Harry Reid’s New Obamacare Failure Theory

Harry Reid, Debbie Stabenow, Charles Schumer

“I give up. The Internet is too hard.” – Harry Reid

In perhaps the most hypocritical, asinine statement to come out of the mouth of Harry Reid to date, he blamed the latest Obamacare delay on “people who are uneducated about using the Internet.”

It’s a little difficult to accept that he truly believes that, considering this administration and its cronies have constantly employed the use of social media, hashtags, and interviews between two green plants to consistently deliver its message of foolhardy disregard for reality. If he truly believes people are uneducated about the Internet, why would he use it as the main method to deploy the biggest healthcare overhaul (see:  price gouging) in the last few decades? Either the man is lying through his teeth (entirely plausible), or he’s so delusional he believes the Internet is still as mysterious to the general public as it was back in 1989 (just as likely).

We have hundreds of thousands of people who tried to sign up who didn’t get through. There are some people who are not like my grandchildren who can handle everything so easily on the Internet, and these people need a little extra time. It’s not — the example they gave us is a 63-year-old woman came into the store and said, ‘I almost got it. Every time I just about got there, it would cut me off.’ We have a lot of people just like this through no fault of the Internet, but because people are not educated on how to use the Internet.

If the woman got “cut off”, that suggests either a faulty Internet connection or a horribly designed web site. I’m going to assume the latter. Especially considering Compuware, a private company that measures web site performance, found that HealthCare.gov runs much slower than similar private insurance companies’ web sites. On average, the site takes nine seconds to respond. While studying business in college, every course I ever took placed heavy emphasis on quick response times — even my marketing class reminded us that most people only wait three seconds for a page to load before moving on. And that was the least of my technical education in college. When studying ASP .NET to build web sites and return information from servers to the users, we were encouraged to shoot for a loading time of no longer than one second, and even that was considered slow.

How much was Obamacare to cost the public when it first passed? I can’t even remember. The lies keep stacking up like Jenga blocks, and soon it’s all going to topple onto the taxpayers. The current estimate from the CBO is that Obamacare will cost $1.5 trillion dollars over the next ten years. And there’s only three ways to pay those bills:  Raise taxes, print more money, or borrow more money. All of which burden the taxpayer.

So not only does Obamacare’s method of enrollment not work, it also drives up the cost of insurance premiums, disrupts deductibles, burdens the taxpayers, and allows Obama to unilaterally change “the law of the land” and expand executive powers. And all under the guise of being “affordable” and “caring”.

What a joke.

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2 thoughts on “Harry Reid’s New Obamacare Failure Theory

  1. Harry Reid has become a silly man whose time has passed – It’s time for him to retire – He’s accomplished some decent legislation over the years but now it’s time to retire.

    I’ve watched him during interviews and he doesn’t listen anymore – He simply politely waits for his moment to deliver his outdated message. Nice guy but time to retire.

    Obamacare is failing and will continue to do so – Even the simple message “We need young and healthy people to sign up to help pay for the costs of older and sicker people” is a ludicrous concept to verbalize.

    Blaming people not knowing how to use the internet is such an utterly ridiculous thing to say that I don’t even know where to go with it… so I’ll stop here….

    Greta article Josh – I always enjoy reading them.

    • “Even the simple message ‘We need young and healthy people to sign up to help pay for the costs of older and sicker people’ is a ludicrous concept to verbalize.”

      And yet so many people believe that it will happen simply because the government writes it down on a piece of paper somewhere… we live in very difficult times, my friend. The sheep outnumber us.

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