So, one of the schmucks who designed Obamacare warns it’s “too complex.”

Posted by: Phineas on April 9, 2013 at 3:56 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Now that he’s retiring and doesn’t have to face the wrath of voters, Senator Rockefeller (D-WV) feels free to speak his mind:

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller, one of the towering architects of Obamacare, on Tuesday openly criticized program managers for not moving quickly enough to build the system, warning that if it gets off to a bumpy start it will just get worse.

Decrying the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as way too complex, he warned the acting Medicare director that Obamacare is “so complicated and if it isn’t done right the first time, it will just simply get worse.”

The retiring senator also told Marilyn Tavenner at her Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing to be administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that Obamacare rivals tax reform in its capacity to confuse Americans.

Gee, ya think???

"Need a navigator, bub?"

“This? Confusing?? Surely you jest.”

Though I don’t see what Senator “I designed this monstrosity” is complaining about; people can always get a navigator and a translator.

And don’t you find Rockefeller’s naive faith that there was any chance in Hades that Obamacare’s implementation could ever be “done right” touching and quaint? He helped create it; surely someone can figure out how to make it work!

Why, I bet he believes in the tooth fairy, too.

Memo to those who voted for Obama in 2008 and, especially, 2012: We tried to warn you!

Next time, listen.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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8 Responses to “So, one of the schmucks who designed Obamacare warns it’s “too complex.””


  1. Lorica says:

    Anytime I see the words “as the Secretary determines” or some such, it automatically invalidates it as a law. Laws are specific, and should not be up to personal interpretation. What Secretary are they talking about, the current one or the one 3 regimes from now?? It is an idiotic way to push off responsiblity to someone else. – Lorica

  2. “The portrait of a blinking idiot.”–Shakespeare, from “The Merchant of Venice”

  3. Carlos says:

    And the choice will be, of course, to go to a single-payer system instead of scrapping the socialist attempt we already have.

    Yeah, that works, because the people who designed this abortion are smarter than We, the People, and We, the People just cain’t do nothin’ without major direction and help from nanny now, could we? So the only solution is to make it worse and then figure out what solutions will make THOSE “solutions” even worse!

    That’s the way of government in our country now. And the worst part of all this isn’t that it’s getting crammed down our throats under protest, but that the Republican “leadership” (including significant ones in the TEA Party movement) will ho-hum and tut-tut and roll over and play dead for the Marxists.

  4. Yeah. RETIRING Sen. Jay ROCKEFELLER, who is lucky enough to be in the top .01%, will likely be ensconced in the safety of his Uruguayan ranch when the SHTF following collapse of the dollar. Ain’t it nice to be a ROCKEFELLER and a Prog? You get to screw up other peoples lives with impunity :d

  5. JoyO says:

    Personally, I hope Obamacare fails. America’s Founding Fathers created a Constitution designed to limit the power of our government. Obamacare gives our government entirely too much control over our lives. Just look at the way the EPA is taking over our private properties via the Clean Air and Water Act. The same goes for the DOI with the Endangered Spieces Act. Obamacare’s mandate on birth control and abortion is a clear violation of our First Amendment. And, now the Progressives want to implement gun controls (and ultimately confiscate our guns) in violation of our Second Amendment. And, the latest story where they claim our children don’t belong to us but to the collective. Sometimes I get so frustrated that So many Americans cannot see what is being done to our country. Our poor children have to live with the results of the actions of these Progressives, Socialists, and Communists.

  6. Lorica says:

    I honestly believe it is so hard to navigate thru it, in an intention to make it fail. When it does, the whole of the left will then start to scream about single payer system. Isn’t that where they want to go anyway?? – Lorica

  7. Phineas says:


    Bingo, for the hard core progressives, at least. For tools like Rockefeller, I’m more inclined to think he really thought this mess would work, probably because he’s not the sharpest tack in the box.

  8. Aarradin says:

    Remember Obama promising that there wouldn’t be any bureaucrats getting between you and your doctor? Yeah. Fun times.

    Look at that chart and find yourself (‘Patient’). I know, might take 10 or 15 minutes, but you’re in there, look again. Ok, now, find your physician.

    Here’s the fun part: how many bureaucracies lie on the most direct path between you and your doctor?