“Unless it’s implemented properly”, Reid said in response to a caller on the Rusty Humphries radio show. And why, according to Dingy Harry, isn’t Obamacare being implemented properly? Because we’re not spending enough money, of course. Via The Hill:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says he shares colleagues’ concerns that the Affordable Care Act could become a “train wreck” if it’s not implemented properly.
Reid warned that people will not be able to choose health insurance plans on government health exchanges if federal authorities lack the resources to set them up and educate the public.
“Max said unless we implement this properly it’s going to be a train wreck, and I agree with him,” Reid said, echoing a warning delivered last month by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.).
Reid warned the federal government is not spending enough money to implement the law because of Republican opposition to ObamaCare.
I expected red state Democrats to begin distancing themselves from Obamacare as it speeds down the tracks toward full implementation in 2014, and that has indeed been the case. But Harry Reid? That the Democrat Senate Majority Leader is willing to publicly make this stunning admission just a couple days after Obama’s assurance that Obamacare was coming along swimmingly is further evidence that the closer this thing comes to fruition, the more Democrats fear the political repercussions of forcing this economy-killing debacle through Congress with nary a single Republican vote. And what of Reid’s claim that it will be fine if only we throw a few more trillion dollars at it? I find that exceedingly odd given that Obama, Reid, Pelosi and their cronies on the left pitched Obamacare as a magic bullet which would both lower health care costs and reduce the deficit. Why, then, do we need to spendyet more money on it?
In his interview today, Reid also admitted that he’s in negotiations with John Boehner to let the political class wriggle off the Obamacare hook, something we noted last week:
Reid pledged to live under the rules of the Affordable Care Act that apply to ordinary citizens.
Reid acknowledged, however, that he is negotiating with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to alter the law’s treatment of congressional staff.
“Right now there’s a conflict, and we’re trying to work that out,” he said.
No contradiction there, heh. Click below to listen.