On 2 Oct 2013, 8:46 pm, The Big Erns wrote:
The problem is that criticism of the ACA precedes the implementation of the
law. It’s a bit like telling people how your Christmas was, months in
advance of the actual event. I say let’s get it implemented and see if it
fails or not. Then let’s talk about fixing or scrapping it.
How’s this for your scenario. On October 15th, you get a letter from your sister telling you that she’s coming to visit you for two weeks, December 15th through New Year’s Eve. She will be there with her deadbeat husband, five ill behaved kids, and two dogs (who crapped all over the place and ate your sofa last time). Your wife already agreed to having her stay (in your bedroom, you and your wife will be sleeping in the garage loft where the heater still doesn’t work). That’s all on top of the notice you just received from your boss that you are being cut back to 25 hours per week.
Still think you’re going to have the same Christmas as before?
Some aspects of the ACA are unpredictable, many more are. For a 2,900 page law that nobody read before they voted for it (plus the nearly 10,000 pages of regulations that have been added), there is much more not to like than to feel good about.
The more proper comparative isn’t predicting how your Christmas is going to be. Rather, your 10 year old son tells you he is going to learn how to juggle using three razor sharp Bowie knives. I don’t think we take a wait and see approach to figure out how disastrous the results may be.
There was a recent poll which showed that while the majority of respondents
were against Obamacare, they were absolutely in favor of the provisions of
the Affordable Care Act. Let that sink in a bit.
There are three kinds of liars: liars, damned liars, and statisticians. Speaking as a degreed statistician, the vast majority of polls aren’t worth spit. So, you’ve not persuaded me at all on this one.
I’m tired of all these “Obama-scare” talking points and endlessly parroted
falsehoods. Truth is most people don’t know what they’re talking about and
the idea that when we can’t get our way by means of the Constitutional and
Venerated Traditions of our Democracy we can just, I don’t know, go off the
deep end and hold the country hostage is just batshit crazy.
I agree that most people, including the politicians at the center of this mess, don’t know what they are talking about. The media isn’t doing a good job of reporting, they’re too obsessed in who is going to do what when rather than an honest investigation into “the facts.”
It is open for debate as to which political faction your “deep end” comment is targeted (though I have a hint from your use of the phrase Obama-scare). I’m all for playing by the rules of our democracy within a republic. I just wish all of the politicians would follow the Constitution and Bill of Rights as they have sworn to do.
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