“After emergency repairs over the weekend,” reports the Associated Press, “consumers in different parts of the country Monday continued to report delays on healthcare.gov, as well as problems setting up security questions for their accounts. The administration says the site’s crowded electronic ‘waiting room’’ is thinning out. Still, officials said it will be down again for a few hours starting at 1 a.m. Tuesday for more upgrades and fixes.”
Not so on the IRS side.
They are good to go. So, if you are supposed to receive the blessings of “free healthcare,” you better get blessed now, before the Obamacare police at the IRS come after you.They're prepared.
Really, no one should be surprised that one the one hand the punishment part of Obamacare is thumbs up while the delivery part is thumbs down.
Because this administration is masterful at making sure they have the punitive measures all set to go to cover for the fact that they can’t govern.
Benghazi, the IRS, the Boston Bombing, Fast and Furious: Incompetence—or worse-- followed by punitive measures from an administration that will take any measure, no matter how extreme, to prevent people from talking about how miserable the folks in the White House govern.
And there is one large group of folk who, who more than any others, who has a right to complain.
That group is the very people Obamcare was supposed to help.
You know? The one’s signing up now?
“Alas, the administration managed to turn the experience for most of those visitors into a nightmare,” writes the USAToday editorial board. “Websites crashed, refused to load, or offered bizarre and incomprehensible choices. Even though the system was shut down for repairs over the weekend, Monday's early reports continued to suggest an epic screw-up.”
The refusal to load web pages for visitors and visitors being offered bizarre and incomprehensible choices?
By a program run by the Obama administration? Heavens no!
Actually it sounds to me like the administration is following the same plan they use for everything they do: the war in Libya, the green energy program, budgeting, the Keystone pipeline, the aborted war in Syria, bank bailouts, Dodd-Frank, Russian-US relations.
Congress is so confused that they ordered the head of the IRS Obamacare police to testify—again.
So, now another IRS official has appeared before Congress to, in the end, say nothing at all.
What part of punitive do you people not understand?
This time however the IRS didn’t invoke the Fifth in an attempt to avoid self-incrimination, as Lois Lerner did.
Lerner you might recall was hauled before Congress and forced to testify about the IRS targeting of Tea Party conservatives. She stood on her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself, and for her efforts received a gold watch and a fat pension from the Obama administration
No, instead this time the IRS talked about the healthcare law that they enforce and that-- not coincidentally-- doesn’t apply to them while they work for the government.
Lisa Ingram, who is overseeing the implementation of the IRS's government snooping relational database disguised as a doctor-- also known as the Obamacare police, said things were going great on her end.
“Our systems have come up on time and operated as planned in turning interactions around,” she told Congress according to Politico. “She also sought to ease Republican concerns about protecting massive amounts of private taxpayer information. If a user’s information is compromised, the IRS can ‘turn off the switch in minutes’ to halt the flow of data, she said.”
Minutes, huh? With response times like that, I’m sure that the numbers of civilian records at risk on these high-processing data machines only measures in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions per incident.
I guess the same person who leaves us hanging on hold for the “next available” agent at the IRS, also controls the kill switch for Obamcare’s IRS.
But no matter. The IRS will do what they are tasked with.
What they are tasked with is punitive. And they are ready.
So, you can cough now, and then continue breathing regularly.
This will be a little uncomfortable before they shut you up.
Your doctor-- or IRS agent-- will see you shortly.
And when that happens, just remember which party demanded Obamacare and which party warned you.