ObamaScare - The Uncomfortable Truths

Tyler Durden's picture

With delays, glitches, and broken promises plaguing the President's healthcare reform, it is perhaps surprising that the level of coverage among the mainstream media of the SNAFU - and more importantly its potential implications - is not higher. Of course, in each news cycle, Obamacare is mentioned, along with a soundbite of how it will all be fixed soon and it's only the website, but, as the following uncomfortable clip shows, there are notable and far-reaching implications (not the least of which is the progression to a part-time economy that we have so vociferously pointed out - explicitly here and anecdotally here) for Americans and the US economy as a whole.

 

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boogerbently's picture

Where is the move to bring the administration on fraud charges or some other appropriate charge to abolish O'care before it costs us any more $$$ ?

Thete is MORE than adequate proof this bill was passed under false pretenses.

bigkahuna's picture

Obamacare body count is coming soon.

moneybots's picture

"Where is the move to bring the administration on fraud charges or some other appropriate charge to abolish O'care before it costs us any more $$$ ?"

 

When the wolf is in charge of the justice system...

 

 

qbravo's picture

The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.


medium giraffe's picture

Here, take a cookie. I promise, by the time you're done eating it, you'll feel right as rain.

AldousHuxley's picture

matrix works as long as bottom half supports it.

government workers (doctors, military, teachers, DMV, politicians, white house, Fed, US treasury, etc.) are taking the red pill and deluding themselves that fantasy > reality. Works for now, but wait 50 years until government workers in China has higher standard of living than ones in America. THEN they will notice, but they will be dead by then.

 

problem is not the matrix, but the bottom half. the lazy, retarded, unhealthy, irrational, unremarkable, etc. 

 

 

Matt's picture

What are you talking about? Government employees in China are driving Ferraris and Maseratis already.

carlin401's picture

The 'matrix' was a movie, this BULLSHIT is real.

The 'system' aka GUBMINT employees ( big people ) get the best pension government can give to judges and congressmen.

Only little people ( private workers ) have to purchase 'obamacare'.

The modern USA is more like Blade-Runner, and nothing like Matrix.

floyd084's picture

Yeh but the matrix was a REAL movie. 

floyd084's picture

You would think survival of the fittest would cause the bottom half to die off. Cleary thats what welfare is for.  With out it there would be no bottom half, and therefor no system for them to support.

Matt's picture

"It is not the strongest that survive, but those best able to adapt to change" or something like that. While a person may be relatively fit compared to the majority, the group has strength in numbers. The people at the bottom may never thrive, but as a group, they can be very successful at surviving and multiplying. 

Wilcox1's picture

Can I have some of that kool-aid, too?

AKL's picture

The incentive to switch from full to part-time employment is because of the rule defining full-time as 30 hours per week.  However, many of the other effects of Obamacare were easy to predict, starting with the massive uncertaintly right after the law was passed.  Until the administration wrote the rules, no one knew with any certainty what the future cost of an employee would be.  See http://gonzoecon.com/2010/03/the-health-care-bill-disaster-for-the-econo... and http://gonzoecon.com/2010/12/nine-point-eight-are-you-convinced-yet/ from 3.5 years ago.  Also http://gonzoecon.com/2013/07/obama-the-job-creator/ for a little humor.  (Yes, these are all from my blog.)

Yardfarmer's picture

massive unconstitutional deployment of Cloward-Piven is designed according to carefully constructed template to do exactly what it is presently accomplishing;the systematic destruction ofpresent sick care in the USSA, the imposition of unsupportable punitive tax implementation to further fund a bankrupt/corrupted government, and a bailout of insurance companies (who by the way wrote and crafted the impossibly complex thicket of impenatrable legalese largely unenforcable gobbledegook) this is all about the money, gratuitously flowing from IRS HHS enforced transference of wealth from the ignorant and helpless plebes to the financial elites. same playbook as the post 2008 bailout of zombie banks only larger, more deadly and even more effectively enslaving citizenry for future generations to come.

remain calm's picture

We all Know that obamacare is a huge mistake. But how do we stop them. I don't think we can. When you consider what the average intelligence of the average American is. You realize that moral, honest, decent people like ourselves are fucked. Sheeple will just take the huge subsidy and not try to improve themselves or their families. Meanwhile the hardworking honorable person will just be taxed more and more and eventually the system fails and the masses are left with only the government. Obama and Emanual are the most evil mother fuckers ever created. Hopefully the revolution happens sooner rather than later or as I fear never. Fuck you Mr President.

carlin401's picture

The USA medical system is the fucking joke of the world.

So you have a gubmint ( USA ) ran by Corporations 'fascism', and you let them create the last 'system' to fleece the public, and you thought the outcome would be any different?

Everybody is bitching about deductibles going from $500 to $50k, and annual premiums from $500, to $5,000, but when you let the 'insurance lobby' write the fucking law, ... what do you expect?

Just symptoms of the ROT of the corpse known as 'USA', move along.

Nothing to do with DEM or PUG, both are owed by the AMA, and ABA ( bar lawyers ).

Greedy bastards? Nope, the USA is at the end of the rope, and the system is bitch fucking everyone last of you, while they still can.

Everybodys All American's picture

The USA medical system has been the envy of rest of the world for years. Sure it's been expensive but everyone gets treated nearly immediately. Could it have used an update. Yes. But Obamacare was never going to work and it's been intentional so we end up getting a single payer system under this Marxist leaning president. Now, any and all new medical innovations will rely on the government's bureaucracy for those decisions. You think it was messed up before, well you haven't seen nothing yet. There will be decisions about life and death that will be out of the patients hands altogether and in the hands of a policy maker in Washington. This is not an American idea and will never be supported by my generation without killing us all off first and I would expect they all know that.

moneybots's picture

"There will be decisions about life and death that will be out of the patients hands altogether and in the hands of a policy maker in Washington"

 

Insurance companies cancel policies.  Decisions are taken out of the hands of patients then as well.

 

The republicans stand with the monopolists and the anti-trust exceptionists, who have the bux for lobbying.  There is no free market in medicine.  the American people need to wake up to the political gaming by both political parties, at the expense of the people.

moneybots's picture

"Everybody is bitching about deductibles going from $500 to $50k, and annual premiums from $500, to $5,000, but when you let the 'insurance lobby' write the fucking law, ... what do you expect?"

 

The government mandated no caps, not the insurance companies.  The government mandated a 60 year old man has to buy maternity coverage, not the insurance companies.  The government mandated pre-existing illness coverage, not insurance companies. 

Matt's picture

Reading comprehension failure. The Affordable Healthcare Act was written by lobbyists working for the insurance companies, is the claim being made. I suspect it is true. You really think a couple of congresspeople sat down and wrote it themselves?

Black Warrior Waterdog's picture

The lobbyists wrote the law, but Congress voted to enact the law, so yes, the government deserves the blame here.

StychoKiller's picture

Quite simple:  Refuse to play (and pay!), tell the Insurance Co.s to piss up a rope!

Hulk's picture

spot on RC, the masses are ignorant and TPD are fully aware of that fact. and taking full advantage...

moneybots's picture

"We all Know that obamacare is a huge mistake. But how do we stop them."

 

Obamacare was not a mistake.  It was a deliberate fraud.

The FBI warned congress in 2004, of massive mortgage fraud.  Congress didn't care.

Joebloinvestor's picture

Obamacare, the "Gold Standard" of nigger rigged software.

Everybodys All American's picture

Well played. I can see using that phraseology again.

butchtrucks's picture

This used to be an interesting site with thought provoking comments.  Now it's been allowed to degenerate into a hangout for hate-filled racists.  Sad.

Tsunami Wave's picture

Every time I see people with an 'I <3 Obamacare' sticker on their car I hope they get the worst of this horrible healthcare law. Stupid, arrogant, low-information economically-illiterate supporters/voters.

Everybodys All American's picture

Anyone driving around with an Obama sticker at this point has to be mentally challenged. And we still have three more years to go of this nonsense.

mofreedom's picture

At this point???  Th Left is the party of, for and by the mentally ill.  Too much turkey and booze to go into to it, but I'm sure you all get it.  Just leave us the f alone.

Oldwood's picture

Black Americans probably have replacements on hand for when their's wears out or they get a new car. Obama could be deporting them back to Africa and they would still support him

Zadig's picture

People don't change their religious beliefs very easily.

mofreedom's picture

Yes, the "Church" of leftist's religion is the government.  So, let's have some separation of "Church" and "State".

Well, how can you separate the government from the "State"?  Since I got off drugs I ain't no philosopher no more, but one can say some worship at the alter of "Big" gub and their sacrament is abortion.  Never make it an abortion ddebate, make it a "religious" debate.  What was it that a founding father or two meant when they spoke of "Church" that has now gotten God kicked out of the piublic square?  Member, man cannot give freedom to another man unless he has the power to enslave man, so that freedom, in the first palce, must have come from some other source, and that is my religion...freedom of all choices for all living creatures.  I call Him God.  You may call him the spaghetti creature.  Other's religion is freedom for no man, and the abolition of some men, while they eat whatever the hell they eat...we call them the leftists.

Please help this cause of relegating the "irreligious left" to the ash bin of american history.

q99x2's picture

I wonder if the Washington D.C. president sees any opportunity in firing up the Chinese to boost his ratings?

Globalist Clinton, the dude with anomalous dick, scud missled a Pakistani pharmacy at 2am in the morning get a few points in the polls. I would not put it past this globalist that he would nuke Austin to boost his...

buyingsterling's picture

So long, Austin. We take off our hats to the memory of Austin, TX, the latest offering to the new world order.

dexter_morgan's picture

Fundamental change promised and voted for. Fundamental change delivered.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

 

 

Yes, + 1

The people who voted for Obama carry much of the blame for all of this, whether through ignorance ("Hope and Change is good!") or because they are moochers.

They got what they voted for.

Prepare.

Emergency Ward's picture

.....another three-year-old child murdered in Afghanistan by a U.S. ObamaBomb.  No comment from the Obama gallery.

Peter Pan's picture

Every three year old child is at risk from the current administration in one way or another.

Zadig's picture

Instead of pardoning a turkey, I was hoping that he could pardon some 3rd world children by declaring a moratorium on bombing them for a day. 

Apparently that's too much to ask of Mr. Nobel Peace Prize.

dexter_morgan's picture

that was a white turkey too.......go figger

Diogenes's picture

"The people who voted for Obama carry much of the blame for all of this, whether through ignorance ("Hope and Change is good!") or because they are moochers."

Do you think things would be better if everyone had voted for McCain or Romney? Seriously?

buyingsterling's picture

Yes, if only because we would not have Obamacare, and we would not have QE to nearly the extent we do.

Lednbrass's picture

I dunno, Romney put the same legislation through in his state and I see nothing in the history of Team Elephant to indicate that they wouldn't suck up to Wall Street as much as the current idiot. 

Bazza McKenzie's picture

Actually the Democrat controlled legislature in his state pushed and passed that legislation.  Romney, as governor, knew he couldn't block it, so worked to make it as practical as he could.  He was not the instigator though one might claim he became complicit.

There is another important difference.  The legislation was constitutional at the state level, even though unconstitutional nationally (until Justice Rogers plucked the taxation excuse out of the air . . . or somewhere else, despite Obama and the Democrat controlled Congress having claimed it was not a tax).

Zadig's picture

Neither better nor different.  Those other puppets would have less melanin and the same policies.

Professor Fate's picture

There is no doubt the crippling effects of Obamacare will reduce discretionary spending and lead to another deep recession.  Historically, it has been ridiculous to blame recessions and depressions on a single person or even group of people.  That will not be the case this time.  Democrats (and those that voted for them) will own this depression and Obama will be universally recognized as the idiot who destroyed the economy and whose face will appear in every history book forward as the weak minded bastard  who generations to come will blame. 

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