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Obamacare architect Rockefeller: It's 'beyond comprehension'
Washington Examiner ^ | April 9, 2013

Posted on 04/09/2013 2:02:19 PM PDT by grundle

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.

"I believe that the Affordable Care Act is probably the most complex piece of legislation ever passed by the United States Congress. Tax reform obviously has been huge too, but up to this point it is just beyond comprehension," said Rockefeller.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0carearchitect; complicated; healthcare; jayrockefeller; obamacare; rockefeller; romneycare; tomneycare; westvirginia; wv

1 posted on 04/09/2013 2:02:19 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

The retiring senator ........ getting out of town while getting’s good.......


2 posted on 04/09/2013 2:06:14 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: grundle

“..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.”.

Well, there is little hope that it can be done right the first time.....no one in the gov’t knows whats in it....


3 posted on 04/09/2013 2:06:32 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: grundle

I would assume that Jay Rockefeller is the one person who didn’t have to pass this pile of crap to know whats in it...


4 posted on 04/09/2013 2:06:32 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: grundle

Liberals always think that they are the first in history to do something. ObamaCare will fail, but NOT because they didn’t plan well enough.

Ignorant clowns.


5 posted on 04/09/2013 2:07:31 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: grundle

Ain’t central planning grand?


6 posted on 04/09/2013 2:07:59 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!n)
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To: John Semmens

John, you really have to back off on the satire!


7 posted on 04/09/2013 2:08:34 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: grundle
This is FR Mandatory: We are all shocked to learn that ObamaCare is way to complex. Just shocking news. As they say, who'da thunk it?


8 posted on 04/09/2013 2:09:10 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: grundle
NOW he tells us.
9 posted on 04/09/2013 2:09:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Jim Robinson
Ain't central planning grand?

Perfect record throughout history!!

10 posted on 04/09/2013 2:12:23 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: grundle

I honestly thought it was The Onion.


11 posted on 04/09/2013 2:13:19 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: grundle

“But I had the best intentions in the world.”

FU senator rockefella.

You won’t get off this easy!


12 posted on 04/09/2013 2:18:14 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: grundle

Putting “The Disclaimer” out there REAL early, because they KNOW Obama”care” is CRAP.


13 posted on 04/09/2013 2:24:35 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: grundle

“...if it is not done right the first time...” I hate to think about how it will be done the second, third, and fourth time.
That sounds like the botched execution of a condemned man.


14 posted on 04/09/2013 2:25:45 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: grundle

Woody Guthrie once said, “Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.”


15 posted on 04/09/2013 2:26:44 PM PDT by brewcrew
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To: grundle

Obamacare is a Rube Goldberg application that is so convoluted it is beyond what any one person could comprehend.


16 posted on 04/09/2013 2:30:06 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: illiac
there is little hope that it can be done right the first time

*****

"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. The inverse proposition also appears to be true: A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be made to work. " --- Gall's Law

Noted author John Gall, who has extensively studied large systems, is warning us that attempts to develop complex systems simply don't work. This will be the fate of Obamacare.

17 posted on 04/09/2013 2:31:49 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: grundle

Obamacare could well be the gift that keeps on giving for the 2014 mid terms.

Baraq had all the impacts postponed until after HIS 2012 election but it’s starting to impact people bigtime now.


18 posted on 04/09/2013 2:32:33 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: grundle
if it isn't done right the first time, it will just simply get worse."

It won't get done right the first time. It will simply get worse. And... healthcare will suck. And the media will sing Obama's praises forever, amen.

19 posted on 04/09/2013 2:34:01 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: grundle

Is Sen Rocky a genius or what? He must really have been living under a rock. Oh, and has he seen the Federal Tax Code?


20 posted on 04/09/2013 2:38:20 PM PDT by Thom Pain (U.S. Constitution is a CONTRACT!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
"It won't can't get done right the first time ever."
21 posted on 04/09/2013 2:42:26 PM PDT by Thom Pain (U.S. Constitution is a CONTRACT!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

“....And the media will sing Obama’s praises forever, amen....”

King Hussein, their first black present, could fall off a skateboard and bust his ass and they would be reporting that he’s the world champion skateboarder. They will not let their messiah fail...no matter what it is. He will go down in their history as the best present that ever lived. You may even live long enough to see the dumbo ears on Mt. Rushmore..LMAO.


22 posted on 04/09/2013 2:42:46 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: grundle
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."

There's NO WAY of doing this right to begin with. Even if they do it right the first time (whatever the hell is right by this legislation), it will STILL get worse over time.

23 posted on 04/09/2013 3:10:30 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: grundle

bump


24 posted on 04/09/2013 3:11:21 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: grundle

The OBayMe Holocaust isn’t moving fast enough?


25 posted on 04/09/2013 3:47:58 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: grundle

Hey, Jay: Where were you three years ago, asshole?


26 posted on 04/09/2013 4:37:54 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: clintonh8r

Jay...you are an idiot...you duplicitous cretin.


27 posted on 04/09/2013 9:42:13 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: grundle

Great highlight of intellectual governing methodology. Based on past experience the conservative intuitively recognizes that obamcare won’t work. The progressive wants to come to the same conclusion through trial and error.


28 posted on 04/10/2013 1:29:09 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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