With a number of polls showing a sustained level of opposition to the Democrats’ health care reform efforts more than five months after passage, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the Obama administration has “a lot of reeducation to do” heading into the midterms.
While some surveys – namely the Kaiser Family Foundation monthly tracking poll – have suggested an uptick in support for the reforms, most other surveys continue to show a steady level of opposition to the new law that remains higher than the favorable opinions of it.
“Unfortunately, there still is a great deal of confusion about what is in [the reform law] and what isn’t,” Sebelius told ABC News Radio in an interview Monday.
With an administration as tone-deaf as it is, we're convinced they have no idea how bad they sound.
But to Sebelius' point, there's no confusion around here as we've taken Speaker Pelosi's advise to heart and have been, ahem, educating ourselves and our readers as to just what is in ObamaCare now that it is the ungodly law of the land.
And about those tax-dollar ideas? The trusty reeducation PSA:
The "benefits will be phased in over time as a sign of our prudence and administrative competence" narrative is a real hoot isn't it?
What won't be phased in over time, of course, are the taxes to pay for this thing as even Sebelius can educate you that the taxes that kick in immediately to cover those "phased-in benefits" was done purposely to show the debt neutrality of ObamaCare over the first 10 years.
Actually, we want to thank the administration for chiming in on this as we Americans are somewhat forgetful people and when they aren't flapping their gums over ObamaCare we have a tendency to lose focus on just how critical it is to repeal this thing. So, thanks, guys!
H/T: The Weekly Standard