So a Colorado woman (one Cathy Wagner) finds out that her health care plan, like that of 250,000 other Coloradans, got cancelled (H/T: @allahpundit). Ms. Wagner’s new plan (healthy couple in late middle age, apparently no kids) went up 35% (to twelve grand a year) and a higher deductible. This news is hardly surprising to anybody who regularly reads this site, but for the benefit of new visitors: this is not a bug in the system. This is the system. And Ms. Wagner’s purpose in this system is to be turned upside down and shaken vigorously, in the hopes that large sums of money fall out of her pockets. Or even moderate amounts of money. Hey, every little bit helps.
Now marvel at the sheer empathy radiating off of 9-term Democrat Diana DeGette, not to mention the deep understanding of how her party’s signature policy of Obamacare has negatively affected Ms. Wagner, and millions of people just like her: Continue reading Rep. Diana DeGette’s (D, CO) #obamacare denial.
Bless her heart.
You never, ever, want to be a Colorado Democratic politician and have the Denver Post write this about you:
As lead sponsor in House on gun legislation, Rep. Diana DeGette appears to not understand how they work
…Asked how a ban on magazines holding more than 15 rounds would be effective in reducing gun violence, [Rep Diana] DeGette [D] said:
“I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those now they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.”
What she didn’t appear to understand is that a magazine can be reloaded with more bullets.
Well, to be fair: I have in the past had the devil of the time myself with a situation where I was using up magazines, and then not being able to reload them. Then again, that was while I was playing DOOM II.
[UPDATE]: Oh dear God she doubled down on the stupidity. And the Denver Post doubled down on the mockery. Quit while you’re behind, madam (Via Twitchy).
[FURTHER UPDATE] Annnnnd here’s the video.
*Alas, the joke does not quite work with BioShock Infinite.
This is via That’s My Congress, which is about to become very confused about why it’s getting traffic from a VRWC site. Here’s the list:
…and they have two things in common. First, they’re all Democrats. Second, they all have email addresses with Erickson & Company. And what is Erickson & Company? As That’s My Congress puts it:
Erickson & Company is not a lobbying firm. Instead, it helps set up events like the Heath Shuler’s BBQ, at which lobbyists and other people seeking special favors can come, check in hand, to pay for access to elected officials and their aides.
In other words, it’s a legal [and Democratic-aligned] money-laundering facility for lobbyists. Need to toss Heath Shuler some cash, but you’re a dirty lobbyist? Well, go to Shuler’s little BBQ (run by a go-between), drop a grand for a plate of food, and say hi! No fuss, no muss, no need for disclosure. Shuler’s happy: he’s getting his cut of your entry fee. The go-between is happy: it’s getting its cut of your entry fee. And you’re happy: this is a lot cheaper than a maximum campaign contribution would be.
So remember this, the next time anybody on that list – or, honestly, any Democrat – talks about the evil of lobbying: the sound you hear isn’t scorn towards those who would try to pay for influence. Nope. It’s scorn towards the rubes who don’t know how to tell when a Democrat is gaming the system.
Crossposted to RedState.