Compliance or Defiance?
Found the most interesting poll at Politico.
Do you think President Obama’s credibility has been hurt by Americans losing their health plans despite his promise?
62% say “Yes” (some are paying attention), 35% say “No” (who are these people?), 2% say “I’m not sure” (where do they live?)
Obamacare rollout put into perspective….via Weasel Zippers from an email sent to Bret Baier
“Putting things in perspective: March 21st 2010 to October 1 2013 is 3 years, 6 months, 10 days. December 7, 1941 to May 8, 1945 is 3 years, 5 months, 1 day. What this means is that in the time we were attacked at Pearl Harbor to the day Germany surrendered is not enough time for this progressive federal government to build a working webpage. Mobilization of millions, building tens of thousands of tanks, planes, jeeps, subs, cruisers, destroyers, torpedoes, millions upon millions of guns, bombs, ammo, etc. Turning the tide in North Africa, Invading Italy, D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, Race to Berlin – all while we were also fighting the Japanese in the Pacific!! And in that amount of time – this administration can’t build a working webpage.”
One thing for sure, BO’s very consistent on what he considers “the right thing to do”, spending other people’s money.
Sam Stein at the Huffington Post reports that President is considering a remedy for those Americans who have lost their insurance and now face sticker shock. No one should be surprised that the president’s “fix” involves spending other people’s money to help his own political fortunes.
According to the administration source, the White House is “looking at an administrative fix for the population of people in the individual market who may have an increase in premiums, but don’t get subsidies.”
Such a fix would address the issue of “sticker shock” that has been popping up across the country, as individuals are losing their coverage and finding only higher-cost alternatives. Under the ACA, there are tax subsidies to help individuals and families with income between 133 percent and 400 percent above the poverty level purchase insurance. Those with incomes higher than 400 percent above poverty get no such assistance. The proposed administrative fix would address this group.
The “fixes” will cost taxpayers even more, another terrible idea but that won’t stop BO. After all, he’s the smartest, most transparent, and self aggrandizing POTUS to ever hold office….at least he thinks so. The American people, not so much anymore. It is very telling when Chuck Todd says “He doesn’t really think he lied to us about Obamacare“…. we know he did.
You know, he does not believe he lied on this, and that’s the sense I get. I mean, I think that that’s, he’s taken issue with that before with folks off the record, and I got it’s a sensitive issue, felt like he did not sit there and say he intentionally lied. He said that he wanted to, he thought he was going to be able to keep this promise. I thought what was revealing in that answer, when I asked him that direct question about this, was this a political lie that you started to believe it, was he talked about well, you know, it turns out we had trouble in crafting the law.
If Obama has convinced himself he didn’t lie, that borders on pathological.
In truth, many if not most of the things we call sacrifices actually stand as rational value judgments. Studying for an important test has greater value than a single night out on the town. Providing for one’s children has greater value than indulging yourself to their neglect. We make such choices in pursuit of our values, not at their expense.
The same applies to our men and women in uniform. Enlistment rationally values the nation’s security and individual liberties above mere safety. That is what makes it so honorable! That is why we stand in awe of our veterans and offer them our thanks, because the choice to protect what the rest of us take for granted declares something of their character. It tells us what they value, and how much they value it. I imagine few if any enlist hoping to lose life or limb as a “sacrifice.” Rather, they accept the risk to life and limb as an affirmation of that which they value – life in a free country. As the beneficiaries of that choice, we ought not diminish it by calling it a sacrifice.