Obama and His Lowered Expectations of Obamacare

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“More than 16 million uninsured Americans have gained health coverage,” Obama recently tweeted, while simultaneously neglecting to mention that this is exactly what you’d expect when you force people to buy insurance.

Force, as I’ve always said, is the heart-and-soul of all (so-called) progressive ideology.

For those who, like me, are being nailed with a “penalty tax” — which, in case you’ve forgotten, is not actually a tax — and likewise for those people who have gotten cancellation notices or have seen premium increases, the news, unfortunately, is not quite so rosy as Obama and his clownish administration would have you believe, all their propaganda to the contrary notwithstanding.

Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t point out the absurdly obvious: namely, forcing people off existing plans in order to force them into more expensive (and inferior) plans does not, to any sane person, constitute success. In fact, that sort of thing only occurs in the minds of bureaucrats and all other similarly insane people.

Here’s what Barack Obama’s tweet actually translates to:

“Forcing people into my bureaucratic nightmare worked even better than I thought it would” (Barack Obama, March 25th, 2015).

Which is, of course, to say nothing of the fact that health “insurance” — i.e. pre-paid healthcare — is the primary reason healthcare is so wildly expensive in America today.

If there’s anyone out there who truly believes Obamacare is a good thing, ask yourself:

Which plan is Obama and his family on?

Ask yourself further:

If Obamacare is so excellent, why are Democratic Senators begging for another delay?

Prediction: we’ll only hear crickets chirping in response to my challenge for anyone — anyone — to defend to me this bureaucratic monstrosity known as Obamacare. And the reason we’ll only hear crickets chirping is that anyone who attempts to defend this will, in effect, be defending the wild notion that the IRS has and should have legitimate control over your health.

“If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period.” — Barack Obama, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.


  • Greg

    March 27, 2015

    Hey Ray,

    Question, didn’t the SCotUS rule that the ‘tax penalty’ was unenforceable? I thought an individual could short pay her taxes by the amount of the mandate penalty and the IRS had no recourse.

    Will you try and short pay? I hope everyone does.

  • Ray

    March 27, 2015

    Hi Greg!

    I did read, some time ago, that the tax penalty was ruled unenforceable, but nobody else seems to know what I’m talking about. In fact, I recently had this conversation with a co-worker — encouraging her and her boyfriend to do exactly as you say: short pay. She didn’t have any idea what I meant and worried that it would get her in trouble with the IRS.

    You can bet your life that I’ll be short paying, no matter what.

  • Sara LeeAnn

    April 17, 2015

    Fingers crossed it’s unenforceable, as I just filed and did the same. In any case, the IRS can most sincerely eat me.

  • Ray

    April 20, 2015

    Sara LeeAnn! What a pleasant surprise to hear from you — especially when you’re talking dirty.

    Thank you for dropping by.

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