Obamacare when it finally passed was in Joe Biden’s words “This is a big fucking deal”. Nancy Pelosi said“it’s going to be very, very exciting” before commenting that Congress must pass it to find out how good it really is. That was then, this is now three years later and it is so good the American people must be protected from too much goodness at one time.
These last three years American’s have been paying additional taxes while breathlessly awaiting the benefits of Obamacare. Taxes on tanning, medical devices, prescription drugs, Bio fuels, Blue cross/Blue shield coverage, higher threshold for medical deductions, and increases passed along from higher corporate taxes.
This big fucking deal is so good Obama and his family, the Justice Department, Federal Judges, Congress, the Supreme Court and 1,200 corporations and unions are exempt from the requirements. It is just possible they don’t want to be greedy and take advantage of the taxpayers with such a good deal.
Paying for Obamacare which we were told would not ad one dime to the deficit was dependant on the taxes we all are paying, disarming the military and gutting of Medicare for seniors. The idea was so good the cuts to those that need it the most (Medicare) was put off until after Obama’s reelection.
With an important election in 2014 Obama decided some parts were too good to implement right now. Like the part about Democratic donor mandates, err employer mandates. Though small donors, err individuals will be required to have insurance or pay an additional tax, employers are not required to provide health insurance not matter the size of their donation, err company.
To make sure they don’t lose too many voters the administration has made it clear that there is no way to check if individuals have company provided healthcare before subsidizing any plan they buy. Since honesty works so well with the Obamaphone plans they expect the honor system to keep fraud to an acceptable level in Obamacare. To keep the costs from skyrocketing before the 2014 elections suddenly the yearly and life time cap on out of pocket expenses will be delayed until the polls are closed.
Now that all our representation is on vacation it might be a good time to drop them a line or even better if they have the guts to face the electorate attend a town hall meeting. Ask if Obamacare is so good when will “we the people” see the benefits from it? Why was it such a rush to pass when Democrats held all three branches of government but now it is being obstructed not by Republicans but Democrats? What happened to the crisis, have all those sick people gotten better since the law was passed but not implemented?
As each portion of Obamacare eventually comes on line we will ask ourselves is the cure worse than the disease?