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posted: 11/30/2013 4:40 AM

Affordable Care Act an oxymoron

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Another classic oxymoron for the ages, right up there with jumbo shrimp and temporary tax increase (a liberal favorite): Affordable Care Act. Just received notification that our family health care premium will increase 85 percent starting in 2014. Didn't Obama promise health care plans would decrease by an average of about $2,500, and you can keep your current plan?

Just imagine if other facets of our economic life would increase by 85 percent; mortgages, food, gas, car payments, ad nauseam. There would be rioting in the streets. But alas, a substantial part of this country is either watching "Honey Boo Boo" or MSNBC.

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And to add insult to injury, the much anticipated roll out of the Obamacare website has been an epic disaster reminiscent of the roll out of New Coke and Jimmy Dean Sausage and Pancakes on a stick.

Hey, I feel secure in knowing that Obama and "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight" will control 1/6th of our economy. Obama lied and people's health care plans died. He makes Bill Clinton look honest and Jimmy Carter look competent.

But at least Obama has succeeded in his campaign promise of "no blue states, no red states, just the United States." Yea, we are just one big happy family. OK, but the economy is roaring back ... cricket ... cricket. It's Bush's fault.

What about the promise of a transparent government -- about as transparent as North Korea?

And the Middle East will be jubilant and cooperative now that the Evil Cowboy Bush is chopping wood back in Texas -- somebody didn't inform the terrorists? And the repugnant spectacle of Benghazi? "What does it matter now anyway (four dead American heroes), said the flippant next liberal Democrat presidential candidate in 2016, Hillary Clinton.

Steve Toye

Naperville

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