The Fix is In

December 4, 2013

And then I agreed with a reporter from NBC.  Yes, I started a sentence and a column with a conjunction, but my whole world has been shaken. NBC’s Chuck Todd is making small perceptible movements towards the venerable world of common sense and in public no less. Here I sit, trying to piece my thoughts together, while warily darting glances at the skies, waiting to take cover from low flying swine.

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Admittedly, the White House may have sent the default code to the implant in his brain by now and he may revert back to droning the prescribed dribble from the Oval Office.  But let us exult, for now, that someone from NBC is making sense.  And the boars will take to the skies.

In an interview on “Meet The Press”, Todd remarked on the latest announcement from the White House concerning fixing the abysmal ObamaCare website.  The Obama administration released this statement Sunday on the ongoing repair of the ACA site. “While there is more work to be done, the team is working with private sector velocity and effectiveness, and will continue their work to improve and enhance the website in the weeks and months ahead.”  Todd asserts that the use of the term private sector is an “indictment” against the idea of government as a solution.

Really, Mr. Todd?  How does common sense feel?  The rest of us have been enjoying its comfort for some time.

For some sad, strange reason, the government is now using the private sector as an example on how to fix the butchery that was supposed to fix the “problem”, which was not such a problem in the first place and is now the “problem” is needed to fix the real problem.  Ah, the trusty rugged private sector.  It will probably save the day, again.  Then the very ones it has bailed out, again, will attack it, again, mercilessly.

Chuck Todd believes the White House statement reveals that it is using the private sector to fix the website.  I’m not sure I agree, but in any case the statement acknowledges something citizens have known for a very long time.   The private sector has always been the example of “velocity and effectiveness”, not government.

Admittedly, the White House may have sent the default code to the implant in his brain by now and he may revert back to droning the prescribed dribble from the Oval Office.  But let us exult, for now, that someone from NBC is making sense.  And the boars will take to the skies.

In an interview on “Meet The Press”, Todd remarked on the latest announcement from the White House concerning fixing the abysmal ObamaCare website.  The Obama administration released this statement Sunday on the ongoing repair of the ACA site. “While there is more work to be done, the team is working with private sector velocity and effectiveness, and will continue their work to improve and enhance the website in the weeks and months ahead.”  Todd asserts that the use of the term private sector is an “indictment” against the idea of government as a solution.

Really, Mr. Todd?  How does common sense feel?  The rest of us have been enjoying its comfort for some time.

For some sad, strange reason, the government is now using the private sector as an example on how to fix the butchery that was supposed to fix the “problem”, which was not such a problem in the first place and is now the “problem” is needed to fix the real problem.  Ah, the trusty rugged private sector.  It will probably save the day, again.  Then the very ones it has bailed out, again, will attack it, again, mercilessly.

Chuck Todd believes the White House statement reveals that it is using the private sector to fix the website.  I’m not sure I agree, but in any case the statement acknowledges something citizens have known for a very long time.   The private sector has always been the example of “velocity and effectiveness”, not government.

 

by Andy Torbett

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