Really. No big deal. What could go wrong?
Sebelius totally re-establishes America’s confidence: It’s possible for convicted felons to become Obamacare navigatorsNovember 6, 2013
No wonder they could only sign up six people nationwide:
The contractor documents are an up-close look at the asteroid field of issues with the Obamacare launch.
According to the war room notes: On day one, October 1, the system mistakenly rejected 90% of Medicaid applicants. The next day, estimates counted 40,000 people in the HealthCare.gov waiting room, while just 100 people had enrolled. By day three, it was clear that insurers were not getting the data for people who had signed up for their plans.
Systemwide issues were compounded by more isolated problems. On day six, Utah asked to shut down its exchange because the main insurance provider in the state had not been able to set up its template in the system. A few days later, on October 9, contractor notes say that the entire system has skipped some questions or information for 30% of all applicants.
But they’ll have things fixed for the post-Thanksgiving rush to meet the December 15th deadline for having coverage by New Year’s Day. You betcha.
I’d call this a clown-car operation, but then I would have to find a clown to apologize to.
via Bryan Preston, who notes that, even after all the problems, some people are still true believers.
(Where “true believers” means “suckers.”)
(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)
Obama Advocates Higher Unemployment for Lower-Skilled Workers (and Some Great Election News from Colorado)November 6, 2013
I quote the New York Times from (I believe) 1987: “The ideal minimum wage is zero.” Every time the government raises it, it hurts those newly entering the workforce and those with fewer skills. Why do progressives hate workers?
Perhaps because he wants to divert attention from the slow-motion train wreck of Obamacare, the President is signalling that he will renew his efforts to throw more people into the unemployment line.
Needless to say, that’s not how the White House would describe the President’s proposal to increase the minimum wage, but that’s one of the main results when the government criminalizes certain employment contracts between consenting adults.
To be blunt, if a worker happens to have poor work skills, a less-than-impressive employment record, or some other indicator of low productivity that makes them worth, say, $7.50 per hour, then a $9-per-hour minimum wage is a ticket to the unemployment line.
Which is the point I made in a rather unfriendly interview with Yahoo Finance.
But a higher minimum wage is popular with voters who don’t understand economics, and unions strongly support a higher minimum wage since it…
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