Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Fox News)   Republican senator John Barrasso declares that the Obama administration has "cooked the books" on Obamacare numbers. What's that? You want to know his proof? Ha, you're cute   (foxnews.com ) divider line
    More: Stupid, John Barrasso, obamacare, Republican senators, Obama, Republicans, senator  
•       •       •

3112 clicks; posted to Politics » on 30 Mar 2014 at 6:50 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



190 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2014-03-30 03:52:19 PM  
Whiners.
 
2014-03-30 03:57:11 PM  
Good 'ol Senator Barrasshole. I can always count on him to say something stupid.
 
2014-03-30 04:09:24 PM  
Aw thank you! It's a new shirt.
 
2014-03-30 04:44:05 PM  
He's got untraceable anecdata, emails with no fewer than NINE "FW"s *and* his feelings plus his belief in his heart plus reasons.
 
2014-03-30 05:01:00 PM  
Seriously? If he was cooking the books, 6 million enrollments is a pretty low low amount to cook the books up to. Why not say 9 million signed up? Why not 30 million?
 
2014-03-30 05:04:25 PM  

Serious Black: Seriously? If he was cooking the books, 6 million enrollments is a pretty low low amount to cook the books up to. Why not say 9 million signed up? Why not 30 million?


You would think they would cook them so that they *at least* met the projected 7 million.
 
2014-03-30 05:25:18 PM  
Funny how they were happy to believe the numbers when they were low.
 
2014-03-30 05:42:31 PM  
If you can't prove it, then shut up.
 
2014-03-30 06:03:04 PM  
 
2014-03-30 06:10:08 PM  

WI241TH: Meanwhile, in reality


Wow. He was projecting 6.2 million from the exchanges earlier in the month. Sign-ups must have taken off.
 
2014-03-30 06:16:05 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: He's got untraceable anecdata, emails with no fewer than NINE "FW"s *and* his feelings plus his belief in his heart plus reasons.


And don't forget  HEY LOOK OVER THERE AT BENGHAZI!
 
2014-03-30 06:38:32 PM  
"Back your statements with evidence!"  The mating call of the liberal.  Notice they only want to back their statements with the things others have said and done.  They cannot stand on their own feet and argue for themselves.  This is why liberals refuse to fight in wars.  They know that if they are asked to back their statements with bullets and physical force, then they will fall faster than their arguments.  Lol.  Thank you again, to John Barrasso, for exposing the hypocrisy of the liberal mind.
 
2014-03-30 06:55:33 PM  
Said Barrasso: "I've looked at this 10 different ways. This health care law is unfixable."

I can think of about 6.2 million people who are pretty happy to hear that.
 
2014-03-30 06:57:10 PM  

Mike_LowELL: "Back your statements with evidence!"  The mating call of the liberal.  Notice they only want to back their statements with the things others have said and done.  They cannot stand on their own feet and argue for themselves.  This is why liberals refuse to fight in wars.  They know that if they are asked to back their statements with bullets and physical force, then they will fall faster than their arguments.  Lol.  Thank you again, to John Barrasso, for exposing the hypocrisy of the liberal mind.


You had a perfectly good chance to work Benghazi and you failed to do so.  You are falling down on the job here.
 
2014-03-30 07:00:58 PM  
Never understood the term "cook the books". Books don't sound very appetizing regardless of whether you cook them or not.
 
2014-03-30 07:01:59 PM  

Gergesa: Mike_LowELL: "Back your statements with evidence!"  The mating call of the liberal.  Notice they only want to back their statements with the things others have said and done.  They cannot stand on their own feet and argue for themselves.  This is why liberals refuse to fight in wars.  They know that if they are asked to back their statements with bullets and physical force, then they will fall faster than their arguments.  Lol.  Thank you again, to John Barrasso, for exposing the hypocrisy of the liberal mind.

You had a perfectly good chance to work Benghazi and you failed to do so.  You are falling down on the job here.


He's lolling you in to a false sense of security. He's quite devious.
 
2014-03-30 07:02:14 PM  

fusillade762: Funny how they were happy to believe the numbers when they were low.


Bad numbers are good. Good numbers are bad. We have always been at war with Eastasia.
 
2014-03-30 07:04:40 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Never understood the term "cook the books". Books don't sound very appetizing regardless of whether you cook them or not.


To Serve Man.
 
2014-03-30 07:05:53 PM  
Can't spell Barrasso without "ass."
 
2014-03-30 07:06:14 PM  

fusillade762: Funny how they were happy to believe the numbers when they were low.


Even then they spouted "but...but...U6". Although they never talked about U6 unemployment being at 10% when Bush was in office.
 
2014-03-30 07:07:17 PM  
Sen. John Barrasso [...] was skeptical of the administration's most recent enrollment figure of more than 6 million Americans.

Though the enrollment number now appears just a million shy of the administration's goal of 7 million by the March 31 deadline, Barrasso said Americans who have switched to ObamaCare from insurance deemed sub-standard under the Affordable Care Act still don't know whether they can keep their same doctors. And they don't know whether their premiums will indeed be more affordable.
Among the other questions are whether enough younger people have enrolled in ObamaCare to cover the health care costs of older Americans in the program and how many of those enrolled previously were uninsured.

Said Barrasso: "I've looked at this 10 different ways. This health care law is unfixable."


Math You Do As A Republican To Make Yourself Feel Better.
 
2014-03-30 07:07:26 PM  
Reminds me of every months unemployment numbers. Once released the cry goes out that not only see they fake, but a demand to use a different metric never before used just because it would be a higher number.

Republicans: loving this country so hard they burn with a passion to paint the worst picture of it.
 
2014-03-30 07:07:31 PM  
its an acknowledgement that the numbers are impressive. they wouldn't say this if they weren't nervous.
 
2014-03-30 07:08:44 PM  
Propaganda at its finest!
 
2014-03-30 07:14:32 PM  
So we don't have to hear about the 30 million uninsured anymore?
 
2014-03-30 07:15:19 PM  
Well, the Admin has been so transparent and reliable with the Obamacare numbers up to this point.  We should have nothing but blind faith in them now.

/sarcasm.

it was just a couple weeks ago they said they wouldn't extend the deadline.  then they said they would extend the deadline.  they count people who haven't paid as enrolled.  its all BS.  of course the books are cooked.  of course they won't give us the data they control.  stop being so naive.
 
2014-03-30 07:15:25 PM  
Republicans seem to be quite the authorities on how to fix the health insurance problem in this country, given they were doing absolutely f*cking nothing about it before all this came along, and have offered zero alternatives to Fartblamalamadingdongcare.
 
2014-03-30 07:15:55 PM  

Wyalt Derp: Sen. John Barrasso [...] was skeptical of the administration's most recent enrollment figure of more than 6 million Americans.

Though the enrollment number now appears just a million shy of the administration's goal of 7 million by the March 31 deadline, Barrasso said Americans who have switched to ObamaCare from insurance deemed sub-standard under the Affordable Care Act still don't know whether they can keep their same doctors. And they don't know whether their premiums will indeed be more affordable.
Among the other questions are whether enough younger people have enrolled in ObamaCare to cover the health care costs of older Americans in the program and how many of those enrolled previously were uninsured.

Said Barrasso: "I've looked at this 10 different ways. This health care law is unfixable."

Math You Do As A Republican To Make Yourself Feel Better.


He can count to ten, that's a good start at least.
 
2014-03-30 07:19:06 PM  

SilentStrider: If you can't prove it, then shut up.


I cant prove that Barrasoo is a pedophile, but I think that the books have cooked!
We should definitely not take anything that he says as truth.

We should definitely investigate this.
 
2014-03-30 07:20:13 PM  

Gergesa: You had a perfectly good chance to work Benghazi and you failed to do so. You are falling down on the job here.


The mere preponderance of Benghazi means I mentioned it, even if I did not.  Benghazi has been discussed in every post in this thread, even if you are the "first to mention it".  Benghazi is everywhere.
 
2014-03-30 07:21:36 PM  

SlothB77: Well, the Admin has been so transparent and reliable with the Obamacare numbers up to this point.  We should have nothing but blind faith in them now.

/sarcasm.

it was just a couple weeks ago they said they wouldn't extend the deadline.  then they said they would extend the deadline.  they count people who haven't paid as enrolled.  its all BS.  of course the books are cooked.  of course they won't give us the data they control.  stop being so naive.


What does that have to do with numbers?
 
2014-03-30 07:28:51 PM  
Crook, cooked, books... See? They almost rhyme. God wouldn't make words rhyme if they weren't true.
 
2014-03-30 07:31:01 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: SlothB77: Well, the Admin has been so transparent and reliable with the Obamacare numbers up to this point.  We should have nothing but blind faith in them now.

/sarcasm.

it was just a couple weeks ago they said they wouldn't extend the deadline.  then they said they would extend the deadline.  they count people who haven't paid as enrolled.  its all BS.  of course the books are cooked.  of course they won't give us the data they control.  stop being so naive.

What does that have to do with numbers?


I'm thinking Benghazi but I'll settle for birth certificate.
 
2014-03-30 07:31:06 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: He's got untraceable anecdata, emails with no fewer than NINE "FW"s *and* his feelings plus his belief in his heart plus reasons.


False data cannot not survive 9 E-mail forwards so it must be true.
 
2014-03-30 07:31:47 PM  
http://acasignups.net


^

If anyone wants to see the total numbers
 
2014-03-30 07:32:16 PM  

SlothB77: Well, the Admin has been so transparent and reliable with the Obamacare numbers up to this point.  We should have nothing but blind faith in them now.

/sarcasm.

it was just a couple weeks ago they said they wouldn't extend the deadline.  then they said they would extend the deadline.  they count people who haven't paid as enrolled.  its all BS.  of course the books are cooked.  of course they won't give us the data they control.  stop being so naive.


proof   (/proof/ )
noun
n.

evidence or argument establishing or helping to establish a fact or the truth of a statement.

wind·bag  (wĭnd′băg′)
n.
Slang
 A talkative person who communicates nothing of substance or interest.

One of these applies to your post, and one doesn't.
 
2014-03-30 07:32:51 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Benghazi is everywhere.


Benghazi is inside all of us. It's like the original sin, and Obama is Eve in this metaphor.
 
2014-03-30 07:33:05 PM  
Private QHPs (5.90M - 7.19M)  •  Medicaid/CHIP (4.69M - 6.49M)  •  Sub26ers (2.50M - 3.10M)
Grand Total as of March 27, 2014: (13.0 M - 16.8 M)
Enrollment Period Elapsed: 98.9%
Original 7M CBO Exchange QHP Projection Reached: 93.7%
Exchange QHP Projection, 10/1/13 - 3/31/14: 6.72M
(OFF-Exchange QHPs are at least 558K, more likely 4M or more nationally)
 
2014-03-30 07:42:01 PM  
Did he have to unskew the numbers to get that?
 
2014-03-30 07:43:00 PM  

Flappyhead: Said Barrasso: "I've looked at this 10 different ways. This health care law is unfixable."

I can think of about 6.2 million people who are pretty happy to hear that.


If he takes off his shoes he can count up to 20.
 
2014-03-30 07:51:37 PM  

Wyalt Derp: Said Barrasso: "I've looked at this 10 different ways. This health care law is unfixable."


You know he has a good argument because he's approached this from TEN different ways:

1 Obama is black
2 Obama is Kenyan
3 Obama is a foreigner
4 Obama is a Muslim
5 Obama is a communist
6 Obama is a liberal
7 Obama is a Democrat
8 Obama is an atheist
9 Obama is near
10 Obama is uppity

Any way you slice it, Obamacare is clearly unfixable! Study it out folks.
 
2014-03-30 07:53:21 PM  
You'd have to find an instance where Soebarkah hasn't cooked the books, or hasn't lied in general, before the charge becomes an accusation in need of evidence to back it up rather than it just stating his standard operating procedure.
 
2014-03-30 07:57:33 PM  
The proof will come out at the same time the GOP health care plan is presented
 
2014-03-30 07:58:27 PM  

SlothB77: Well, the Admin has been so transparent and reliable with the Obamacare numbers up to this point.  We should have nothing but blind faith in them now.

/sarcasm.

it was just a couple weeks ago they said they wouldn't extend the deadline.  then they said they would extend the deadline.  they count people who haven't paid as enrolled.  its all BS.  of course the books are cooked.  of course they won't give us the data they control.  stop being so naive.


don't worry sweetie, it'll all work out.
 
2014-03-30 07:58:28 PM  
Just once I'd like to see a reporter or news show host ask one of these assholes for proof.
 
2014-03-30 07:58:51 PM  

JolobinSmokin: Private QHPs (5.90M - 7.19M)  •  Medicaid/CHIP (4.69M - 6.49M)  •  Sub26ers (2.50M - 3.10M)
Grand Total as of March 27, 2014: (13.0 M - 16.8 M)
Enrollment Period Elapsed: 98.9%
Original 7M CBO Exchange QHP Projection Reached: 93.7%
Exchange QHP Projection, 10/1/13 - 3/31/14: 6.72M
(OFF-Exchange QHPs are at least 558K, more likely 4M or more nationally)


And if there are (according to earlier in this thread) 30 million uninsured (which probably doesn't include medicaid, since they had insurance before hand, all they did was swap to a different plan....so you'd probably need to take their numbers to not count them twice).

 ...leaves us with still (roughly) 10.5M on the high end who have gotten health insurance over the what was supposed to be the *entire* enrollment period? 

 Those numbers are still bad.

 And those are the generous ones.

/goes back to eating popcorn.
 
2014-03-30 08:01:00 PM  
"There are known knowns, there are things we know we know, and we also know there are known unknowns, that is so say, we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't know."  Donald Rumsfeld
 
2014-03-30 08:01:21 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Never understood the term "cook the books". Books don't sound very appetizing regardless of whether you cook them or not.


http://youtu.be/EtXGKqWz8nU?t=4m36s


/Ben Franklin:  The only president of the United States that was never the president of the United States
//while still an apprentice book baker....
 
2014-03-30 08:01:46 PM  

imapirate: Republicans seem to be quite the authorities on how to fix the health insurance problem in this country, given they were doing absolutely f*cking nothing about it before all this came along, and have offered zero alternatives to Fartblamalamadingdongcare.


Yes they have. It's their go-to solution for everything. Hint: rhymes with "Fax Nuts".
 
2014-03-30 08:03:21 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: He's got untraceable anecdata, emails with no fewer than NINE "FW"s *and* his feelings plus his belief in his heart plus reasons.


What about his faith in the heart of the cards?
 
Displayed 50 of 190 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter








In Other Media
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report