What? Obama care is actually in REAL trouble? Whoda thunk it possible?
Shut up, and put your hands down; I know YOU did.
The calculation of subsidies continues to fail tests, and it’s pretty clear that some actual consumers have made actual purchases with bad information, which will become apparent to them when they get their first bills. If the interface problems are addressed and the volume of purchases increases, this calculation problem could become a huge concern.What happens if tens of thousands of consumers get their first insurance bill and discover they’re paying more than they thought? Or get a notice from the IRS that the subsidy they thought they were getting is incorrect? Imagine: pitchforks, tar, and feathers.
I'd prefer to think of ropes and lampposts, but I'll settle for PT&F. For now.
Speaking of, I've been thinking about that 'Fill in ALL your personal information before you can actually see the plans' crap. There's been a backhand admission that it was to keep people from backing out from seeing the prices up front, but another thought occurs:
For an administration that wants to run your life as much as possible, this is great; they can get all that information in a single database. And you have to give it to them to even attempt to see the plans.
And there's no way to take it out once they have it.
JPFO thinks there are 7 varieties of gun bigots/hoplophobes: Elitists, Authoritarians top the list.
A: The UN can kiss our ass. Just in general.
B: Seeing as how the official UN position is that there is no fundamental human right to self-defense, being lectured on self-defense laws by these cankers on the ass of humanity is annoying as hell.
C: Did I mention that the UN can kiss my ass?
The EffingBI and DHS are still at it:
A joint bulletin issued in early August by the Department of Homeland Security and FBI warns state and local law enforcement agencies to look out for people in possession of “large amounts” of weapons and ammunition, describing the discovery of “unusual amounts” of weapons as a potential indicator of criminal or terrorist activity.
And how do they define those things?
While the bulletin never clarifies what constitutes a “large” or “unusual” quantity of weapons or ammunition, it does say that such a quantity would “arouse suspicion in a reasonable person.”
Which means "If Japete breaks out in involuntary urination and outrage at your two bricks of .22 and can of 9mm, that's it."
Anybody else reminded of FEMA and DHS saying "You need to have at least three days of supplies in case of disaster" and then DHS saying "Anybody stockpiling food, water and other items should be considered a terrorism suspect"?
Speaking of .gov jerks, morons and dirtbags,
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is even refusing to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in a hearing this coming Thursday. HHS claims she has scheduling conflicts, but we hope she isn't in the White House catacomb under interrogation by Valerie Jarrett about her department's incompetence.
The department is also refusing to make available lower-level officials who might detail the source or sources of this debacle. Ducking an investigation with spin is one thing. Responding with a wall of silence to the invitation of a duly elected congressional body probing the use of more than half a billion taxpayer dollars is another. This Obama crowd is something else.
What bunker is Henry Chao hiding in, for instance? He's the HHS official in charge of technology for the Affordable Care Act, and in March he said at an insurance lobby conference that his team had given up trying to create "a world-class user experience." With the clock running, Mr. Chao added that his main goal was merely to "just make sure it's not a third-world experience."
And this is what our 'schools' are producing...
Insty keeps asking "Is sending a kid to public school child abuse?" From the sound of this, yes.
And that's not counting the 'zero-tolerance' idiocy and other crap.