Saturday, December 28, 2013

Obama's 2013 fiascoes or were they successes? Part 1 - Obamacare

Obama has not had an easy ride. It is not easy to take an 8 trillion dollar deficit and double it. It is not easy to make promises to your own countrymen and foreign countries and not stand by them and then try and put the blame on others. Is Obama a total failure as many American's believe today or is it something far more sinister? Remember that somehow, although totally inconceivable, Obama was voted in for a second term in office, making America the first Idiocrasy. We will discuss 2013 in a few blogs.

Obama tried to push in his Affordable Care Act, the so-called Obamacare policy which was supposed to provide affordable health insurance for everyone. No more a question of the haves and the have-nots. Yet it doesn’t do much for the vast majority of Americans. According to people in the know, existing federal laws already cover the poor, the elderly, and the roughly 60% of Americans who get their insurance through their employers. Obamacare will not help them much and probably make them worse off.

But one of the major problems that face Obamacare is that Obama himself misled, I will not say lied, to the very Americans who voted him in. Despite the fact that they already knew he was not a man of his word. Barack Obama promised that all Americans would be able to keep their health care plans after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. This promised managed to diminish the anger of many opponents, but it turned out not to be true. The jury is still out on that, maybe it will be attended to.

No matter how we reform health care,” Obama said in 2009, “we will keep this promise: if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period.” But experts are explaining that in order to keep up with costs, insurance companies are going to cut down on their own pool of doctors. Do you want to wait and see?

How much is Obamacare going to cost the United States? Does it really matter? When you are almost 20 trillion dollars in debt, does another trillion or so matter?

Obamacare website

It turns out that the Obamacare website cost half a billion dollars, 500 million dollars. Do you have any idea how much money that it? In my lifetime, I will never see anything close to that kind of money. I would have happily done it myself for 5 million dollars. Some sites even claim that the cost has already breached the one billion mark.

Now the sinister part of all this is that building the website was given to a Canada based firm, CGI. I have no problems with Canada, but isn't America the high-tech capital? Or is it Israel? Where is Canada on the list? Any Canadian high-tech companies stand out? Strange. Why send it to a Canadian company? If Obama wants, as he often stated, to create jobs for Americans, shouldn't he have awarded the task to an American firm?

 It turns out that a lady named Toni Townes-Whitley is senior vice president at CGI Federal, the Canadian company. Toni Townes-Whitley was Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate and both are members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni. According to one website, the Department of Health and Human Services reviewed only CGI’s bid for the Obamacare account even though four companies submitted bids. It further turns out, that Toni Townes-Whitley was a campaign donor. Conflict of interest? No! This is Obama's Care.

Is there something more sinister here? Obama inherited a Super-Power, the last one and turned it into a Super-Mouse. Was this intentional?