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Let the Death Spiral Begin
American Spectator, by David Hogberg

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Posted By:StormCnter, 10/1/2013 6:11:12 AM

If President Obama were really clever, he’d jump at the Republicans’ proposal in the continuing resolution to delay Obamacare for one year. A one-year delay is perhaps the only chance to prevent the Obamacare exchanges from becoming a disaster. Don’t take my word for it. Here’s Kevin Counihan, chief executive of Connecticut’s exchange, Access Health CT: “It is highly complex , it’s unprecedented and it’s not going to be smooth…. This is a two- to three-year implementation we’re doing in 10 months. I wish we had one more year.” The problem is that the test runs have revealed the exchange websites aren’t


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jebediah, 10/1/2013 6:30:08 AM     (No. 9544269)

This is all a diversion tactic, with the 100% knowledge that the Main Stream Media, network and newspapers, will back Obama and take eyes off the opening day for Obamacare! Drudge didn´t fall for it, but the Daily Caller certainly did. (And for the Press to IGNORE the numerous offers made by the Republicans and dismissed out of hand by Reid and Obama is just criminal........ditto their ignoring the CONTENT, e.g. ALL Americans getting the waiver Obama passes out illegally to his chosen ones and anyone connected to the government!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: enuf8, 10/1/2013 6:33:43 AM     (No. 9544276)

The Dems in Congress know this will be a disaster, obama and all his administration know, the peons know. Let the scam begin!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: starbaby, 10/1/2013 6:44:51 AM     (No. 9544284)

Let the lawsuits begin.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bob913, 10/1/2013 7:39:51 AM     (No. 9544330)

The republicans are only helping the democrats by delaying obamacare. Why?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 10/1/2013 7:41:11 AM     (No. 9544332)

And when it all starts falling apart what we´ll hear is that we need to do more, spend more and oh, yes, the ever popular, Republicans hate women, children, minorities and the poor.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Arby, 10/1/2013 7:41:47 AM     (No. 9544335)

I continue to believe that it is a distinct possibility that they want Obamacare to fail so that they can ram a single-payer system down our throats.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: steveracer, 10/1/2013 7:42:18 AM     (No. 9544336)

National healthcare software held together overtime with spaghetti code needing many entrenched programmers to keep it afloat. Its not about health its not about insurance its about full employment for IT contractors. I think that´s great. You rock Obama.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Joe Btfsplk, 10/1/2013 7:47:20 AM     (No. 9544345)

ObamaCare´s hasty roll-out has doomed it... The young 20-40 year old´s that are to provide the support premiums are used to NOW, not We´ll cal you when it´s fixed". If it does not work in the next few weeks, the momentum will be gone, gone, gone forever... as the critical folks move on to the next new thing or trend.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/1/2013 7:53:18 AM     (No. 9544358)

#6, I agree with you. This was designed to fail, but it was absolutely not designed to fall apart before we all embraced it. The quick failure in so many segments has caught media attention. The administration has lost the advantage.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Susannah, 10/1/2013 8:05:14 AM     (No. 9544374)

Correct, #6. It was never supposed to work.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: noparallel, 10/1/2013 8:05:20 AM     (No. 9544375)


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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bohallx, 10/1/2013 8:06:42 AM     (No. 9544376)

Walter Mondale ran against Ronaldus Magnus with a claim that "a million lines of code" was a really bad idea.

Hope everybody remembered that one.

Gee whiz, I think that´s Windows 7 in its Beta version, but whadda´ I know. Still, all things considered it´s fair to argue that the Democrat version of an ´exchange´ is "a risky scheme" because it relies on 100 million lines of code that have to work right the first time and every time ~ and they just aren´t ready, and probably never will be.

(Number of lines of code running ObamaKKKare is a proxy for the real number which I am sure "they" don´t know!)

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Reply 13 - Posted by: onashi, 10/1/2013 8:18:30 AM     (No. 9544390)

Before the death spiral can begin the software must first work. I tried to set up an account at healthcare.gov at 12:45 AM today (Tuesday). The requirements for your username and password are excessively complex. You must have an e-mail address, which is not instantly verified. I specified Florida for my state, to use the federal exchange computations. You must specify both state and ZIPcode - they can´t look up states from your ZIP? Then you must select 3 security questions and answers, but the security question dropdowns don´t work on an iPhone 4, so I have no idea what they are. But I was able to create answers anyway. When I tapped the "create account" button, I got "system unavailable, try later".

In sum, the software interface is too complex for the LoFos, and a turnoff for the younger computer-literate generation, which will want to use smartphones and tablets, not a desktop computer. And at 12:45 AM, it didn´t work.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: maggie2u, 10/1/2013 8:34:31 AM     (No. 9544407)

Poster #13, How does the obama regime expect people to sign up for this when they believe most people are too stupid to get a photo ID so they can register to vote?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: maryc, 10/1/2013 9:01:25 AM     (No. 9544444)

This Frankenstein is the mastermind of the ruling class to enslave all Americans except themselves. I´ve already gotten a notice from the giant health care system in my city stating which plans they will not serve. In 2015 when all the grannies get their notice we will have wholesales slaughter on the helpless old folks. But once this monster breathes it will be impossible to kill. Can you imagine how many people will suffer or die because there is not a single hospital or medical practice that can handle the problems with this monster.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Avogadra, 10/1/2013 9:02:07 AM     (No. 9544445)

This process sounds very much like signing up for Medicare Part D. A very kind lady from my previous insurance walked me through the process, but it was not easy. The software did all work, but even so, it took me several months to figure out which plan would be the best one for me. My first choice turned out to be less than optimal, so I had to get out of that one and into another. Even with everything working well, it was a traumatic time. I can´t imagine impatient 20-somethings and 30-somethings putting up with that, plus nonworking software and ignorant "Navigators."

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Reply 17 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 10/1/2013 9:07:12 AM     (No. 9544456)

I heard one who would know say that even if it was running smoothly, computer systems would be unable to ´talk´ to each other, i.e. from your doctor´s office to your pharmacy, etc.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: southernboy, 10/1/2013 9:13:25 AM     (No. 9544469)

These conceited,ignorant fools think everyone in this country has some kind of computer, has access to a hi-speed internet connection and is computer savvy? That everyone has an e-mail address? Do they not know that a relatively large percentage of computer owners don’t know how to do anything other than access porno sites?
That out here in real America dial-up is still the only available internet service unless you have the big bucks to sign up for a satellite link?


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Reply 19 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/1/2013 9:34:15 AM     (No. 9544504)

If it´s not dead by Jan 1, it´s here to stay. As soon as the first check is mailed we´re sunk.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Felixcat, 10/1/2013 10:49:49 AM     (No. 9544631)

#14 brings up a good point. Once you get your insurance through an exchange, are you going to have to show some form of government ID to actually receive any healthcare?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Udanja99, 10/1/2013 11:23:46 AM     (No. 9544690)

And Reid refused to consider a revised bill late last night which would have forced congress and the WH to NOT exempt themselves from this heinous disaster. That alone should win the senate for the Republicans next year.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/1/2013 11:28:49 AM     (No. 9544704)

All this health care nonsense is so complicated and stressful it is making me want to start smoking....

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Reply 23 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 10/1/2013 11:59:45 AM     (No. 9544749)

"Medical care is the keystone of the arch of socialism"

V. I. Lenin

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Reply 24 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 10/1/2013 12:32:01 PM     (No. 9544810)

The signing up ´partners´ that have been hired from all the usual left wing organizer groups, are used to signing people up for free stuff. In this case (except for Medicaid) it isn´t free, you are signing up people to pay for a product. I see the sell being a little harder.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/1/2013 12:55:42 PM     (No. 9544853)

and, #24, so far no one can reliably tell the one being signed up how much it will cost.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: peterfleming, 10/1/2013 2:30:50 PM     (No. 9545005)

BRILLIANT Reply 23 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, above, "Medical care is the keystone of the arch of socialism" V. I. Lenin”. Thank you! TarAndFeathers !

October 1, 2013, marks Insane Hussein’s first official day of Attempted Communism in America. Now is the time to turn on
your “question authority” buttons and read anything you can get your hands on about Hitler, his socialism, and Stalin, his Soviet Communism.
Hollywood has not allowed the non reading masses to learn about this, professors avoid any of the gross realities of Communism, and all press and media will not even mention that one loaded word.
Thank you, NYTimes, Diane Sawyer, Steve Pelley, Brian Williams, all our Ministers of Propaganda. Now is the time to catch up on the horrors of reality we face.

By the way, it is finally time for Sean, Rush, O´Reilly, Mark Levin, to begin using
that word, communism, in their daily work.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: dman, 10/1/2013 5:13:25 PM     (No. 9545234)

Dittos, #4. As the article implies, a delay benefits the Emperor. What the article doesn´t say, however, is that a one-year delay also gets the Dems through next year´s election without voters feeling the real pain. That is the real benefit to the Emperor.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Mother of AL, 10/1/2013 5:47:00 PM     (No. 9545284)

# 6 is right

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Reply 29 - Posted by: LAW428, 10/1/2013 6:00:36 PM     (No. 9545302)

Three things we need most right now are majority statesmen in Washington, and tar and feathers!!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/1/2013 7:07:47 PM     (No. 9545368)

To an extent, I feel sorry for the lo fo´s and the illegals who are not equipped to deal with this. Not that us informed folks have any better chance?

But, when our young people get wind of this, it´s going to hit the fan, and I believe that our two-party establishment in Washington will become history. They (our young people, that is) will rise up and replace the dims and/or the pubbies - too hard to figure which party dies first, or does it matter. Might suggest, power to our young people?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 10/1/2013 8:14:13 PM     (No. 9545452)

The people who think this is about either health, or care, or insurance are fools with a capital F.

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In an op-ed published in the Boston Globe on Easter Sunday and posted on the State Department website, Secretary of State John Kerry recalled his days as an altar boy and pointed out that he is “the first Catholic Secretary of State in 33 years.” Alexander Haig, who served as secretary of state to President Ronald Reagan from January 1981 to July 1982, was also a Catholic. Last month, I traveled to Rome with President Obama, where I was honored to meet His Holiness Pope Francis,” said Kerry. “As an altar boy six decades ago, I never imagined that I

Ignoring an Inequality Culprit:
Single-Parent Families

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Wall Street Journal, by David Maranto & Michael Crouch    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/21/2014 5:05:45 AM     Post Reply
Suppose a scientific conference on cancer prevention never addressed smoking, on the grounds that in a free society you can´t change private behavior, and anyway, maybe the statistical relationships between smoking and cancer are really caused by some other third variable. Wouldn´t some suspect that the scientists who raised these claims were driven by something—ideology, tobacco money—other than science? Yet in the current discussions about increased inequality, few researchers, fewer reporters, and no one in the executive branch of government directly addresses what seems to be the strongest statistical correlate of inequality in the United States: the rise of single-parent

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