As you all know, I give our president every opportunity to succeed before I reluctantly suggest that possibly one of his policies falls short of his usual awesome success that nobody can figure out why we didn't think of that years ago.
Sorry, that first sentence kind of got away from me. But the point is, maybe Obamacare isn't just the most wonderful thing we've ever seen.
They say Obamacare's thunderous popularity has choked their servers. So I thought I'd see what is possible. I googled (every day Google answers more than one billion questions) the number of transactions Amazon can process in a day. I found that At the peak in 2012 they were making 306 sales per second. (or 27 million per day) At that rate they could zip through the entire population of the US in less than 12 days.
Obamacare hasn't quite reached that level of efficiency. I know one Obama campaign worker was able to buy insurance. Well, sorta, he later said that he was registered but hadn't quite bought anything yet. (but he doesn't believe that he lied under certain ways of interpreting English) By now though I suppose there are at least a few Americans signed up and ready to get sick. Bring on the disease!
It would be interesting to calculate how long it would take for Obamacare to sign up the entire population, but the administration won't divulge the rate at which applications are being processed. Divide the population by the rate per year and you'll know how long it's going to take to get everyone covered. I suggest insuring young people first because chances are, many of us will die of old age before they get to us. (problem solved!)
Oh, another topic: The truckers plan to snarl traffic in the DC area seems to have fizzled. But I wonder who I would have blamed had I spent 3 hours stuck in traffic today. The truckers would say I should read their list of grievances, and blame the government for making the truckers inconvenience me. But I'm pretty sure I'd blame the jackass trucker who was keeping me from driving over 5 miles per hour.
The same applies to Park Policemen who are going out of their way to frustrate their fellow citizens. Do they think the victims can't see who is doing this to them?
Friday, October 11, 2013
Posted by lumberjack at 4:30 PM