Saturday, May 4

If you don't know whether Obamacare was passed into law, you're...

You may have heard the phrase "low-information voter."  It's a term used to describe voters whose grasp of issues and candidates' positions stops at "The other guy promised to give me X.  What freebies are you gonna give me?"

It's hard to know how many U.S. voters are in this category, but according to a poll released six days ago a whopping 42% of Americans don't know that Obamacare is a current, active U.S. law.


And these people are allowed to vote.

One begins to understand why issues like Obama's refusal to release his "long-form" birth certificate, or his bogus Selective Service registration card, or his having a Social Security number issued by a state he'd never visited when he allegedly got it, or government gun sales to straw buyers for resale to Mexican drug cartels, don't bother 42 percent of Americans.

Of course I'll admit the source of the poll quoted above is pretty unreliable, so they may have just made it all up.

Oh, the network that published the study went on to quote Obama...glowingly, naturally.  Here's Duh Won:
“For the 85 to 90 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, this thing’s already happened, and their only impact is that their insurance is stronger, better, more secure than it was before,” President Obama said. “Full stop. That’s it. Now they don’t have to worry about anything else.”
Recognizing one confusing aspect of the law, the Department of Health and Human Services today made applying to enter the insurance market through the Affordable Care Act a little easier.
HHS  today released new applications for individuals and adults looking to get health insurance. Officials cut the forms down from 21 pages to seven pages for a family and three pages for an individual.
The applications ask nothing about medical history, beyond whether the applicant or a family member is pregnant and whether they have a condition that “causes limitations in activities … like bathing, dressing [and] daily chores.”
Instead, they resemble tax forms, inquiring about income, Social Security numbers and employment history. They also ask for contact information and race-ethnicity.
President Obama touted the new forms as one of the “refinements” his administration has made with respect to the Affordable Care Act in recent months.
“The challenge is that, you know, setting up a market-based system, basically an online marketplace where you can go on and sign up and figure to get the subsidies, that’s still a big complicated piece of business,” Obama told reporters
Let's see if I've got this right:  The government forces everyone to buy health insurance, and demands that every policy cover abortions and birth control, whether wanted or not; it depends on Billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded subsidies, and forces insurers to insure people with pre-existing conditions at the same premium as healthy applicants...and Obama calls this "a market-based system"??

Is he that ignorant or simply lying shamelessly?

And note that the reporters and editors repeated and reprinted Obama's description--a "market-based system"--without even a hint of skepticism.

Imagine the media reaction if a Republican president or candidate said something like that.


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