Joe Wilson Was Right

…when he said “YOU LIE!” to President Obama, just not (necessarily) on the right subject.

Of course, all politicians lie, but Wilson was objecting to Obama’s claim that the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” wouldn’t cover illegal aliens.

I want to talk about this lie:

“First of all, if you’ve got health insurance, you like your doctors, you like your plan, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan.  Nobody is talking about taking that away from you.”

In actuality, a lot of people were “talking about” it.  But Obama promised that wasn’t going to happen.

He lied.

Case in point, Say Uncle, and thousands like him and his family. 

The Mrs. has a part time job at a local health care concern and, basically, she goes there to work, get away from kids, and for the benefits. She was told today that, effective 1/1, she could no longer purchase insurance on their plan. Now, it’s a good plan but it’s not cheap. Us and the two rug rats runs just north of $1,000 a month. But even that rate won’t be affordable under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

Especially since, now we’ve passed it and are finding out what’s in it, we discover that

Millions of Americans will be priced out of health insurance under President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul because of a glitch in the law that adversely affects people with modest incomes who cannot afford family coverage offered by their employers, a leading healthcare advocacy group said on Tuesday.

A “glitch”! Oh, my! But one that means thousands of dollars in expenses to millions of Americans who right now have coverage.

Says Uncle:

And the funny thing is, I talk to my insurance guys, lawyers and financial guys and not a one of them knows what to do. Seems all this nonsense is still up in the air among professionals until the .gov provides additional guidance or unfucks itself.

Which will happens some time around… never.

This is what government does. Either deliberately or through unintended consequences, when it sticks its nose where it doesn’t belong it fucks things up. 

This is why the powers of the Federal government are supposed to be “few and defined.”

And they are anything but, these days.

At some point the difference between incompetence and malice becomes indistinguishable and irrelevant.

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