David Axelrod, who continues to advise President Obama on campaign strategythat in itself should be a subject of concern for all Americansincredibly doubled down on the most unkept promise in recent history: If you like you current healthcare plan, you can keep it.
Axelrod did alter that promise slightly: he said that the majority of people can. It remains to see whether or not this variant will be true as well.
Okay, said Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI). This week he is introducing a bill: “If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep it Act,” which will allow ordinary Americans already covered by insurance plans a grandfather clause to keep it intacta de facto exemption if you already have insurance.
This delightful act will almost certainly not pass the Senate, and the Houses version will definitely not be signed by the President since it underscores what a jackass he is. But it places supporters of Obamacare in a serious quandary.
If they say no to the bill, they are breaking the Presidents promise (and Axelrods, too, since there would be nothing stopping an eventual violation of his claim). Opponents of Obamacare can easily counter that Obamacare itself benefits a small percentage of Americans by design; therefore, this new bill simply does the same thing for a different percentage. In fact, they can further argue, more Americans will be helped by the new bill than Obamacare is institutionally capable of helping overall.
If the say yes to the bill, they acknowledge that Obamacare is a broken promise to millions of Americans. Imagine thatliberals found a way to embarrass themselves with legislation.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.