As per TOPIX + WORLD NEWS, will the US see its Debt rise to US$20.0Trilyuhn by the time the Bammer leaves office in Jan 2017???
Perts are now arguing that the post-Shutdown USoAMerika can no longer NOT rely on QES andor similar massive or excessive deficit spending lest it risk de facto collapse - BY THIS SCOPE, IT MEANS THE GOVT. MUST CONTINUE SLOWLY BUT STEADILY, + OF COURSE PCORRECTLY-DENIABLY COINCIDENTALLY, TAKEOVER MORE + MORE INDUSTRIES + SERVICES NORMALLY OPERATED BY THE US PRIVATE SECTOR.
In the LT, the only alternative to expanding the debt levels is to engage in Soviet-style "write-offs" of same, i.e. FUDGING THE BOOKS + PRETENDING THE DEBT NEVER EXISTED.
It didn't work nor saved the Cold War USSR from itself - ditto for post-2015 OWG Amerika, the OWG Mighty USSA or the OWG Weak USRoA Gobal SSR.
One reason for the snafu-laden rollout is that the administration apparently delayed in setting key rules and specs so no discussion drafts would be floating around before the 2012 election. Why? Because the media would then inevitably dig into the question of who wins and loses under ObamaCare's thicket of explicit and implicit subsidies.
A second reason for the pestilential rollout is complexity created by the requirement that users enter and confirm their personal information before they begin shopping. Some speculate the administration's goal was simply to ensure those customers who are entitled to big discounts aren't scared off by seeing only unsubsidized prices. But success depends on signing up enough unsubsidized customers. A likelier motive was to make the healthy and affluent, once they enrolled, fearful of unwanted IRS attention if they didn't follow through on their mandated duty to buy overpriced insurance to keep the scheme afloat.
GEIST: Robert, it kind of defies belief that no one knew that there were problems before it went up. And we have seen report after report from tech experts who worked on the project who said there were problems, there were problems. And we told the White House about the problems and they went forward anyway. When does the White House step up and take a little more responsibility for what happened here.
GIBBS: Well I think they did that with the president in the Rose Garden and I think the reason it defies belief, Willy, is because it is unbelievable. There is no doubt in my mind that people at HHS and involved in this project knew this wasnt going to work. I mean, its inconceivable that no one tested it. They should have been nicer to ole Robert, putting him out like that was very tacky. Chickens home to roost ek se.
I used to think Gibbs was bad. He can't compare to Carney. I don't see how Carney lives with himself. Obama is not a detail man. He likes the hoopla, stage, being around celebs, campaigning, and blowing smoke up everyone's arse...and golf and that is about it--otherwise he has never done or accomplished much that qualifies him for POTUS. He is in way over his head. I'm still in disbelief that he ever got elected in this country. Some have said he didn't.
of course a small irony is the post election media reports bragging about the technological advantage by the dems that gave them the positive 2012 election results. I am starting to think that story was exaggerated.
h/t Gates of Vienna
There may be no official rule book for being a liberal, but that doesn't mean there aren't rules. There are actually quite a few rules liberals go by and the more politically active liberals become, the more rigidly they tend to stick to their own code of behavior. These rules, most of which are unspoken, are passed along culturally on the Left and viciously enforced. Ironically, many liberals could not explain these rules to you and don't even consciously know they're following them. So, by reading this article, not only will you gain a better understanding of liberals, you'll know them better than they know themselves in some ways.
The view from the intellectual left of yesterday's events.
[AtlanticMagazine] On Tuesday a federal judge denied a request from the Justice Department to dismiss a lawsuit aiming to block health care subsidies in states not running their own healthcare exchange sites. Put another way, if the plaintiffs in Halbig v. Sebelius win this case, low- and middle-income individuals in 34 states won't get subsidized health care. The only good news for people expecting those subsidies is that the judge, U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman, decided not to block the subsidies while the case moves forward.
Of course, they'll only get those subsidies -- assuming the subsidy calculator was putting out correct numbers the day they registered, and they're really eligible -- if they manage to get properly registered on the federal website by the deadline. No mulligans if the website is not actually working properly at both ends by then.
The typical way for courts to dodge this sort of case is to claim lack of standing -- i.e. you are not the right person to bring this case. Of course if there winds up being no 'right person' well, that's not our problem now is it?
From that perspective, this is a significant milestone. The fact that the court is willing to hear this at all is a very big deal.
That said, the Hobby Lobby case will reach the SCT much sooner. Will be interesting to see how Roberts handles it. On the one hand, Hobby Lobby is almost certain to prevail. On the other hand, Roberts is not going to be eager to strike down the entire law and incur the combined and sustained wrath of a vicious, hateful and completely unhinged Left.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.