On Tuesday evening, left-wing Politico ran a headline story encapsulating the theme of the day: “Government closed, Obamacare falters.” That message marked a massive loss for the Obama administration, which has claimed that Obamacare’s implementation could not be delayed, and used that rationale as an excuse to reject the House’s proposal for a one-year delay in favor of a government shutdown. The narrative began to shift early in the morning on Tuesday, when the Drudge Report ran a lead piece on the Obamacare health exchanges coming up with error messages for users across the country. “OBAMACRASH,” Drudge headlined. He followed
The comments section of this article has a number of Obama trolls, which raises question: Will federal shutdown produce more trolls as federal employees sit at home? Or, will these trolls diminish since they are no longer getting paid by taxpayers to produce Obama love notes from their federal offices? As in, "Why should I write disparaging comments on Tea Party, GOP and Bush if Obama isn´t paying me? And forget the ´Obama is god´ notes to the WaPo and NYT. I´ve got a room to paint and chores to run now that I am home for a couple of weeks."
I read an article linked to from Lucianne.com about a journalist who tried to sign up for Obamacare in every state´s Web site. He was 0-51, meaning that there were probably almost zero sign-ups online across the nation today.
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Country Boy, 10/2/2013 1:26:48 AM (No. 9545721)
I´m with #3. Nobody is sending money in. It´s just a novelty for some to look at the website.
Where obamaCare is going to crash is when younger people (under 40) realize that it´s too expensive for what they get, which is close to nothing. obamCare needs millions of healthy young people to pay for the "pre-conditioned" and elderly. It´s going to crash.
I go through a whole battery of glitches on Internet Explorer every single day and it won´t allow me to download any other browser.They´ve had years and years to work the glitches out of this and it´s still screwed up.
For Obamacare to have worked it should have been set up at a centralized location and the exchanges being tree branches off the main brain.What they´ve done is cobble together the exchanges,based on each states needs,maybe even based on a state being a political ally.IT people can´t figure out what the government really wants because of the number of things Obamacare wants to accomplish right off the bat.
What they really needed were objective consultants from the insurance industry who really know the science of insurance of any kind.Insurance rates are set 100% based on risk assessment.Because Obamacare encompasses so many things it´s impossible to set up the base model to work off of.
I´d love to see them set op a site where people can opt out and pay the fine.That would probably get 20 million hits the first day.
This administration and its king, Obama, will never admit Obamacare is a disaster. They will keep spinning it as success no matter what happens. They are consummate liars so expect more of the same. Baghdad Bob has nothing on them.
This inttial surge in California was only to determine whether or not the callers could receive free or nearly free insurance. How many of them actually signed up and committed to pay after the discovered they would be charged? Gathing the sick and the destitute will not pay the bill which will require millions of healthy young adults paying large premiums. The left wing, liberal media is filling the air with lies and obfuscations about the success of this monster.
So the Obamacare web sites got more traffic than expected!??? You have supposedly 30 million uninsured people who should be climbing on board immediately; plus the people who are shopping for better rates. And you have had years to prepare for it and you can´t handle the load of 2.8 million hits. If this were an on line game they would be out of business today. What a lame excuse.
I heard NPR´s on scene report this morning, from a CA fulfillment office and a Fed center in VA. They interviewed employees, who were ecstatic about Opening Day. No interviews with citizens, though. If you only listen to NPR, you´d think things are just ducky.
All the Obamaphiles better get lots of bottled water ready for all of the talking, spinning, lies they are going to have to spew like auctioneers, for industrial-grade cya. They will set a new example for denial. This ACA could be described as Obama´s Potemkin health insurance, a gigantic albatross around the Muslim, Marxist, Mulatto´s neck.
First day and the only thing delivered by ObamaCare was Bovine Excrement. No matter how the Slobbering Media tries to put a happy face on it; ObamaCare will go down on the weight of its own expectations.
Ill-conceived. Virtually stillborn. Haphazardly raised. Underdeveloped. Immature. Fundamentally transformed into nothing but blunders and lies. 100% worthless!
“Throw this baby out!” That’s a decision every Pro-Choicer ought to be not only more than willing to support, but eager as well. Obamacare. Sooner rather than later, it shall be proven that it was an idea whose time should never have come!
Just like with Syria, we are going through all this to satisfy BO´s EGO! BO´s ego causes him to make ridiculous, over arching statements that push him into a tight corner. Then he is forced to accept a humiliating "solution" to get him out of the corner. The liberals and media try to spin it but everyone knows it was a BO FAIL!
A reasonable person should have, long ago, realized that the exchanges would NEVER work in time. The nature of the problems are massive and classic issues of technology overreach. BO and the liberals could have easily allowed themselves to be "forced" into a delay of implementation that would have spared them the embarrassment of this public failure. But BO could not follow that path. His EGO would not allow it.
I would be astonished if they will be able to whip the program into usable shape anytime soon. So in a few weeks it may become the obvious thing for the Dems to "allow" themselves, kicking and screaming all the way, to be saved from their Frankenstein´s monster by accepting a year delay. Then they will try to spin the outcome as they did with Syria but everyone will know it is the Dems fault.
Too bad we all have to suffer to cover for BO vanity but if BOCare goes down in flames it is worth it.
This closed memorial is bitterly symbolic. When obamacare cuts to medicare hit (after the 2014 election) then these Greatest Generation heroes, who served their country and kept us free, will be subjected to all kinds of barricades to the care they earned and deserve. obamacare may kill more veterans than any battle during WW2. May God have mercy on this country and the ´little people´ like our veterans that this administration discount so callously.
Another caption for casket picture: "WHOOPS....I mean you won´t NEED pallbearers anymore because our MANDATORY Free Funeral Act includes your ashes just being thrown into a giant community ossuary - a huge underground container that will hold tons of cremains. Of course your gov´t officials have exempted themselves from this Act."
We all know Obamacare was/is going to mess up America. Plain and simple, it is worse that socialized medicine. It will break the bank. Kiss even adequate healthcare goodbye. Meanwhile most government people will be exempt. Who represents who in todays world.
Meanwhile, Bob Goodlatte, House Republican from Virginia´s 6th District is working on an amnesty bill for illegal criminals. This is an example of what supposedly friendly political hacks do when they think you aren´t paying attention.
It also appears that that he has approval from House Leadership. Ask yourself this. Is it the position of the Republican Party to create up to 20 million new voters for the Democrats. It is bad enough that Dianne Feinstein has asked that border security allow illegals to freely enter the country unhindered. I guess she can now void any law that irritates her.
This country is going to hell in a hand basket. Whatever that means.
Leftists love to legislate and demagogue. But they´re hopeless executives. They´re incompetent at managing and executing the results of their legislation, other than to buy future votes by hiring enormous numbers of their lofo supporters to lard up the federal employment and retirement rolls. Even if Obamacare were sensible legislation, the progressives couldn´t implement it.
I saw on the news that the NYS exchange had 20M "hits". It was not stated how many of these were the same people trying to access the site multiple times. Could be 20 people each trying 1 million times. When the number of hits in a day starts to exceed the total population of a State, one starts to get an inkling of the MSM propaganda involved.
"A post from the Obamacare website page. "I actually made it through this morning at 80 A.M. I have a preexisting condition (Type 1 Diabetes) and my income base was 45K-55K annually I chose tier 2 "Silver Plan" and my monthly premiums came out to $597.00 with $13,988 yearly deductible!!! There is NO POSSIBLE way that I can afford this so I "opt-out" and chose to continue along with no insurance. I received an email tonight at 50 P.M. informing me that my fine would be $4,037 and could be attached to my yearly income tax return. Then you make it to the "REPERCUSSIONS PORTION" for "non-payment" of yearly fine. First, your drivers license will be suspended until paid, and if you go 24 consecutive months with "Non-Payment" and you happen to be a home owner, you will have a federal tax lien placed on your home. You can agree to give your bank information so that they can easy "Automatically withdraw" your "penalties" weekly, bi-weekly or monthly! This by no means is "Free" or even "Affordable"
Cannot wait until the "pre-existing conditions" dweebs find out what their Obamacare is gonna´ cost. Wait for the screems and the echo´s and more screems. One thing...the "lo/fo´s" CANNOT blaim the Republicans for this one....lol
All you need to do to understand this is look at the “Englewood Botanic Garden Project” that Obama did in 2000 in Chicago. Pathetic. The grant was investigated, too.
Here´s how the Sun-Times described it.
"Obama vowed to “work tirelessly” to raise $1.1 million to help Smith’s organization turn the City of Chicago-owned lot into an oasis of trees and paths. But Obama lost the congressional race, no more money was raised, and today the garden site is a mess of weeds, chunks of concrete and garbage. The only noticeable improvement is a gazebo."
I sent a contractor friend a photo of the gazebo, asking him if he could tell me about it. He emailed me back, insistent I "not use these people to build anything!" and outlined the problems. Said it was a kit from Home Depot, cost $2500. The "improvement" cost $2500 out of $1.1 million.
This is Obama. He´s a con man. Nothing he does will ever work, that´s not the point. The money is.
As a woman with young children in the 70s, because Jimmy Carter was our president, I used to lie awake at night worrying about what he would do next - as he was such a dreadful leader and president.
And now, with Obama, I lie awake at night worrying about this destructive, hateful, arrogant man´s outrageous circle of thugs, his decisions, actions, words, intentions and long-term goals. I feel helpless, frustrated and angry.... very angry. It´s of some comfort knowing I have a lot of company.
dittos, #33. The logical conclusion from this disaster should be: "the Dems forced this abomination on us; therefore, we need to throw the bums out of office!" But thanks to our educational system and the lamestream media, we have become a nation of illogical thinkers.
Cut to the chase. Time to start quoting the evil of all the communists, Fabians. Keynesians, fascists, Marxists, socialists ....... like Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Obama, Jaret, Puglosi, Schumer, Reid, Feinstein, Pelley, Letterman, Jerry Brown and Sawyers ..... the whole bunch.
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