Roll out the Percentages.
So today we are getting a barrage of percentages in relation to Obamacare.
We are being told, as of this morning, that 24% of the required 40% young adults have signed up for expensive insurance which no Doctors will be around to honor.
Now you KNOW it’s bad.
The current spin is this is Good. We are supposed to think that we are almost at our goal… just 16% more to go!
The example being thrown out is the late sign up’s for Romneycare in Massachusetts. (I’ll save you my repeated point that States, not the Federal Government, are allowed to do horrible things to their populations… read 10th Amendment. The idea being that the people doing it to you were within reach and worst case you can always leave.)
Considering the public has no idea how percentages work, let alone what they represent when confronted with them… and they are absolutely the easiest statistics to manipulate in order to craft whatever message you want,
Let me try to put it in the simplest terms…
Using the Administration’s line of logic, if only TWO PEOPLE in the entire country signed up and one of them was a 70-year-old Herpes riddled Ex-President while the other was a 24-year-old Female White House Intern the Left would be jumping for joy because they would have met their goal of the 40% of participants being young adults! In fact we would probably be hearing how extraordinary it is that 50% of the participants are young adults and how that represents the youth embracing this brilliant new Socialist Scheme. Of course they would brow beat some campaign staffer to sign up too, which then we would hear that Obamacare has seen a 50% increase in enrollment! It’s a Success!
In reality however,
The Liberals are not saying 24% of young adults have signed up…. No, no, no…. They are not even saying 24% of the final needed number of young adults for this debacle to work….. Nope.
What they are saying is that of those who have decided paying tons of money for something doomed to fail because they are not very smart, 24% of THOSE people are young adults.
The percentages are meaningless except for one thing, they communicate a message about Obamacare.
This thing is in Bad Shape.
And the Progressives are Once Again counting on the stupidity of the American People. Sadly we never seem to disappoint them.
I’m not sure about you, but I’m a bit tired of hearing how We should Fix It.
As my Grandfather used to say; “There is a point when you stop feeding a sick horse, you shoot it.” But those were different times. Now days we set the horse up with a house, a car, a phone and Free food while making sure it get’s it’s Disability “Entitlement” along with Free Health Care. (Health Care, by the way, which no Veterinarians will be around to administer.)
Isn’t it time we start hearing about Complete Repeal again?
It’s a simple message which 100% of the population understands with no horsing around.
January 14th, 2014 at 3:31 pm
You are right the “percentages are meaningless” but the semantics are not; I’d like to know how they define ‘signed up’? Are they covered under their parents? Are they receiving full subsidies because of chronic disease? Have they made a payment?….The game is afoot
January 14th, 2014 at 3:37 pm
Dammit Third, Stop Thinking! That’s Their Job! Get your mind right! These people are smarter than you and I, so Shut Up, Shut Up, Shut Up!
And… Semantics?! What would you know about Semantics!? They decide what the words mean when they need to. Words having a set meaning are too limiting! You would understand if you were as smart as They are… it’s Quantum Logic… I would explain it for you but I’m also too stupid to understand it. Something about a dead cat.