How many times do we need to learn this lesson? Central planning, big sweeping, one size fits all policies do not work. They are filled with waste, crony capitalism, and all sorts of unintended consequences which often are worse than the issue the original policy was created to ameliorate.
This is absolutely the case with corn ethanol subsidies.
The attached screen shot comes from this page at WhiteHouse.gov. It’s pretty amazing that no one at the White House has thought to take it down.
The citizens just didn’t understand you see…When the president said you could keep your plan and your doctor what he actually meant is that most of the plans would be canceled and you wouldn’t be able to keep your doctor… See it’s kind of funny if you think about it.
Now the giant spinning ball of Obamacare dysfunction is becoming public. Too bad no one reported these things before health care law exploded into the economy. Wonder why that is?
The Obamacare rollout is a disaster of mythic proportions. When Democratic Senator Max Baucus warned that the program looked like a train wreck waiting to happen, many in the media dismissed the prediction with a waive of a hand. Given that the warning was coming from a DEMOCRATIC senator who headed the Senate Finance Committee of all committees didn’t give that many people pause. Like the passage of Obamacare the rollout would be forced through and everything would work itself out.
Well, when the Daily Kos starts freaking out about the cost of Obamacare one can assume that things are not going so well.
I will state for the record that this graphic seems to be holding true:
Now everybody has to buy their product. One way or another. If someone doesn’t they are fined by the IRS. That is a pretty sweet deal for the insurance companies.
But we are told how Obamacare is a “progressive reform.” How finally everyone can get healthcare. How the President “stood up” to the insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies.
Nonsense. Barrack Obama is the largest enabler of the big 5 health insurance companies there has ever been, by a long shot.
Let’s keep in mind that Obamacare is very good for the health insurance companies and the pharmaceutical companies.
Nancy Pelosi famously said the we needed to pass Obamacare to see what was in Obamacare.