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The issue of health care has been one of too many issues dividing the country. As sentient people immediately realized, the government would only reduce the quality of health care at an increased cost. The politicians and courts supporting this illegal act knew its true purpose was to raise revenues and give them more control over the people. The reality of this “tax” is now apparent as employee benefits and hours are slashed but costs have necessarily skyrocketed.
So what is the answer? The media is giving the regime cover by blaming the Republican Party for the government shutdown. The secondary cover is the looming debt ceiling crisis where the government of the United States may default on its obligations. The impact on the stock market will be nothing less than catastrophic if these two issues are not resolved. Fearmongering? See the warnings from China and Japan concerning default. See the analysis from Deutsche Bank. See the smoke screens.
Where does that leave the American people who are just waking up to the reality that their country and Liberty has been stolen? We have now come to the proverbial fork in the road. Unfortunately, we the people have two very large obstacles against us:
1. Half of the people are dependent on the government: they have already given up their Liberty for “security”.
2. The government has been preparing for the consequences when people choose the right fork in the road.
We have come to the point in time where everyone who loves their children must look in the mirror and ask “If not me, who”?
It’s been one full week since the flagship technology portion of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) went live. And since that time, the befuddled beast that is Healthcare.gov has shutdown, crapped out, stalled, and mis-loaded so consistently that its track record for failure is challenged only by Congress.
The site itself, which apparently underwent major code renovations over the weekend, still rejects user logins, fails to load drop-down menus and other crucial components for users that successfully gain entrance, and otherwise prevents uninsured Americans in the 36 states it serves from purchasing healthcare at competitive rates – Healthcare.gov’s primary purpose. The site is so busted that, as of a couple days ago, the number of people that successfully purchased healthcare through it was in the “single digits,” according to the Washington Post.
The reason for this nationwide headache apparently stems from poorly written code, which buckled under the heavy influx of traffic that its engineers and administrators should have seen coming. But the fact that Healthcare.gov can’t do the one job it was built to do isn’t the most infuriating part of this debacle – it’s that we, the taxpayers, seem to have forked up more than $634 million of the federal purse to build the digital equivalent of a rock.