Is there any accountability in American politics for being completely wrong? Is there any cost to those who say things that turn out not to be true and then, when their fabrications or false predictions are exposed, calmly move on to concocting new claims as if they had never made the old ones?Yes! YES! Is there any accountability to the clowns who said that you could keep your doctor, could keep your insurance, a family's premiums would go down, and a whole other list of outright lies?
Oh wait: E.J. is stoked about the 7 million who have signed up for Obamacare...after they were kicked off their regular insurance.
So let's say it out loud: The ACA is doing exactly what its supporters said it would do. It is getting health insurance to millions (right now, it looks like around 10 million) who didn't have it before.Please do "say it loud" Democrats, during the midterm elections. Marc Thiessan explains:
Recall that between 5 million and 6 million Americans lost their health plans because of Obamacare last fall. If the administration now succeeds in signing up 5 million to 6 million previously insured Americans, it will have achieved . . . nothing. Breaking even is no great accomplishment.Ah, but don't forget about the higher taxes, the restricted access, the attenuation of religious liberties, the cost to businesses that will lead to job loss, and the lawlessness of delay and "selective enforcement."
Now that Obamacare is a reality and not just an abstract, there will be accountability.