You all are pretty familiar with the drill by now, right? When a Washington D.C. pol claims that something, namely a law he voted for, is getting off to a less than stellar start, it can't possibly be because that particular law is hopelessly flawed. No. Never. Failure to launch can only be attributed to a lack of money in the form of your scratch.
Ladies and Gentlemen, here's Senate Majority Leader hapless Harry Reid singing the ObamaCare CYA blues:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says he shares colleagues’ concerns that the Affordable Care Act could become a “train wreck” if it’s not implemented properly.
Reid warned that people will not be able to choose health insurance plans on government health exchanges if federal authorities lack the resources to set them up and educate the public.
“Max said unless we implement this properly it’s going to be a train wreck and I agree with him,” Reid said, echoing a warning delivered last month by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.).
Reid warned the federal government is not spending enough money to implement the law because of Republican opposition to ObamaCare.
“Here’s what we have now, we have the menu but we don’t have any way to get to the menu,” Reid said.
A couple weeks back, in a very strange coincidence, Baucus, who was one of the chief architects of ObamaCare, slammed the implementation of the law and within 48 hours announced he would not be seeking re-election as the senior Senator of Montana. Weird, no?
But fear not, the President has exercised some flexibility and originality to this dilemma by...
The shortage of funding to implement the law has forced President Obama to shift funds from other parts of the law.
“The president is taking money, I wish we had the money just to do this on its own but he’s agreed, he’s determined he’s going to take money from some of the other things that he feels are less important in the healthcare bill and put it on letting you and others know what’s in the bill,” Reid told a caller to the show.
... or exactly the opposite of how he has handled the sequestration cuts.
Later in the linked article, Reid claims to have actually read the law though we cannot know for sure whether it was before or after it became the law of the land. Whenever it was he read the law, what appears to be missing is the section titled: "How the Hell We Are Going to Implement a 2,200 Page Monstrosity That Will Essentially Remake the Entire Health Care Industry".
Please note there is not a "?" after that last. We pay Harry Reid and those of his ilk there in D.C. good money, a gig by which there is also ample opportunity to line one's pocket if you are doing it right, so it stands to reason that Harry perhaps should have thought of the difficulties of getting this bird off the ground while he was twisting arms in epic fashion in order to push it through the sausage grinder.
Oh well, America, you get what you vote for and what you voted for is more free sh@t and you entrusted hopeless buffoons like Harry Reid to bring it home for you. We are now seeing how that all is working out.