Printed on: November 26, 2013

Broken promises


Received Nov. 16

On Nov. 14, President Obama addressed his broken promises regarding Obamacare. During his speech, he said, "What is true is that, as I said before, our IT systems, how we purchase technology in the federal government is cumbersome, complicated and outdated. And so this isn't a situation where -- on my campaign, I could simply say, who are the best folks out there, let's get them around a table, let's figure out what we're doing and we're just going to continue to improve it and refine it and work on our goals. If you're doing it at the federal government level, you know, you're going through, you know, 40 pages of specs and this and that and the other and there's all kinds of law involved. And it makes it more difficult -- it's part of the reason why chronically federal IT programs are over budget, behind schedule."

President Obama just admitted the obvious. The problems with our health care would have been better solved without a federal government takeover. President Obama and his team have been unwilling to listen to health care providers, insurance companies and others who tried to persuade him that there are better ways to fix our health care problems. Just like the bailouts and stimulus money President Obama and his administration gave to hand-picked businesses, Obamacare's roll-out stinks of cronyism and gross incompetence at the U.S. citizen's expense. (Word count: 230)

CLAIRICE MECHLING

Idaho Falls