Morning Action: Harry Reid and His Cronies Still Hurting America
HARRY REID. Harry Reid is refusing to do what’s best for America and stop Obamacare. The House has passed several bills to fully fund the government but give Americans the same breaks from Obamacare given to Mr. Obama’s friends and cronies.
But Harry Reid and the Senate refuse to act, resulting in a government shutdown.
GLITCHES CONTINUE. Both CNN and MSNBC made attempts to show how the Obamacare exchange sign ups work to no avail because of numerous glitches on the exchange websites in several states:
CNN’s Brooke Baldwin and CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen discussed the latter’s difficult experience trying to sign up for insurance on various Obamacare exchanges Tuesday afternoon, The Weekly Standard reports.
Cohen noted glitches prevented the CNN team from signing up for insurance on over half of the state exchanges used in their sample exercise.
BROOKE BALDWIN: So you guys hit a wall. we’re here in Georgia. What about other states? Similar issues?
ELIZABETH COHEN: The CNN medical team branched out. We tried in about 20 different state states. In 12 of them we hit glitches. Sometimes it made it impossible to sign up. There were error messages or that little annoying kind of twirly thing.
BALDWIN: I hate the twirly thing.
WHITE HOUSE. The White House — which is doing everything in its power to preserve President Obama’s failed health care law — has rejected the latest Republican offer fund the government using piecemeal spending bills:
President Obama would veto any piecemeal bill funding only parts of the federal government and not resolving the whole government shutdown, the White House said Tuesday.
The president and the Senate have been clear that they won’t accept this kind of game-playing, and if these bills were to come to the president’s desk he would veto them, White House spokeswoman Amy Brundage said in a statement, responding to the plans under consideration by House Republicans.
THE REAL ISSUE. The leftist media and leftists in the government want to create massive hype about the workers the Senate has caused to be furloughed by not agreeing to any of the continuing resolutions passed by the House to fund the government – though of course, liberals in the Senate are blaming the House. But Heritage makes a great point – where’s their indignation about all the people suffering in the Obama economy and losing their jobs because of Obamacare? Where is the Left’s outrage about that? They note:
IN WASHINGTON: While the country’s national parks are closed and some federal employees are worried about paying their mortgages, most workers will see little to no effect from the shutdown. After each of the 17 government shutdowns in the past 35 years, most federal workers have received back pay. And most shutdowns have lasted less than a week. (In fact, all federal employees were paid on September 30 and would not get paid again for two weeks even without a shutdown.)
MEANWHILE, IN AMERICA: The real moral indignation belongs to the American people outside the Beltway, who have seen the impact of Obamacare on their paychecks, their health care, and their insurance premiums. So while President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) continue their reckless and irresponsible defense of Obamacare, they should recognize a majority of Americans simply don’t agree.
Millions of Americans have struggled to make ends meet since 2008. The government shutdown, even with its consequences, is a distraction. The real issue is the negative impact Obamacare is having across the country.