Skip to comments.Baucus warns of 'huge train wreck' enacting ObamaCare provisions [hypocrite helped create it]
Posted on 04/17/2013 11:12:34 AM PDT by grundle
en. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) said Wednesday he fears a "train wreck" as the Obama administration implements its signature healthcare law.
Baucus, the chairman of the powerful Finance Committee and a key architect of the healthcare law, said he fears people do not understand how the law will work.
"I just see a huge train wreck coming down," Baucus told Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at a Wednesday hearing. "You and I have discussed this many times, and I don't see any results yet."
"Small businesses have no idea what to do, what to expect," Baucus said.
Citing anecdotal evidence from small businesses in his home state, Baucus asked Sebelius for specifics about how it is measuring public understanding of the law.
"You need data. Do you have any data? You've never given me data. You only give me concepts, frankly," Baucus told Sebelius.
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Idiots. The entire mess is unconstitutional. Repeal it before it repeals us!
This jerk has been the engineer driving the train, so I guess he knows where it’s going.
But you voted for it, didn't you.
See Max that is what happens when you vote on Legislation that isn’t even written yet...
So March down to the Well of the Senate and vote on the Unwritten Gun Conviscation Legislation and Scamnasty, you Dolt!
How anyone can be surprised at how abjectly ruinous the idea is, is beyond me!
Well, Max, buddy, I guess now you know what’s in it. BTT.
This drunken fool was one of Obamacare’s prime proponents. Fine time to tell us all it’s FUBAR, Baucus.
I wonder if any of them have read it yet?
My guess he is not really concerned; unless it is to distract.
THIS is what happens when BUREAUCRATS are the ones really running the government!!! (And, the elected “officials” are merely doing their bidding.)
Methinks Max the God of Wine’s re-election polls aren’t looking so rosy.
Sen. Max Baucus was the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and a chief architect of ObamaCare. Baucus inserted language in the ObamaCare bill to provide services and benefits, including Medicare, for a group of Montana miners exposed to asbestos.
So, Baucus was a chief creator of ObamaCare and now he is suddenly saying it’s a coming trainwreck. Just try to imagine how the corrupt MSM would be screaming if this were a Bush/Republican bill and it was falling apart and destroying the economy along the way.
That said, this is by design. It is cause and effect. It is reaping what one sows. Overly complicated, poorly designed legislation results in overly complicated, poorly designed law which results in overly complicated, poorly designed bureaucracy which results in overly complicated, poorly designed policy, which results in overly complicated, poorly designed programs.
the law was not MEANT TO work
it was meant to fail, and cripple insurance companies, so that we all end up in single-payer (100% government health care)
Yup. Another Fabian head fake. It was never about healthcare. It was all about destroying the economy, getting direct control of people’s bank accounts, raising an army under the rubric public service, and gutting the constitution in the name of pubic health.
I guess I heard that he won’t run again but will someone tell me why the people of Montana keep electing leftist idiot rats?
America's liberty and prosperity for over 200 years was based on another idea, for the earnings of hardworking citizens were protected from the coercive hand of government by a written Constitution which did not allow the Baucuses of the world such "taking" power. Hear Samuel Adams:
"Is it now high time for the people of this country to explicitly declare whether they will be free men or slaves. It is an important question which ought to be decided. It concerns more than anything in this life. The salvation of our souls is interested in this event. For wherever tyranny is established, immorality of every kind comes in like a torrent, it is in the interest of tyrants to reduce the people to ignorance and vice. - Samuel Adams
The utopian schemes of leveling and a community of goods, are as visionary and impractical as those which vest all property in the crown. These ideas are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government unconstitutional. - Samuel Adams
The rats are trying to distance themselves already.
All the while the head rat blames the Republicans (who control everything in DC, according to Obama when he is looking for a way out of his mess).
This is the part where the TRAITOR congressmen pretend they didn’t “really” want to vote for Obamacare, but had to.
They also pretend nobody owns TV’s during primary season.
I can’t wait to see how they go about “simplifying” it. There’s no way they didn’t know that they were creating a Frankenstein, and Pelosi was entirely too casual when she said “we have to pass it to see what’s in it”. What she was saying was, it doesn’t matter, because obamacare is not the true end goal of their agenda. What they will claim they have to do to fix obamacare is the true end of their agenda.
That’s just it, they did already know. That’s why they could be so unbelievably cavalier in forcing its passage without it having been read or understood. That dog’s dinner was never the end goal. What they’re going to do to “fix” it is the end goal. Otherwise people like Baucus would be in their usual CYA spin mode.
All THAT and more... but there are a lot of people in the US who are very easily led.
They heard the magic word ‘free’ and their eyes glazed over.
Right, free like the toy in the Cracker Jack box.... if sometning is free ... that means it isn’t worth anything!
Hell he was one of the principal 'authors,' if poisonous gibberish can be considered writing.
The situation in Washington is one of complete insanity. They are run amok, they are bribing and stroking one another, they do great national damage in order to be seen doing something....
Baucus: You reap what you sow.
Remember the a - - - - - e Pelosi saying, “We have to pass the bill to see what is in it”
Well, now those idiots are seeing!!!
Frankly they should have jumped in with both feet and gone to a single payer system right off the bat.The reason they didn’t was because the idiots on the Hill don’t consider mandatory payments to an insurance company to be the same thing as mandatory payments to the IRS. Of course in either event, its really a tax.
If I remember correctly, Baucus has a perfect cover for his vote and subsequent critique of the implementation ... he was drunk!! I remember distinctly that he was incoherent and an absolute embarrassment to the Democrats (if that is possible).
No, the people understand very well how it will work. That's why employers are taking measures to reduce its impact as much as possible. Reducing workforces, shifting from full-timers to part-timers, etc.
And then there are the health care providers who are preparing for career changes or early retirement.
Max Baucus, author of Obamacare, admits he never read his own bill
According to Baucus, the idea of him reading a bill allocating nearly $1 trillion of federal funds is “a waste of time: