Dec 13, 201310:05 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
PolitiFact of life then; lie of the year today
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For all my conservative friends chagrined that the budget deal Paul Ryan made with Patty Murray, the Democratic senator from the state of Washington, is not perfect, well, duh! Rep. Ryan put up and passed three perfect budgets in the House, but it takes two to make law. Republicans are stymied by a U.S. Senate where Tammy Baldwin is in the majority. That’s called electoral math.
Let’s not dissipate the juju we’ve got working for us over Obamacare by taking the U.S. government over the precipice again. Remember that progressives are their own worst enemies. They’ve got the rope; don’t interrupt their knitting.
Speaking of which, the essential James Taranto in the Wall Street Journal On-Line gets to the dry rot undermining the superstructure of O’Care:
An under-appreciated quality of Obamacare is just how politically perverse its design is. It is disrupting the lives of, and imposing huge costs on, people who actually cared enough to get insurance before, in order to provide “benefits” to people who didn’t care enough.
Even Move-On.org’s Mark Crain warns, “Only 29% of uninsured young people now say they plan to sign up for Obamacare. This could become a gigantic problem, because the only way we can afford to cover all the people with pre-existing conditions is if younger, healthier people enroll as well. If only sick people sign up, our entire health insurance system falls apart.”
Remember “if you like your plan you can keep it”? PolitiFact calls it the lie of the year. My friend Brian Sikma at MediaTrackers calls it “the Flip-Flop of the Year,” because, in 2008, PolitiFact was watching candidate Obama’s backside: “Obama is accurately describing his health care plan here. He advocates a program that seeks to build on the current system, rather than dismantling it and starting over.”