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(Washington Post)   O-Team tries hiding their latest health policy shift in the Friday afternoon document dump during a four-day weekend, and now won't bother checking health insurance applicants' income etc. until, y'know, whenever, after the elections   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2013-07-07 04:37:07 PM  
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tenpoundsofcheese: mpirooz: Admitting that the program is going to take longer to efficiently be implemented and actually doing something about it versus sweeping it under the rug is a great example of how to be reactive and proactive when implementing large scale laws.

uhhh...they are being reactive
they passed a law without knowing what is in it (thanks for that line Speaker Pelosi).
They didn't give adequate time for analysis.
They whined when people said there needs to be more comment and evaluation.
And now, what a surprise, they had no clue about what they were doing.

Being proactive is creating a solid law, being reactive is the constant string of "oopsies, I didn't know that" that they have been doing.

You must really enjoy the smell of your own ass since your head spends so much time up it.
2013-07-07 06:30:10 PM  
1 vote:
I'm going to say I only make sixty cents an hour so that I can get a Cadillac Fartcare plan for free.

And I'll get away with it forever! Just like my taxes and my meth lab!

/I've said too much.
2013-07-07 05:00:19 PM  
1 vote:

tenpoundsofcheese: Step 1:  Pass a bill
Step 2:  Decide to only selectively enforce parts of it.
Step 3:  Profit

Step 1: Read a headline (1a: Read an article; optional)
Step 2: Decide to only selectively comprehend parts of it.
Step 3: Threadsh*t?
2013-07-07 04:57:56 PM  
1 vote:

tenpoundsofcheese: Step 1:  Pass a bill
Step 2:  Decide to only selectively enforce parts of it.
Step 3:  Profit

Tenpoundsofcheese - now upset that Obamacare is not in effect enough.
2013-07-07 04:41:03 PM  
1 vote:

Somacandra: FTFA: The federal government also needs to know who receives health insurance coverage from an employer. Consumers who receive affordable health insurance from their company under a policy that costs less than 9.5 percent of their income do not qualify for tax credits under the Affordable Care Act.

Given that employers send copies of your W-2s to the IRS anyway, its hard to see how this won't simply be a part of that as well.

Somacandra: FTFA: Instead, the federal government will rely more heavily on consumers' self-reported information until 2015, when it plans to have stronger verification systems in place.

Since this being enforced through a tax penalty from the IRS anyway, why wouldn't they just use the ol' 1040s? But if they add additional layers of verification, perhaps that will catch/discourage additional tax cheats to begin with.

This, and that.

All this sounds like is another "can Benghazi be a scandal yet".  There's no "giving away" of anything.  Eligibility will be determined by your tax returns.  It's not like you can just not file those.
2013-07-07 04:16:07 PM  
1 vote:
So we're back to Obama winning elections because he gives stuff away? Is that what we're going with this week?
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