That's right and the fact is, Obama knew from the beginning this law was a crushing pile driver for the US. That's what he likes MOST about this plan.
Remember, he only cares for this country as long as we are forced DOWN, to be equal with other countries. That is, he at least tells himself if not actually believes he's doing the best for the US by making us like every other socialist hell-hole in the world. This is how he sees the problem wih socialism and communism. He doesn't believe they are fundamentally flawed systems, rather he believes the only reason they haven't succeeded is because of US, and our "unabashed capitalistic greed" (or some other such socialist talking point).
So for him, things are going according to plan. He is not worried. WE should be though. Why? Because really the fight to end Obamacare was lost when Romney lost the election. This is so for a couple reasons:
First, Obama will remain president until 2017, FAR past the time virtually every element of the law is in effect. Sure, between now and then, there will be outcries such as described in this article, some again even from his own party, but these are all just for " cover" so the pols in question can sufficiently bamboozle their constituents into believing something along the lines of, "It's not my fault, I didn't vote for THIS" or some other sufficiently cloudy misdirection. And Mr Low Information will buy it because well, he's stupid.
Secondly, either erroneously or not ( its irrelevant if this is true of the voting public ), the Rebubs who won re-election see themselves as fortunate for having done so, as they ( again either wrongly or not makes no difference ) see the loss of Romney as a shift in the country's attitude WRT conservatism. This is why, for example, the House has done NOTHING of substance to defund Obamacare and never will. And this is the only recourse left to truly stop it ( since the traitorous decision of John Robberts ), and it's not happening.
It won't, for the reasons I've just stated. It will be too late in 2017. Unless there is some HUGE groundswell in 2014 that mounts a veto proof majority in both houses, it's coming. Pieces like this article, probably, are written to prevent such groundswells from occurring, no matter how remote such may be. It's a minor clean up "op ", juuuust to be "sure" there isn't enough of a grassroots movement to do as I describe above. Printed solely to make people believe that now, something can be done BEFORE 2014, and when of course it doesn't, it will crush the final spirit left that may have driven such a popular protest.
Make no mistake, the dire prognostications before Nov 2012, that warned of our country's demise should Zero be re- elected haven't just gone away simply because Rush, Sean and Mark (Levin) aren't saying them anymore. They simply don't say it anymore because such constant doom and gloom wouldn't earn ratings, not because anything has substaintially changed.
The last shot is 2014 and the groundswell of conservatism I described above. Don't be suckered into believing these Democrats who now express concern with "train wrecks" and such. It's again, all a smoke screen to eliminate and placate the final real threat to Obamacare, however unlikely such a threat is at this point.
The reality of this situation is most likely this: 1/8th if our economy WILL be socialized, you WILL experience a significant decrease in your healthcare, and this will ALL be too entrenched as "law" by 2017, and WILL become as "accepted" as other welfare programs as Medicare/Medicaid and Social Security. There's ( probably ) nothing anyone can do about it.
So plan accordingly or suffer more when this becomes clear later.
Have a nice day! :)
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Oh yeah, that explains why the feds are buying up billions of rounds of ammo. I don't think this is going to end well.