksgiving yet, bigot. And I’ll bet you didn’t know the Pilgrims gave AIDS-infected Spam to the Indians so they would all die and the Pilgrims could then build oil derricks on their sacred burial grounds.

Bishop on November 27, 2013 at 9:41 PM

I don’t recall the Charlie Brown Specials ever mentioning this.

squint on November 27, 2013 at 9:48 PM

They were selling Dolly Madison baked goods, not Spam.

Happy Nomad on November 27, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Axe on November 27, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Like that!! Man, that’s some funny stuff!! Hahahahahahahaha!

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Real men wear tights and women wear *****hose ;)

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Got my tights on now, or as we like to call them, longhandles. Today, we been hunting dinner for tomorrow and, “tights” or “longhandles”, I’m wearing those sumbitches when it’s as cold as it’s been the last couple of days. The boys and me downed three beautiful, fat wild turkeys, that went un-pardoned as soon as the reports from the rifles went out.

Gonna be some get eatin’ at the rancho mañana, and probably some good drinkin’, too.

Happy Thanksgiving to all, and if you have a liberal relative at your table who got the talking points about Obamacare and starts to tell you how good it is and how stupid you are, you have my permission to shoot, preferably with a double-tap.

TXUS on November 27, 2013 at 10:03 PM

squint on November 27, 2013 at 10:00 PM

If you were looking for quality intelletual heavy intelligence going on in here.

YOU picked the wrong night!

Just roll with it ok! :)

Have a blast laugh and leave entertained if not enlightened!! :D

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Real men wear tights and women wear *****hose ;)

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Got my tights on now, or as we like to call them, longhandles. Today, we been hunting dinner for tomorrow and, “tights” or “longhandles”, I’m wearing those sumb!tches when it’s as cold as it’s been the last couple of days. The boys and me downed three beautiful, fat wild turkeys, that went un-pardoned as soon as the reports from the rifles went out.

Gonna be some get eatin’ at the rancho mañana, and probably some good drinkin’, too.

Happy Thanksgiving to all, and if you have a liberal relative at your table who got the talking points about Obamacare and starts to tell you how good it is and how stupid you are, you have my permission to shoot, preferably with a double-tap.

TXUS on November 27, 2013 at 10:04 PM

how to carve a turkey.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 27, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Pandas eat shoots and leaves…

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 10:05 PM

The good news that I only need to work 5 1/2 hours tomorrow-the bad news is that my shift starts @ 5AM.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 27, 2013 at 10:06 PM

TXUS on November 27, 2013 at 10:04 PM

I wish you and your crew a very wonderful day, full with the bounty off the land! I hope you all have a rollicking fine day!

God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 10:07 PM

If you were looking for quality intelletual heavy intelligence going on in here.

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Good Lord, why would I want that? ;)

squint on November 27, 2013 at 10:07 PM

The good news that I only need to work 5 1/2 hours tomorrow-the bad news is that my shift starts @ 5AM.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 27, 2013 at 10:06 PM

That sucks, but I am glad you are working again!

KCB on November 27, 2013 at 10:08 PM

good eatin’

Quick, another Crown on the rocks.

TXUS on November 27, 2013 at 10:08 PM

I wish I could write somthing so darn funny people say things like, that was a gut buster or, I laughed my socks off or somthing equally silly and spontaneous…

Le Sigh …

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Stop it, stop it..yer killing me, oh man what a gut buster, my socks just flew off..just now…really. Happy Thanksgiving. :)

msupertas on November 27, 2013 at 10:09 PM

What’s wring with tights?

KCB on November 27, 2013 at 9:48 PM

wring verb \ˈriŋ\
: to twist and squeeze (wet cloth, hair, etc.) to remove water

: to get (something) out of someone or something with a lot of effort

: to twist and break (an animal’s neck) in order to kill the animal

I THINK I know the answer here, but this feels like one of those things where context is everything…

PointnClick on November 27, 2013 at 10:09 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on November 27, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Too funny to leave there!! So here is it:

Step 1: Go buy a turkey

Step 2: Take a drink of whiskey, scotch, or JD

Step 3: Put turkey in the oven

Step 4: Take another 2 drinks of whiskey

Step 5: Set the degree at 375 ovens

Step 6: Take 3 more whiskeys of drink

Step 7: Turn oven the on

Step 8: Take 4 whisks of drinky

Step 9: Turk the bastey

Step 10: Whiskey another bottle of get

Step 11: Stick a turkey in the thermometer

Step 12: Glass yourself a pour of whiskey

Step 13: Bake the whiskey for 4 hours

Step 14: Take the oven out of the turkey

Step 15: Take the oven out of the turkey

Step 16: Floor the turkey up off the pick

Step 17: Turk the carvey

Step 18: Get yourself another scottle of botch

Step 19: Tet the sable and pour yourself a glass of turkey

Step 20: Bless the saying, pass and eat out!

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 10:09 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on November 27, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Lady, it’s time to FIRE wallyworld mmmm ‘k!

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 10:11 PM

The good news that I only need to work 5 1/2 hours tomorrow-the bad news is that my shift starts @ 5AM.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 27, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Fun time to shop at the Great Wal, the people watching is interesting. There’s a dude who works at my closest Walmart in sporting goods, he has an honest to gaia mullet that hangs down in back to his waist. He’s perfect material for “People of Walmart” websites but probably the nicest store employee I’ve run into in my life.

Bishop on November 27, 2013 at 10:11 PM

KCB on November 27, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Most of the food departments are getting shorter shifts. After I get off-we 3 are heading out to eat and then Spawn is heading to work from the restaurant.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 27, 2013 at 10:12 PM

msupertas on November 27, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Awwwwwwwwwwwww shucks! Thanks !! ;)

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 10:07 PM

And, same to you, Darlin’, and as to the fun part, hell, fun always surrounds you so you’d fit in quite well here at the ranch, or anywhere.

TXUS on November 27, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 10:09 PM

I really did bust a gut on that one, luckily before Bammycare kicks in.

msupertas on November 27, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Bishop on November 27, 2013 at 10:11 PM

The best time to watch is Sunday morining after the churches let out

annoyinglittletwerp on November 27, 2013 at 10:14 PM

TXUS on November 27, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Thank you :)

I just got me a pr of rodeo boots and I need someplace to wear ‘em!

Scrumpy on November 27, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Axe on November 27, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Bwaaahh. Funny. Well if you show SoRo your feminine side she will wuv you more.

My guess. It’s not without certain risks. Ask George Castanza.

SparkPlug on November 27, 2013 at 10:15 PM

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