Lest anyone think that Republican lawmakers in Congress don't understand the difficulty of setting up a healthcare program and that computer problems not only will happen, but they have nothing to do with the underlying law itself, please be fair and consider some of these well-meaning thoughts on that reality.
There is a point to all this.
For instance, Joe Barton (R-TX) understands well. He said --
“This is a huge undertaking and there are going to be glitches. My goal is the same as yours: Get rid of the glitches. The committee will work closely to get problems noticed and solved.”
Or these other Republicans.
“Any time something is new, there is going to be some glitches. All of us, when our children were new, well, we knew as parents we didn’t exactly know everything we were doing and we had a foul-up or two, but we persevered and our children turned out well. No matter what one does in life, when it is something new in learning the ropes of it, it is going to take a little adjustment.”
-- Tim Murphy (R-PA)
"I hope it doesn’t take us that long to get this right and I don’t believe that it will. And I do believe that fundamentally it is a good plan.”
-- Michael Burgess (R-TX)
I should mention that none of these Republicans were talking about the Affordable Care Act from President Barack Obama. Of course. No, they were referring to all the technical glitches that first occurred with the Medicare Plan D prescription drug benefit proposed by the George Bush Administration in 2005. (Quotes courtesy of Politics USA.)
Those technical glitches for a big national health program from George Bush were okay. These tech glitches for a big national health program from Barack Obama, not so much.
You figure out why the difference. I'm tapped out.
At least we now know what the Hypocritic Oath is.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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