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Eat Your Own Words, Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Townhall.com ^ | March 7, 2014 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 03/07/2014 4:00:53 AM PST by Kaslin

At the end of 2013, Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz had some nasty words for yours truly. Irked that I used my Twitter feed to criticize her Obamacare propaganda efforts, Wasserman Schultz snarked back at me:

"Thanks for spreading the word! You'll be eating them next year. #GetCovered."

Classy as always. And completely wrong-headed as usual. Less than three months into 2014, how's dutiful Debbie and her Dear Leader's pet government takeover program doing? The most recent retreat measures -- call it the Obamacare Endangered 2014 Midterm Democrats' Rescue Plan -- include:

--Allowing insurers for two extra years to continue selling plans that otherwise would have been banned by Obamacare. Last fall, Americans across the country and from all parts of the political spectrum raised an uproar in the wake of millions of Obamacare-induced cancellation notices on their individual market health plans. President Obama trotted out a "keep your plan" Band-Aid effective through this year. Now, the "transitional period" will extend through October 2016 and cover policyholders until the following September, after Obama is safely out of office.

--Extending the open enrollment period for 2015 from November 2014 to February 2015, a month longer than originally scheduled. (It will no doubt be extended again as the midterm elections get closer.)

--Relaxing eligibility requirements for insurers to qualify for financial help under a three-year program intended to cushion insurers' costs of complying with Obamacare mandates.

--Exempting labor unions, universities and other self-insured employers from paying a fee that creates the above-noted fund.

In addition, the White House last month allowed medium-sized employers an extra year to comply with the Obamacare mandate to offer insurance to all full-time workers and reduced the percentage of workers that large companies are required to cover. These latest regulatory walk-backs by administrative fiat all come on the heels of dozens of administrative delays and rollbacks.

While Democrats complain about Republican Obamacare repeal efforts, we may be nearing a special inflection point at which the White House will have reneged on more Obamacare regulations than it's actually enforcing!

Remember: In November 2010, the White House began issuing thousands of waivers to unions, cronies, businesses and organizations that offered affordable health insurance or prescription drug coverage with limited benefits outlawed by Obamacare. The federalized health care architects had sought to eliminate those low-cost plans under the guise of controlling insurer spending on executive salaries and marketing. Despite the waivers, the mandate has led to untold disruptions in the marketplace and has prompted businesses to cancel the beneficial plans altogether and/or slash wages and work hours.

In April 2011, Obama signed a bipartisan-backed law repealing his own onerous $22 billion Obamacare 1099 tax-compliance mandate that would have destroyed small businesses inundated with pointless paperwork.

Last March, with the support of several key Democrats, the Senate voted to repeal the Obamacare medical device tax. But the vote has not been enforced. Device makers have cut back on research and development. And according to the medical device manufacturers industry group AdvaMed, the punitive tax has forced companies to lay off or avoid hiring at least 33,000 workers over the past year.

In December and January, when Wasserman Schultz was busy acting like a 2-year-old in response to Obamacare critics, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was busy:

--Delaying premium payment deadlines.

--Delaying high-risk insurance pool cancellations.

--Delaying equal coverage mandates that force companies to drop health benefits rewards for top executives.

--Delaying onerous "meaningful use" mandates on health providers grappling with Obamacare's disastrous top-down electronic medical records rules.

While Wasserman Schultz defiantly claims all Democrats will proudly run on health care in 2014 and 2016, endangered Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina was caught on camera just last week literally running away from a journalist who dared to ask her about the 24 times she falsely promised that if you liked your plan, you could keep it under Obama.

It's not just Hagan; every vulnerable Senate Democrat who rammed Obamacare down America's throat is now running for the hills. When the White House now talks about the "Get Covered" campaign, it's not about ordinary Americans getting health care. It's about covering the backsides of the Obama water-carriers who may very well lose their jobs. They're not just eating their words. They're choking on Obamacare's massive, inevitable, job-killing, life-threatening failures.

I'd like to tell bratty Wasserman Schultz that Obamacare critics will have the last laugh. But we're too busy weeping at the senseless government-induced wreckage around us.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 0bamacare; wassermanschultz

1 posted on 03/07/2014 4:00:53 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

If the MSM would just put out 1/6 of the truth about the left, America would be back on track to freedom in no time.


2 posted on 03/07/2014 4:16:01 AM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Kaslin

And the upshot of all this irresponsible legislation will be........wait for it............

The election of Progressives to positions of power and responsibility to undo “the mess” that was left by
the Republicans and “Teabaggers”.

IMHO


3 posted on 03/07/2014 4:23:21 AM PST by ripley
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To: Kaslin
I'd like to mop the floor with that woman. Literally.
4 posted on 03/07/2014 4:25:08 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Kaslin

Michelle Malkin is awesome.


5 posted on 03/07/2014 4:25:54 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: windsorknot

Looking at her nappy hair, looks like someone beat you too it...


6 posted on 03/07/2014 4:44:13 AM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: windsorknot

What do you have against floors?


7 posted on 03/07/2014 4:50:44 AM PST by monocle
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To: Kaslin

said the crazy cat farmer from Florida

8 posted on 03/07/2014 4:56:38 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Kaslin

How many charges can be brought against doumbo for changing this “law” several times? Multiple law charges or one BIG broken law charge? The end result is till the same and needs to be addressed.


9 posted on 03/07/2014 5:16:06 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Kaslin

“we may be nearing a special inflection point at which the White House will have reneged on more Obamacare regulations than it’s actually enforcing”

This combined with very low sign up numbers makes one ask, what is the law achieving?


10 posted on 03/07/2014 5:18:55 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: windsorknot

Debbie Wasserman Schmutz.


11 posted on 03/07/2014 5:27:41 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Kaslin
At the end of 2013, Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz had some nasty words for yours truly.

Hey Michelle, I've got some words for you: there's nothing Democratic about DWS.

12 posted on 03/07/2014 5:32:28 AM PST by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: All
FASHION NOTE: WHAT WELL-DRESSED LOCK-
STEPPING DEMOCRATS ARE WEARING
THIS ELECTION SEASON

DNC-ISSUE BROWN SHIRTS.

=========================================

LOCK-STEPPING PARTY LOYALTY NOT SEEN SINCE 1930-40's ERA EUROPE---O/Care became law on an historic straight party-line Democrat vote.

Obamacare was preceded by "Hillarycare"----which went down in flames----and led to a loss of 54 Democrat House seats in 1994).

In 2009, retiring Arkansas Democrat Rep. Marion Berry presciently warned that ObamaCare was setting up the Democrats for a huge 2010 midterms defeat

Ego-driven Obama scoffed at such concerns. Berry said the president told him, “Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.”

END GAME Republicans went on to win 63 House seats and six Senate seats. It was the largest swing in the House since 1938. Looks like the "difference" was Obama (/snix).

13 posted on 03/07/2014 5:43:12 AM PST by Liz
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To: Kaslin

She can eat something else, far as I’m concerned.


14 posted on 03/07/2014 5:47:47 AM PST by Palio di Siena
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To: Chode

Thank you for making me puke so early in the morning!


15 posted on 03/07/2014 6:22:21 AM PST by celmak
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To: Kaslin
They're not just eating their words. They're choking on Obamacare's massive, inevitable, job-killing, life-threatening failures.

I wish. They're hiding out until they have slowly developed enough power via ObamaCare to wield it as they had hoped.

16 posted on 03/07/2014 6:40:11 AM PST by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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To: Kaslin

If the big, bad Obama Administration was so powerful and intent on implementing socialism, wouldn’t we have it by now? Bullies want your stuff, but they don’t really want to fight you. They might lose. So they bluff to get what they want. Putin has Obama and the Democrats figured out. Make the Democrats fight.


17 posted on 03/07/2014 6:46:20 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: exnavy
If the MSM would just put out 1/6 of the truth about the left,

Why would they out themselves?

18 posted on 03/07/2014 7:21:04 AM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Rennes Templar
This combined with very low sign up numbers makes one ask, what is the law achieving?

The destruction of the insurance industry.

19 posted on 03/07/2014 8:22:23 AM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Kaslin

Her words are not the only things many of us would like for her to eat.


20 posted on 03/07/2014 8:57:32 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Kaslin

My only disagreement with the article is that obamacare wasn’t really “rammed down” but rather it was “shoved up,” if you get my drift.


21 posted on 03/07/2014 8:59:28 AM PST by DPMD
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To: celmak
my bad... guess i shoulda at least followed it up with a lil eye bleach

22 posted on 03/07/2014 2:48:42 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

OTFLOL!


23 posted on 03/08/2014 7:56:30 AM PST by celmak
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To: celmak
better lat than never... 8^)
24 posted on 03/08/2014 8:06:05 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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