Shut Up and Take Your Obamacare
9:52 AM, Apr 18, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
In his press conference yesterday, President Obama said that the debate over the Affordable Care Act is over, or should be … and will be if he and his party have anything to say about it.
As David Jackson and Kelly Kennedy of USA Today write, after insisting that:
The government can make just about anything “work.” Mohair subsidies. Corporate bailouts. The income tax code. You name it. The trick is to have unlimited money, plenty of time, and a monopoly on force. Then … piece of cake.
In a few years, if the president has his way, everyone outside of Washington will be complaining about the ACA, while inside the beltway, it will be a money machine for the fixers tinkering with the machinery and getting paid handsomely to do it.
And, “If you like your plan …” will be a bitter laugh line. Sort of like, “Good enough for government work."
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