Obama and Obamacare: As Transparent as Mud

Obamacare ambulanceAs every American knows by now, the Affordable Care Act, un-affectionately known as “Obamacare”, is President Barack Hussein Obama’s Signature Legislation. He campaigned for this legislation before and after he ascended to the office of the Presidency.

As we have been discovering together, the implementation of this legislation has been a Signature Failure for Obama and his Administration. A failure which they and their minions in the Main Stream Media have been desperately trying to cover up by any means necessary, including omission of fact, distraction (Oh, look…Amnesty!), and good old-fashion prevarication.

All of these underhanded strategies, currently practiced ad infinitum by Obama and his Administration, are in direct opposition to the following Policy Statement, posted shortly after Obama was inaugurated in January of 2009, on  whitehouse .gov:

“Transparency and Open Government”

Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

SUBJECT: Transparency and Open Government

My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.

Government should be transparent. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing. Information maintained by the Federal Government is a national asset. My Administration will take appropriate action, consistent with law and policy, to disclose information rapidly in forms that the public can readily find and use. Executive departments and agencies should harness new technologies to put information about their operations and decisions online and readily available to the public. Executive departments and agencies should also solicit public feedback to identify information of greatest use to the public.

Government should be participatory. Public engagement enhances the Government’s effectiveness and improves the quality of its decisions. Knowledge is widely dispersed in society, and public officials benefit from having access to that dispersed knowledge. Executive departments and agencies should offer Americans increased opportunities to participate in policymaking and to provide their Government with the benefits of their collective expertise and information. Executive departments and agencies should also solicit public input on how we can increase and improve opportunities for public participation in Government.

Government should be collaborative. Collaboration actively engages Americans in the work of their Government. Executive departments and agencies should use innovative tools, methods, and systems to cooperate among themselves, across all levels of Government, and with nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individuals in the private sector. Executive departments and agencies should solicit public feedback to assess and improve their level of collaboration and to identify new opportunities for cooperation.

I direct the Chief Technology Officer, in coordination with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Administrator of General Services, to coordinate the development by appropriate executive departments and agencies, within 120 days, of recommendations for an Open Government Directive, to be issued by the Director of OMB, that instructs executive departments and agencies to take specific actions implementing the principles set forth in this memorandum. The independent agencies should comply with the Open Government Directive.

This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by a party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

This memorandum shall be published in the Federal Register.

BARACK OBAMA

You’ve come a long way, Scooter.

Regarding the launch of Obamacare and its website, Healthcare.gov, you were desperately hoping that the Main Stream Media and your lackeys in the Democrat Party would provide enough cover, in conjunction with your own strategies, which I alluded to earlier, to keep Low Information Voters confused long enough to get your State-run Healthcare System up and running in perpetuity.

The best-laid plans of mice and men oft-times go awry.

What you didn’t count on were your allies in the Media turning on you like a pack of ravenous hyenas.

I never thought that I would be quoting this particular source breaking a story like this about Obama, but, CBS News reports that…

For 31 days now, the Obama administration has been telling us that Americans by the millions are visiting the new health insurance website, despite all its problems.

But no one in the administration has been willing to tell us how many policies have been purchased, and this may be the reason: CBS News has learned enrollments got off to an incredibly slow start.

Early enrollment figures are contained in notes from twice-a-day “war room” meetings convened within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services after the website failed on Oct. 1. They were turned over in response to a document request from the House Oversight Committee.

The website launched on a Tuesday. Publicly, the government said there were 4.7 million unique visits in the first 24 hours. But at a meeting Wednesday morning, the war room notes say “six enrollments have occurred so far.”

They were with BlueCross BlueShield North Carolina and Kansas City, CareSource and Healthcare Service Corporation.

By Wednesday afternoon, enrollments were up to “approximately 100.” By the end of Wednesday, the notes reflect “248 enrollments” nationwide.

The health care exchanges need to average 39,000 enrollees a day to meet the goal of seven million by March 1. The war room notes give a glimpse into some of the reasons customers had problems:

“Direct enrollment (signing up directly on an insurer’s website) is not working for any issuers.”

“Experian” credit reporting agency is “creating confusion with credit check information.”

“Issuer phone numbers are not appearing correctly on the Pay Now page.”

The notes leave no doubt that some enrollment figures, which the administration has chosen to keep secret, are available.

The population of the United States of America in the Year of our Lord 2013, numbers 313,900,000.

I just tried to figure out what percentage of 313,900,000, 248 enrollees would be. 

The readout of my calculator said,

R U KIDDING ME?

This fiasco, known as Obamacare, needs to be called off, right now. Obama has embarrassed himself and this nation.

And, he needs to answer for his lies  in an Impeachment hearing.

 

This has gone on long enough.

Until He Comes,

KJ

10 thoughts on “Obama and Obamacare: As Transparent as Mud

  1. I’m reminded of an old song by David Crosby, from the album “CSN” released in 1977, titled “Anything at All”

    “… Anything you want to know it should be perfectly clear.
    You see just beneath the surface of the mud,
    There’s more mud here… Surprise!”

    Funny how a Canadian lefty like Crosby (this despite his repeated history of troubles with the law over probation violations involving firearms) would write something so prescient, “… like he was mental or something!”

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