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Comparing WW II to ObamaCare


I caught this over at Atlas Shrugs, and thought I’d share it here.  The period of time between Pearl Harbor and the end of WW II is rather close to the period of time between the passage of ObamaCare (so we could see what was inside it), and the roll-out of the totally useless (unless you are an identity thief) ObamaCare website.  Let take a look at the accomplishments of the Greatest Generation, shall we?

Atlas reader Walt puts it in perspective:

During the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. Produced 22 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks. We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany.

Mind you, all of these accomplishments were made without the aid of computers.  Many weapons, such the B-24 Liberator bomber, among others, were designed, tested, and mass manufactured by the thousands, or even tens of thousands, in that shot span of time.  Now, contrast that to the totally failed nature of the ObamaCare website.

  • dlg1956

    America had a goal of the destruction of fascism by being a force for good, now America is establishing the same fascism with the evil of Obamacare.

    • MattRoss

      Sadly, we won the war, and lost the peace. Thanks for the comment sir.

  • MattRoss

    Really? That’s some interesting logic. You mean the ObamaCare legislation that passed without a Republican vote, “so we could see what was in it?” You mean, the ObamaCare debate where the Republicans were locked out? So, yes. It was very partisan, and I guess the few Republicans that stood up to it were vilified when they discussed the fact that people were losing jobs, having hours cut, losing their plans that they were promised they could keep, losing their doctors, and having increased premiums. Yeah, it was partisan, for good reason.

    And, for you claim that is was a “harder go” due to partisan action; please cite a single shred of evidence that anyone outside of the administration interfered in the implementation of the website. You argument hinges on that point.

    • Captain Z

      About the website and only the website? I was talking about the whole efort to reform health care. I’m not talking just about the specific legislation, I’m talking about the Republican/conservative/Tea Party efort to block anything the president has tried to do. Ever since McConnell said “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president,” Ever since Limaugh said “I hope he fails,” it’s been obvious that this is more about politics and maintaining the status quo that helping people or preserving the Constitution etc, etc, blah, blah, blah.
      The website was just one thing thing, one part of the whole plan, a plan that was opposed every step of the way by Republicans/conservatives/Tea Party. There were many things that went wrong in the planning and execution of America’s effort in WWII, but fortunately, everybody pulled together and enough went right that the things that went wrong were able to be overcome. Had the whole country pulled behind the effort to reform healthcare, rather than half the political body fighting everything the president tried to do, maybe the plan that was developed would have come out differently. Perhaps they could have started working on the website sooner. Perhaps if more states set up their own exchanges it would not have been flooded with so many users and crashed so often. Heck, if every state had their own exchange, maybe there would be no need for a website at all!
      I seem to recall something about a number of times that the Republicans tried to repeal the ACA, and a couple of court cases against it. A bunch of states have chosen not to expand Medicaid, lots of them don’t have their own exchanges, and then there was a little something about the defunding the whole thing. If you want to see something fail, you can hardly do more than the Republicans did to make it difficult to succeed, and anything that failed without their help is a bonus.

      • MattRoss

        Well of course people are trying to stop it. It’s hurting people. People had hours cut. Others have lost their jobs. Still others (millions so far) have had their plans canceled. Businesses have been categorized as either 29er’s (whose workers will never work more than 29 hours a week), and 49er’s ( companies that will never hire the 50th employee)- all because of ObamaCare. And, others have lost their doctors, not to mention paying higher premiums for less services. But, at least as a middle aged man, if I get pregnant, I will be forced have mandated maternity coverage.

        The site crashed because it was poorly coded. Even Consumer Reports warmed people away from it. It had no security, and it still may not. But don’t worry, if your identity is stolen, the government is not obligated to tell you about it.

        Who wouldn’t stop this from inflicting pain on millions of Americans (so far). Why would we not oppose this President, who spent almost a trillion dollars on rewarding his campaign contributors? Who spent billions of green energy companies that went belly up, that got four Americans, including out ambassador, killed at Benghazi, and then blamed it on a video. Why would we not stop the man who told small business people, “you didn’t build that, someone else did that for you?” I could go on all day. I’ve been covering it for nearly five years now.

        We insist on being free. We will not allow some closeted leftist ruin this country.

        Our resistance is a feature, not a flaw, and it will continue, in spite of the stupid party.

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