‘Obamacare will bring us socialism!’ That has been more or less the Tea Party line since the ACA was a gleam in the congressional eye. No matter how often this big lie was repeated, it never became true. It wasn’t enough to defeat it, it wasn’t enough for the Supreme Court to strike it, and it wasn’t enough to prevent its namesake from winning his second term. That and that government shutdown that caused congressional Republicans to poll nearly as low as Sarah Palin’s IQ.
Yeah, it was that bad.
Senator Mike Lee (R-Mini-Cruz) doesn’t care about all that. Delaying the 2014 enrollment date past December 23rd has him worried, and he is warning anyone who will listen. All three of them.
Like socialism, this delay hasn’t happened. President Obama has requested insurance companies voluntarily extend the enrollment deadline, probably to help with higher demand now that the initial launch problems are mostly resolved. This doesn’t fool the good Senator. Clearly, the president’s nefarious plan is to let this delay grease the red skids to socialism. Allow Lee to explain:
“I think that’s a problem. I think it is definitely a step in the direction of what we all feared which is, national, single payer, government-run, government health care system, the likes of which can be seen in other countries around the world, many parts of Europe. We’re not well-suited for this sort of experiment in America. It is not going to work here. This is a step in that direction.”
See? That slippery Obama! The surest way to make sure America gets that awful
ly popular European-style single payer healthcare is to give us just a few more days to enroll in what is not a single payer system — yet still mysteriously socialistic.
So get this straight: Allowing private insurance companies to grant people more time to enroll in their plans will cause us to implement single payer healthcare. Someone alert Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)! He recently introduced a bill to implement single payer in every state. Who does Sanders think he is, introducing bills and other Senatorish stuff? Tell Bernie to chill. Obama’s got this!
h/t: Daily Kos