posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 05:47 AM
All they're doing here is trying to placate as many people as they can before the elections. They know the number of people who actually despise the
whole bill is relatively small (IOW - Most people really don't care that the government has no right to force the uninsured to buy insurance because
they don't care about other people and they were already paying for insurance anyway).
They also know that most of the people who are complaining about Obamacare are nitpickers who will shut up as soon as whatever their little issue
with the law is. IOW, the fact that a lot of people had the policies they liked canceled because of Obamacare was what really pissed them off. Their
objections have pretty much nothing to do with the fact that the whole thing is wrong as long as that individual mandate is there. Again, they don't
care about that because they were already paying for insurance. All they care about is how it affects them and right now, what it's doing is depriving
them of the policy they were happy with. If Obama finds a way to appease them, a huge chunk of protest will disappear instantly and Obama knows it.
The protest over the mandate was never very loud because...
1. The media was deliberately suppressing a lot of it because they knew a lot of the people who would be impacted by the mandate probably had never
even heard of it. They knew if they kept their coverage of it to a minimum and kept it vague, the actual number of people who actually knew what was
going on would be relatively small and their protests would largely be limited to the internet.
2. The actual number of uninsured was also relatively small so even if they knew about the mandate, there wouldn't be nearly as many people who would
be directly impacted by the mandate as there would be people who were already paying for insurance and thought the Obamacare mandate wasn't really
going to change anything for them. Most people weren't even talking about it and didn't want to hear about it if someone who WOULD be impacted brought
it up. They just told them to shut up and go away.
3. Finally, most people can't see 3 feet in front of their face. They're not thinking about the fact that the mandate to buy insurance or get fined
(however small the fine is or regardless of what they call it) is a major legal precedent that will come back to haunt us all in the future.
So. I predict that Obama will find a way to appease most of the people who might vote against the Democrats because of some small issue they have
with Obamacare before the next elections. And he won't have to care about the rest of us.
edit on 6-3-2014 by BrianFlanders because: (no reason