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Obamacare: Taxpayers in
the Hole for $1.5 Trillion

Fiscal Times, by Edward Morrissey

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Posted By:Judy W., 3/27/2014 11:03:50 AM

“What the hell is this, a joke?” Speaker of the House John Boehner said in reaction to news this week that yet another “deadline” in the Affordable Care Act had been unilaterally delayed by the Obama administration. Unfortunately, the answer to that question is yes, and it’s becoming increasingly clear that the joke is on the American taxpayer. Late Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services – which has taken to bragging about “enrollment” numbers that fall millions short of their original goals – announced that the March 31st deadline for open enrollment had become more of a guideline.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: azusaman, 3/27/2014 11:06:43 AM     (No. 9786603)

What´s a joke is this country elected this clown twice.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 3/27/2014 11:08:36 AM     (No. 9786609)

And that´s just the unfunded portion of the subsidies, er, all of them.

Then, add in the ´Liberty Tax´ and the sky high deductibles and cost of insurance, it´s probably closer to 3X that...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lylacat, 3/27/2014 11:08:37 AM     (No. 9786610)

Yes, electing this clown twice is a joke, but also a terrible tragedy for our country.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: planetgeo, 3/27/2014 11:22:16 AM     (No. 9786635)

They can lie about the enrollment numbers and get away with it, but they can´t hide the effect on the deficit and debt. Those numbers are going to balloon dramatically and stick out like a sore thumb.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 3/27/2014 11:30:01 AM     (No. 9786640)

...and what are you going to do about it, Boehner?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 3/27/2014 11:33:02 AM     (No. 9786644)

@#1: Add to that the constant reelection of the same people to Congress every two years. There is very little turnover.

We cannot survive an obsequiously ubiquitous illiterate electorate. (say that 5 times quickly).

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Subal, 3/27/2014 11:36:55 AM     (No. 9786652)

Any comments about re electing this ´clown´ should also apply to Boehner. As a life long Republican, I can not remember any examples of leadership or party achievements this ´clown´ has been recognized for. Smiles a lot and then rolls over for the democrats!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 3/27/2014 11:45:14 AM     (No. 9786666)

Did he cry after he found out it wasn´t a joke?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JonR, 3/27/2014 12:17:05 PM     (No. 9786707)

Fellow Conservatives, be sure and remind your liberal friends and relatives that it was the Democrats that rammed this monstrosity of a flawed health-care system down our throats! Not ONE Republican voted for this idiocy!


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Reply 10 - Posted by: strike3, 3/27/2014 12:26:23 PM     (No. 9786720)

Boehner sounds like he is surprised. Did anybody here expect a different outcome other than the big screw being turned into each taxpayer´s back? How long has he been around Washington?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 3/27/2014 1:31:23 PM     (No. 9786843)

Not a big fan of Boehner´s, but, #10, he does not sound surprised, but disgusted and sarcastic in the audio.

#9 is right. Also, make sure the word is out that while no-one seems to be bossing them around now and forcing them onto obamacare, it is because purely for political reasons BO is postponing more mandates (employer-based plans) until after the election.

Also, remind them of how many tens of millions have been spent on idiotic ads. Just who is pocketing all that money???

---didn´t most of us grow up thinking that our government was mostly not doing things to intentionally harm us?

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