November 6, 2013
Obamacare Architect Senator Max Baucus: "Why not shut down Obamacare site until it's fixed?"Topics: Political News and commentaries
When even one of the key architects of Obamacare is calling for Healthcare.gov to be shutdown until it's fixed (and that had previously warned that it was a train wreck, one has to wonder what the real motivation has been for the administration to roll it out ... and keep it up even while it continues to be a debacle.
Via The Daily Caller:
Democratic Montana Sen. Max Baucus, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee that helped write the Obamacare legislation, asked Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius Wednesday why the agency did not just shut down the stuttering HealthCare.gov website, fix it, and then put it back online again.More here.
"Why keep limping along? Why not just shut it down until it is put together the way it should be put together?" Baucus has asked.
"We also know that every day there is a story that someone did not get on, blank page, security problems; that is a bad media campaign," Baucus went on. "It is negative, it does not help you, it hurts you. Why not have it shut down and just have one bad story, and then for as long as it takes, a couple of weeks, go back and get that gateway up and running?"
"Why not shut it down and do it right?" he concluded. ...
As the DC article goes on to note, Sebelius' response to Baucus' suggestion was that she was "following the advice of the various technicians involved in the (development and ...) fixing the website. However, that, like almost everything else the administration has said and promised about Obamacare ... is a lie.
The decision was purely political.
[...] An explosive new report confirms that the decision was political. Some staffers were so desperate to persuade the President to change course that, during a September 5 demonstration of the healthcare.gov website, they "secretly rooted for it to fail so that perhaps the White House would wait to open the exchange until it was ready."Read the whole thing ... in disgust.
[...] A running theme in the Goldstein-Eilperin piece is political paranoia, the degree to which the White House kept key details of Obamacare's implementation secret -- from its own allies -- because they feared that even modest efforts at transparency would lead to criticism from Republicans. It was "a sensitivity so intense that the president's aides ordered that some work be slowed down or remain secret for fear of feeding the opposition."
Bottom line, for no reason other than political 'tactics,' 'cover,' or whatever their political reasoning was ... the White House "stormed ahead, into the biggest blunder of Obama's presidency" - which is saying a lot since his entire administration has been full of scandals and blunders.
Related read: ABC - 'Obamacare' Memos Reveal Chaos, Confusion of October Rollout
Posted by Hyscience at November 6, 2013 12:07 PM
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