Friday, August 12, 2016

Hillary Hoover

Is the presidency a poisoned chalice? How would you like to deal with this mess in your first 100 days?
The next president could be dealing with an ObamaCare insurer meltdown in his or her very first month.

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.
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:


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.

7 comments:

Gino said...

A total meltdown, the pitchforks will out...Trump wins 2016 in a 58 state landslide!!!

jerrye92002 said...

How does one account for the mass insanity of continually voting for Democrats who promise faithfully not to solve problems, and then deliver "solutions" that make the problem worse?

R.A. Crankbait said...

Economists and actuaries will start dying in strange accidents.

Mr. D said...

How does one account for the mass insanity of continually voting for Democrats who promise faithfully not to solve problems, and then deliver "solutions" that make the problem worse?


"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."
-- H.L. Mencken

jerrye92002 said...

That's why Ben Franklin said, "[we have] a Republic, if you can keep it."
And why Jefferson said, "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."

What is happening today is that we are being KEPT ignorant of our government and of our candidates. Jefferson believed that when things got too far out of whack people would notice and act to change them. I'm seeing the first, but not the second. I mean, 40-some percent still say they're voting for Hillary.

Bike Bubba said...

How does one account for the mass insanity of continually voting for Democrats who promise faithfully not to solve problems, and then deliver "solutions" that make the problem worse?

Same reason that TV shows go seven minutes between commercials, really. Very limited attention span and lack of logic instruction in the schools. More or less, the reasons that the Founders limited the franchise to landowners--like or hate the prosperous, they at least have a better chance of having demonstrated the mental habits required to obtain and keep land.

jerrye92002 said...

Unfortunately correct, but it's worse than that. IF the electorate wanted to be informed and cast an informed vote, where would they get the information?