The next president could be dealing with an ObamaCare insurer meltdown in his or her very first month.If you haven't been paying attention, we've been seeing a steady stream of insurers heading for the exits, along with projections of vastly higher insurance premiums next year. If you are President Hilllary Clinton, how do you deal with that issue? After that, how do you deal with the slow-motion public pension crisis now underway? And how do you deal with the national debt? Maybe you've seen a chart:
The incoming administration will take office just as the latest ObamaCare enrollment tally comes in, delivering a potentially crucial verdict about the still-shaky healthcare marketplaces.
The fourth ObamaCare signup period begins about one week before Election Day, and it will end about one week before inauguration on Jan. 20. After mounting complaints from big insurers about losing money this year, the results could serve as a kind of judgment day for ObamaCare, experts say.
That was two years ago -- it hasn't improved since then.
Too much of the government is on auto-pilot and most of the spending is mandatory:
Yes, the Heritage Foundation is right-leaning, but the numbers are the numbers. We've been kicking the can down the road for the last 50 years. It's been a bipartisan abdication of responsibility. The only president in recent years who has publicly broached these issues is George W. Bush, but he backed down in a hurry. That was ten years ago. As the old saying goes, something that can't go on, won't go on. Have fun with that, Madame President.