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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Obamacare

I've been staying away from the Obamacare discussion, until now.  Separating the facts from the fecal material is really a full time job, and I'm still not sure I have it right.

I can, with great confidence, say the following.  Obamacare had to hit the ground running to win the confidence of the American people.  It didn't.  Actually, very from it, and I'm not sure it can recover.

The web site is a disaster, and people are confused.  Obamacare is not a simple process, and all it really does is reinforce the belief that the private sector does everything better than government.  Well intentioned as Obamacare may be, the roll out has been nothing short of a disaster.

Here's where it gets interesting.  2014 is a congressional election year.  All house seats and one-third of the senate are up for grabs.  Obamacare could be the issue that makes people forget about the federal government shut down earlier this month.  The first primaries really aren't that far away, with the general election less than 53 weeks out.

Look for another bitter and bruising year in American politics.