Monday, September 23, 2013

If true, then this is the biggest (and unfunniest) joke in history

According to this piece at Politico, ObamaCare was spawned as the result of a campaign gimmick: it was practically nothing but an aside in a speech.
“We needed something to say,” recalled one of the advisers involved in the discussion. “I can’t tell you how little thought was given to that thought other than it sounded good. So they just kind of hatched it on their own. It just happened. It wasn’t like a deep strategic conversation.”
So, here we are, stuck with the worst piece of legislation in our history, a thing that will ultimately cost untold trillions of dollars, deprive many, if not most, people of their right to choose insurance policies and doctors, and wind up leading to subpoenas to appear before death panels, and it was all because Obama “needed something to say”?!? I guess we should be glad that he didn’t come out, as an afterthought, for cannibalism or mandatory disco music in government buildings.


Robert Jesionowski said...

No. There is too much in the bill that is a leftists wet dream. They had their chance and they pounced. 60 senators? They rushed to get this pushed through ASAP. Its not about medical care for the poor. It is about control.

Gregoryno6 said...

Maybe only second biggest... Kevin Rudd and Stephen Conroy started the National Broadband Network with a few scribblings on a serviette, and from there it has grown like a toxic weed that hitched a ride in the bilge water.
The NBN has steadily failed to meet every deadline, while sucking in billions upon billions of dollars.

RebeccaH said...

Obama needed something to say, so he and his flying monkeys threw Obamacare out to be written by lobbyists and pork barrel kings. I doubt the man knows what's in that law to this day. I mean, didn't Nancy the Witch tell us we needed to pass the law so we could find out what was in it?

Worst. Political class. Ever.

Michael Lonie said...

I suppose that the political class that presided over the collapse of the Western Roman Empire might, might I say, have been worse. Ours has not yet achieved that level of disaster, but of course they are working hard to reach it. And we certainly did not have the long period of power the Romans did before the end.