296 reasons why it’s OK to laugh at anyone who thought Obamacare was a good idea

I’ve updated my list of Obamacare criticisms. The complete list can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/obamacare-59/

These are the new entries:

291) Obama illegally created a new Obamacare rule and penalty without approval from Congress

In May 2014, the New York Times reported:

Many employers had thought they could shift health costs to the government by sending their employees to a health insurance exchange with a tax-free contribution of cash to help pay premiums, but the Obama administration has squelched the idea in a new ruling. Such arrangements do not satisfy the health care law, the administration said, and employers may be subject to a tax penalty of $100 a day — or $36,500 a year — for each employee who goes into the individual marketplace.

Obama’s actions here are illegal. There is nothing in Obamacare that gives Obama or the IRS the power to prohibit employers from dumping employees onto Obamacare exchanges, or for fining them $100 a day per employee for doing so. The President does not have the legal authority to change the law without those changes first being approved by Congress.

292) Obamacare forced colon cancer survivor Janet Grigg to lose her doctor. Her new Obamacare policy covers zero doctors within a 400 mile radius of her home.

Janet Grigg lives in Oklahoma and is a survivor of colon cancer. Obamacare caused her to lose coverage for her doctor. Her new Obamacare policy covers zero doctors within a 400 mile radius of her home. You can see a video of her at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FoyREgDH_8

293) Obama gave bonuses to employees who created Oregon’s defective Obamacare website

Obama gave Oregon $304 million to build its defective Obamacare website. As of February 28, 2014, exactly zero people had signed up at Oregon’s Obamacare website.

However, in June 2014, it was reported that the employees who had built Oregon’s defective Obamacare website had been given $650,000 in taxpayer funded bonuses.

294) After cancer patient Linda Rolain paid her Obamacare premiums, Obamacare refused to pay for her medical treatment, and she died

Linda Rolain lived in Las Vegas. She had brain cancer. After she paid her Obamacare premiums, Obamacare refused to pay for her medical treatment, and she died.

295) Obamacare call center employee left confidential info of Obamacare customers at a deli

In June 2014, it was reported that an employee of an Obamacare call center had left a backpack containing handwritten notepads at a deli in Hartford, Connecticut. The notepads contained names, addresses, and social security numbers of 151 Obamacare customers.

296) Obama illegally gave Obamacare waivers to U.S. territories

In July 2014, it was reported that Obama had given Obamacare waivers to U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, etc.,), which exempted them from certain Obamacare regulations. Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.


July 27, 2014. Tags: , , , , . Health care, Politics.


  1. E Dell replied:

    When are you going to come up with your 912 reasons for why Bush starting the Iraq war was not only an ill-conceived idea based on a wild fantasy of Democratic nation building and phony arguments of its involvement in 9/11, but a costly blunder every which way imaginable that’s hitting taxpayers’ pockets to this day and still will for another 20 years or more? I’d really like to see that list. But I won’t hold my breath.

  2. John M replied:

    Maybe your list should include —

    1) Obama and his supporters making excuses for his failures by blaming George W. Bush
    2) Obama and his supporters changing the subject of any conversation to an off-topic criticism of George W. Bush
    3) Obama and his supporters labeling any criticism of his policies and/or performance as racism

    • E Dell replied:

      John M made some ridiculous assertions that need to be ridiculed:

      1) You mean Bush never started a pair of trillion dollar wars for which you’re still paying, piled on $5 trillion of debt by borrowing most of it from China with interest, gave away money on new home down payments to people who couldn’t afford owning a home, thus spiking the subprime crisis, and made sure that 8 million people lost their jobs when he crashed the economy as a going away gift to Obama to try to fix? Not to mention Bush’s failure on getting bin Laden (“wanted dead or alive) that Obama finally had to do himself because Bush decided he had just given up on going after him only six months after 9/11, three months after a Delta team had him in their sight, as documented by its leader in a 60 Minutes report on it, and was ready to knock him off but was given the order by someone “higher up” to kill the mission instead of kill bin Laden. Now why would that be?

      2) A fantasy complaint on your part since you have nothing else going for you.

      3) Another fantasy complaint on your part because you still have nothing else going for you.

  3. E Dell replied:

    danfromsquirrelhill mumbled “I am a libertarian, not a conservative. I don’t care about his skin color.”

    I love people who say they’re libertarians. That’s what conservatives call themselves when they’re too ashamed to admit being conservatives. The same with progressives who call themselves that when they fear being associated with liberals. There’s barely any difference between a libertarian and a conservative, especially when libertarians will more often side with conservatives and end up in the Republican party than with any other side.

    And, of course, no, you don’t care about Obama’s skin color. But it’s funny how you just keep showing how much you don’t care about it with all your postings against him that outnumber the postings of anybody else who’s white and whose skin color you must care about if you’re not willing to find just as many transgressions of theirs as you manage to come up with for Obama. So, no, skin color doesn’t matter to you at all.

    • danfromsquirrelhill replied:

      E Dell, I think abortion, gay marriage, and all drugs should be legal. I favor substantially cutting the military budget. I am agnostic. I believe the universe was created 13.7 billion years ago by the big bang. I believe in biological evolution. I believe that humans and chimpanzees share a common ancestor. Please tell me how this makes me conservative.

      I recently said the following to you: “E Dell, Obama favors a far broader and more intrusive government than Bush, which is why Obama did so many more wrong and illegal things than Bush. For example, please cite an example of Bush illegally seizing pensions from workers, such as these examples of Obama doing it:”

      And then I copied #18 and #48 from my list.

      The reason I did not cite Bush doing the equivalent of those things is because Bush never did the equivalent of those things. If you think this makes me racist, then you are mistaken.

      • E Dell replied:

        You make the grave error of believing you have to equate Bush’s failings with what you perceive to be Obama’s failings in order to make Bush’s failings credible. That’s not how it works. Bush had his own separate failings because he dealt with matters that were different from what Obama has had to deal with. Obviously you have an inability to look at Bush objectively but a superior ability to look at Obama subjectively.

        As for what you claim makes you a libertarian, your positions on those issues means little. I’ve known enough conservatives, never mind libertarians, who have held some of the same positions as you do, but it doesn’t mean they’re not conservative. What makes them, and you, conservative is your overall views and approach to issues. Mentioning only a few selected ones in an attempt to make you look good in my eyes doesn’t cut it. Just look at all the subject headings of what you post and just from those alone it all screams CONSERVATIVE loud and clear.

      • danfromsquirrelhill replied:

        When Obama stole money from those retired people (#18 and #48), he was not “dealing with issues.” He was breaking the law.

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