Archive for October, 2013

Ignorance

Posted in politcs, rankers with tags , , , , , , , , , on 29, October 2013 by chockblock

Compare and contrast:

“One point from the exchange worth mentioning is that, although I believe that there is a good deal of evidence indicating that political ignorance has caused great harm at various points in American history, scholars have only begun to systematically study its effects on past policy decisions.”
Debating the Impact of Political Ignorance,By Ilya Somin

“Pam Kehaly, president of Anthem Blue Cross in California, said she received a recent letter from a young woman complaining about a 50% rate hike related to the healthcare law.

“She said, ‘I was all for Obamacare until I found out I was paying for it,’” Kehaly said.”
Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out

If we don’t organize we’ll just get more of this.

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404

Posted in politcs, rankers with tags , , , , , , , , , on 12, October 2013 by chockblock

So the pre-2010 Congress and the White Hose forced the “We have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it” Affordable Care Act.

What did we get?

404

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“But nearly a week after launch and the site is still unable to function. It seems that there is at least one American who has successfully registered on the site. The fact that all news agencies seem to have called this one man implies that he may be the only one.”

Healthcare.gov goes 404 on America“, exploreb2b.com

One Congressman wants Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to resign.

I agree. They had 3 years to get this to work. Healthcare costs are going up and the site is being taken down as of 11 October to be “fixed”. In the corporate world Sebelius would be forced out.

Oh and this travesty cost $500 million to build. The Canadians FIRED the firm behind Healthcare.gov…

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We were warned:

This very personal relationship, “value”, has two factors for a human being: first, what he can do with a thing, its use to him… and second, what he must do to get it, its cost to him. There is an old song which asserts that “the best things in life are free”. Not true! Utterly false! This was the tragic fallacy which brought on the decadence and collapse of the democracies of the twentieth century; those noble experiments failed because the people had been led to believe that they could simply vote for whatever they wanted… and get it, without toil, without sweat, without tears

Robert A. HeinleinStarshipTroopers