I am a bad person, for my sympathy well has run dry.

Posted by: Phineas on October 16, 2013 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

"California Kos blogger, post-Obamacare"

“California Kos blogger, post-Obamacare”

It’s true. I cannot muster the merest hint of a tear, nor think of consoling words, for this Daily Kos blogger who just got his new Obamacare rates:

My wife and I just got our updates from Kaiser telling us what our 2014 rates will be. Her monthly has been $168 this year, mine $150. We have a high deductible. We are generally healthy people who don’t go to the doctor often. I barely ever go. The insurance is in case of a major catastrophe.

Well, now, because of Obamacare, my wife’s rate is gong to $302 per month and mine is jumping to $284.

I am canceling insurance for us and I am not paying any [effing] penalty. What the hell kind of reform is this?

Oh, ok, if we qualify, we can get some government assistance. Great. So now I have to jump through another hoop to just chisel some of this off. And we don’t qualify, anyway, so what’s the point?

I never felt too good about how this was passed and what it entailed, but I figured if it saved Americans money, I could go along with it.

I don’t know what to think now. This appears, in my experience, to not be a reform for the people.

What am I missing?

Good question, “Tirge Caps.” Shall we start an understanding of basic economics? Or your divorce from reality, assuming that government could pull off something this massive and not have it fall apart like an old Yugo? Or a healthy dose of skepticism, given your apparent childlike, albeit charming, faith in Obama and Pelosi’s promises?

But you needn’t have suffered for your many deficiencies, Tirge, my friend and fellow Californian. If only you’d listened to and learned from those of us who’ve been screaming bloody murder over this anti-constitutional monstrosity for nearly four years, you might have avoided this unpleasant experience. Alas.

On the other hand, I’m not sure what you’re complaining about. Since, from your tone of anguished betrayal, you most likely voted for Obama and, I again assume, a California Democrat for the House, that letter you received is exactly what you voted for, moron.


PS: Yes, this is uncharitable and mean-spirited of me. With the harm Obamacare is causing the nation… tough.

via Matt Vespa and Salena Zito

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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6 Responses to “I am a bad person, for my sympathy well has run dry.”


  1. Tex says:

    Oh booh hooh! His premium rates are barely doubling. Mine are tripling under Obamacare. Well, at least there is some poetic justice in that those chowder head Liberals who voted for Obama and his Democratic “Socialist” Party twice will get to go down in flames with the rest of us who had this Obamacare crap shoved down our throats over the objections of the majority of Americans.

  2. Marilyn says:

    I taught my kids that it was rude and unsportsmanlike to ever say this…I did not allow this kind of taunting in my house…however…it is now apparent that there are appropriate venues to blurt these words and I do so now with gusto…this is for you, Tirge Caps, and all who voted for those who gave us the greatest monstrosity ever to come out of the US Congress…


    There. Now I feel a whole lot better.

  3. Steve Skubinna says:

    The laws of economics are just as immutable as the laws of physics – they work whether you believe in them, even if you don’t know what they are.

  4. ALman says:

    They were told. They were warned. Persons from within this country and from without, especially those who had already been down this road. Recall the legal immigrant to this country who became a billionaire. He stated that under socialism it was true that the rich get poorer. Yet, he added, the poor get poorer, too.

    From 2008 until present day, the chorus has been growing both in size and volume. Yet, we still have the deniers.

    They can now suffer the consequences. Just wait and see when taxes go up as well as interest rates. Only trouble is that those who didn’t buy the 2+2=5 routine with that “Aw, shucks” smile have to suffer along with the fools.

    Remember this Veterans Day, Nov 11, to ignore whatever he says and does. He’s already demonstrated, as has the “brown shirts” who are carrying out his orders, what he thinks of vets and patriots!

  5. Drew the Infidel says:

    You can ignore reality but not the consequences of having done so.

  6. Carlos says:

    PS: Yes, this is uncharitable and mean-spirited of me. With the harm Obamacare is causing the nation… tough.

    Actually, Phineas, I thought you were quite charitable to the moron. Not one expletive deleted or names not fit for mixed company used.

    Quite charitable indeed. He deserves much more, like being deleted from the gene pool (as are most Californicators so deserving simply because they are uselessly using so much oxygen.)

    Am I calling for the guy’s death? No, but the world would surely improve in his absence. Deserving and getting are two different things. Ask any born-again Christian.