An Interpretation of the Government Shutdown.


English: Ted Cruz at the Republican Leadership...If I understand the popular account of the Teaparty’s role in the recent fiscal disaster, The fight the GOP could have won is the debt ceiling debate. Focusing on Obamacare, and letting Harry Reid close the government, provided a distraction from the failure of the Obamacare role out.

Ted Cruz long speech on Obamacare, some how held up negotiations. Yet Harry Reid conducted the real filibuster by holding up the House CR until the last minute. Harry Reid did what he does best. Nothing. MSM focused on the evil Cruz and the evil Teaparty. But does anyone believe that would have been any different. Cruz and the Teaparty will always be the cause of all evil. Cruz efforts did put Obamacare in the public spotlight. They had to provide some coverage of the failure even if it was minimal. I heard more coverage of Hollywood “news” in the last two weeks. I credit Cruz and the Teaparty with forcing at least some coverage of the failure.  Continue reading

Who is getting new access to health insurance through Obamacare?


White House celebrates healthcare bill passage

White House celebrates healthcare bill passage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Allegedly, when Secretary Sebelius was sizing the software for Obamacare exchanges, she was planning on serving six or seven million through the Obamacare exchanges, during the first open season.  Yet when Obamacare was being sold, and even now when it is being justified, the goal given is to make sure everyone is insured.  It appears to be designed to fall far short of this goal.

We are being told the number of uninsured in the country is far above that, 30 million.  I have a vague, perhaps faulty, recollection that when Obama (Pelosi?) Care was being created, that number was given as 50 million.   Regardless, the planned number of newly insured is less than 1/4 of the total.

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