Sunday, March 30, 2014

White House mum

As we near the end (not really) of open enrollment for Obamacare, did you see all the White House officials on the Sunday morning shows extolling the Greatest Domestic Legislation ever?  Yeah, neither did I.

And we know why: they're cooking the books.  The 6 million "signups" number is trotted out but it's unknown how many of those are just policies selected, how many have paid for their first month of coverage, how many are the "young invincibles", and how many are actually people who were kicked off their old policies and were just getting insurance again.

Meanwhile, "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau - who once was bipartisan in his political critiques - took to his Sunday panel to accuse Republicans of using their own facts on the minimum wage debate.  If Trudeau has produced a single strip critical of this Administration, I've yet to see it.


Impatience Bill of Rights said...

Phase One: "Only xxx signed up in the first day/week/month! They'll never hit the numbers!"

Phase Two: "The numbers are fake!"

siad999 said...

They already play with numbers on employment; why not fiddle with the numbers on Obamacare enrollments?

Faron Ballance said...

This Fox News chart shows that ACA enrollments are barely one-third of the target number: