Obama Care – Doing Nothing Wasnt An Option?

A few days ago an article titled Doing Nothing Wasn’t An Option  appeared in the New York Times written by Robert Reich the former Secretary of Labor for President Bill Clinton.  In his article Mr. Reich states in regards to Obama Care, “It’s not perfect”.   Well you certainly won’t get an argument from me Robert, it sure isn’t; it’s far from perfect, or American, democratic, or capitalistic for that matter.   His argument is that like Social Security and Medicare “What needs to be fixed can be fixed” Seriously?   I am not an economist and I am not an expert on Social Security and Medicare reform, however I know that for years the federal government has been going back and forth on the load social security has on the government and that the fund is going broke.  There are those that say the fund doesn’t pay retirees, working Americans pay retirees and that the fund is not and has never been needed, I don’t know which of these is actually true, what I do know is that whatever the issue is it needs to be fixed.  Oh and one other thing Robert, its really bad policy to fix something after the fact, how about for just once the government create something that is “Fixed” prior to shoving it down the American Publics throat… Just a thought.

Let’s look at public education, another department run by the government; according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) the United States is 17th in education out of the 50 countries that make up the Developed World So just maybe we should have fixed these issues before tackling health care, or maybe the government should just stay out of it altogether; this is all in addition to how Obama Care is going to hurt small business and the economy.  Oh and by the way Obama Care became available for sign up four days ago on October 1st… So far around 18 people have signed up… What does that tell you?  IT SUCKS…