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Obamacare Red Tape Tower will make you cower

Obamacare Red Tape Tower will make you cower

The Red Tape Tower is making the rounds, via NRO:

A tower of 20,000 pages of Obamacare regulations, wrapped in a neat red ribbon and first unveiled publicly by Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell at last weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference, made its way to the Senate floor today as the upper chamber debated the continuing resolution to fund the government. It took several GOP aides to haul the paper tower through the Capitol to make its appearance; the National Journal’s Shane Goldmacher captured the scene:

And now the Red-Tape Tower has its own Twitter account (h/t reader). You can follow on Twitter, but first you have to fill out a 23-page form in triplicate, notarized, with a biometric scan of your retina and a TSA full grope:

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The Tower Of Power, indeed.

Overweening, privacy-killing, economy-destroying Federal power.

Midwest Rhino | March 23, 2013 at 12:18 pm

No wonder my premium has doubled since Obamacare.

I’m still not sure if my high deductible plan is grandfathered in past 2013. Obamacare doesn’t allow them for those over 30 … so clearly it is NOT about making care affordable, it is about sucking more money from the “middle class”.

Why do the DC skimmers steal from the middle class? Cuz that’s where the money is. The health care lobbyists all had their way with the Obamacare authors, as they met in secret places, and talked on alternative email addresses.

    Sanddog in reply to Midwest Rhino. | March 23, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I was reading an article last night that tried to justify the coming premium hikes. Now that insurance companies are limited in charging excessive premiums for people with preexisting conditions and adults over the age of 50, young adults are going to see a very large rate hike. Since the youth vote helped propel Obama into office in 2008, all I can say is…. I hope it hurts. A lot.

Although it’s over 7 feet tall I don’t think it’s the worst example of this government’s wasteful ways. Take a look at my favorite, the Compendium of Unimplemented Recommendations, where all the studies we argued for, debated, paid good money to research gets shoved into a journal to be forgotten forever. https://oig.hhs.gov/reports-and-publications/compendium/files/compendium2012.pdf

Our tax dollars (sort of) at work! Bah!

Majority of America voted for that. I didn’t.

Low-Information Voters will only learn the hard way… after it’s too late just like it says in the Liberal Pathway To Destruction hand book.

Henry Hawkins | March 23, 2013 at 12:22 pm

I’ll bet they cheated and printed it on thick paper. I’ll bet it’s really only six feet tall.

The typical Obama voter couldn’t understand one page and/or even read English.

How many new felonies are in a stack that high?

TrooperJohnSmith | March 23, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Just wait until the administrative law judges start ruling on it. You will need an 18-wheeler, maybe two for all that paper.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | March 23, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Greta had Elise Viebeck, who writes about healthcare stuff at The Hill, on her show a few days ago to comment on that stack.

You should have heard her spin it. First, she said a pile of regs that high is not unusual (as if because that’s the norm it’s ok). Then she tried to say a lot of people liked it, to which Greta immediately asked, “WHO?!?!?!”. Viebeck first said “the Democrats who voted for it”, then she quickly followed up by saying other people who support it are those who see “the market’s” inability to provide healthcare to everybody. As if creating this obsense monstrsity that will destroy indivudal liberty, ultimately cause the private insurance market to fail, lead to poor healthcare delivery and probably collapse the healthcare system is the only option to provide healthcare for a few million people who are not insured.

It was stunning to watch an allegedly objective journalist unabashedly turn herself into a Democrat Party hack.

More paper and taxes, but has Obama increased supply to meet demand? Even on the face of it, his good intentions are a deception.

As a retired process engineer who saved many millions of dollars for various employers, I can state with conviction that my techniques are exactly the opposite of those being used by the current regime.

The terms of simplification, consolidation and of course cause and effect are heresy these days.

Yes folks, one third of the bureaucracy could disappear tomorrow and no one would notice a thing except for those who are sucklings of the system.

Efficiency indeed…

[…] be because no one knows exactly what’s in Obamacare. The stack of regulations governing it stands over 7 feet tall. There isn’t a human being alive who knows, or even has a solid guess, what deviltry […]

[…] be because no one knows exactly what’s in Obamacare. The stack of regulations governing it stands over 7 feet tall. There isn’t a human being alive who knows, or even has a solid guess, what deviltry we’ll see […]

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