Publicado: 11-29-2012 06:58 PM
Publicado: 11-29-2012 07:35 PM
LA COMISION LEVESON PRESENTA HOY SU INFORME SOBRE LA PRENSA
EL PRESIDENTE QUIERE EVITAR LA CAIDA A UN “ABISMO FISCAL”
LA CENSURA DE UNOVISION, HARA POSIBLE QUE EL IMPERIO DEL TERROR NO CAIGA EN EL ABISMO FISCAL?
IMPERIO DEL TERROR, IMPERIO DE LA MUERTE, IMPERIO DE MIERD@!
JHSTICIERO SIN H, EL MAS CENSURADO DEL FORO!
Publicado: 11-30-2012 05:00 PM
Supporters of Obamacare Admit It Hurts the Poor
Posted By Howard Hyde On November 29, 2012 In Daily Mailer,FrontPage
Some supporters of Obamacare are honest enough to admit a few of its warts. Would that they would take those admissions to their logical conclusions.
David Gamage is an assistant professor of Law at UC Berkeley who has worked on the tax provisions of Obamacare for the Treasury Department. In an October 30 article in the Wall Street Journal (“ObamaCare’s Costs to the Working Class“), he expresses sincere concern over the presumably unintended consequences of the Obamacare law as written. Instead of repenting of his support for the law however, he advocates “further reform,” failing which dire consequences will ensue. What needs to be understood by ordinary citizens who are not privileged enough to be paid by the government to help the government command other people’s lives and money is that these consequences are predictable, were predicted, and that this is only the beginning of a vicious downward spiral.
The term “perverse incentive” appears seven times in Professor Gamage’s article. Accepting a higher-paid job could cost a citizen more on net balance than it is worth due to the loss of health-care subsidies. Employers now have every incentive to make as much of their workforce part-time (and thereby ineligible for health insurance benefits) as possible. “ObamaCare’s new subsidies may also create penalties for marriage and incentives for divorce.” People who have access to affordable individual coverage but NOT affordable family coverage through their employers will be disqualified from receiving family coverage from the Obamacare plan. And so on and on.
Yet he explicitly rejects any suggestion that the law is a lemon at best and that we should go back to the drawing board. Indeed, he opens with “It is time to move past the debate over whether ObamaCare was a good or a bad idea.” Really?
The second most-repeated phrase in the article is “further reforms” (which even appears once in the same sentence with the other winner, ‘”perverse incentives”): “Without further reforms, the law will create unnecessary costs for working-class Americans.” “Without further reforms, many employers and employees will jointly benefit if employers make low-income employees part-timers rather than offering them health insurance.” “Even if these perverse incentives affect only a limited number of individuals, lawmakers should still strive to mitigate them through further reforms.” “Hence, whether we want to ‘repeal and replace’ ObamaCare, or ‘improve ObamaCare through further reforms,’ is merely a question of semantics.”
But “further reforms” is not a solution; it is merely continuing down the path to worse problems in response to problems created by the original legislation. Are we really supposed to believe that a 2,700-page bill and 10,000+ pages of derived regulations are fundamentally sound but merely insufficient, that we emphatically need more, more, further, further, further rules and regulations? Do we believe that more meddling and fiddling about to fix the first unintended consequences will have no unintended consequences of their own?
Government interventions in the market always create worse problems than the unsatisfactory original conditions they intend to solve. Maximum-price controls on milk to help poor mothers feed their babies lead to shortages of milk (and/or surpluses of butter, yoghurt and cheese) as marginal producers are unable to recoup their costs and go out of business and more people clamor for the lower-priced product, which leads the government to control the price of cattle feed in hopes of lowering dairy production costs, which leads to a shortage of cattle feed and an increase in the percentage of cows slaughtered for meat instead of being kept as milk producers. It’s called Econ 101.
The only surprise in any of this is that people capable of passing the bar exam are unable to comprehend it.
Publicado: 12-02-2012 11:35 AM
El enfoque del titulo hace pensar que mas bien la finalidad de encuesta es conocer antes que las opiniones de contexto en aportes al mejoramiento y contribucion de acuerdos politicos, es ver quienes se jactan de ser Democratas o Republicanos; y a mi entender esa no es la objetividad de preocupacion que nos embarga en la actualidad.Por tanto considero se deberia profundisar ,en esclarecer las situaciones realmente existentes y que si no se accede en los delineamientos de importancia para EE.UU.y para el Gobierno de turno,no solo van a significar los diez anios minimos que el pais estadounidense iba a necesitar para restablecer los deterioros emanados de gobierno que por obstinacion cometieron desajustes en lo social,economico principalmente y que repecutieron en gran escala al descredito mundial.Mi opinion Roberto Tata CHAGALLO poblador estadounidense.
Publicado: 12-02-2012 01:51 PM
Creo que para analizar, ya paso. Cuando se habla o rumora de los que se Jactan es algo asi como "Quien Nacio Primero el Pollo o la Gallina" o mas facil nos gustaria tener o estar siempre del bien... pues que mal. Ya que no se pueden separar el uno del otro. o sea "principios sin fin o final sin principios" tu decides hermano "Gran Toro" claravidente.
Publicado: 12-02-2012 04:47 PM
ES CIERTO EL MOMENTO DE ANALIZAR POR QUIEN VOTAR YA PASO PERO LA CAUSA Y EFECTO TODOS LO SENTIREMOS YA QUE LOS DEMOCRATAS CON OBAMA A LA CABEZA NOS ESTAN LLEBANDO A LA MISERIA IMPONIENDO EL SOCIALISMO DONDE LOS ARAGANES APROBECHAN PARA SER PARASITOS ,SNGUIJUELAS VIVIENDO DE MI SUDOR E IMPUESTOS,LOS NEGROS SERAN MAS POBRES,LOS HISPANOS SERAN MAS POBRES YA QUE AL VOTAR SE HA ECHO POR TRIBUS O SEGMENTOS DETERMINADOS,NO SE VOTO POR MERITOS SINO QUE SE PREMIO AL GANADOR POR SU INEPTITUD Y POR ENDE PERDIDA DE LIDERASGO DE EE.UU A NIVEL MUNDIAL PRUEBA DE ELLOS ES LA ULTIMA VOTACION EN LA ONU DONDE EL LIDERASGO DE EE.UU ESTA QUEDANDO EN EL PASADO.
Publicado: 12-02-2012 06:37 PM