Overwhelmingly what government touches, government taints.
NPR reported this morning that 2 million who signed up for Obamacare last year have now dropped out due to not being able to afford the cynically named Affordable Care Act. The embarrassing stats show that with more and more people opting out, the net sign-ups have slowed to a trickle. This mandated travesty that has inflicted our country’s healthcare now reveals more of its fraudulent sides every day.
Recall back in 2009 there were supposed to 20 million Americans without healthcare insurance, and of those there wee 9 million who actually wanted it and couldn’t afford it. This number was a pittance for an excuse to destroy the nation’s healthcare system and revamp one sixth of its economy. So it was upped – first to 30 million, then to 40 million. The overwhelming number of these were the young and self-insureds who chose not to buy health insurance, and, of course, those very same on whom the touted ‘success’ of Obamacare depended. Well boys and girls, today the government reports that after people found out enough truth (there is more to come) about this dose of socialist medicine, there are still 41 million Americans without healthcare insurance.
This hits hardest the poor and the lower middle class most (all?) of whom must pay a penalty if they don’t sign up – apparently there is another complication about those hoped for subsidies that involves what kind of co-op is available in your state. The bottom line is that the system continues to be a costly mess for all except the healthcare and pharma corporatists who have gamed the system. But then, who could have predicted that? (more here)
The upcoming Paris conference on preventable global warming (PGW) is starting to hit some early speed bumps. A major one is President Putin of Russia who readers may remember years ago identified PGW as a scientific and political fraud – “there is no global warming, that this is a fraud to restrain the industrial development of several countries including Russia,” Russia’s position has been “that the climate is a complicated system and that, so far, the evidence presented for the need to ‘fight’ global warming was rather unfounded.” Anthony Watts has a piece (here) that goes into some detail about what to expect from Russia and poor countries in Paris.
But the greatest fraudster at the conference will be China who today has completely bamboozled the nitwits comprising Team Obama. Recall the happy dancing in the oval office when China ‘agreed’ to curtail CO2 emissions in some remote future epoch. But, of course, we were never told the real details of the deal. China, along with other second and third world countries, will demand exceptions and payments from the first world (i.e. the US) if they are to play along in Paris and contribute to maintaining the hysteria. This becomes comical when we consider that we have to borrow the money from China to first pay it and the G77 block of nations the agreed upon subsidies, and then second, repay China the borrowed amount. The bamboozle doesn’t get any better than this. Meanwhile our leftwing loonies are touting to our gruberized all the added economic benefit and green jobs that PGW spending will create – NOT! (see also 3nov15 update below)