Dem Prog Senator Laughs When Asked Why ObamaCare Isn’t Saving Families Money

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Progressives love a good joke and ObamaCare is the biggest joke of them all.

Nothing is quite as funny as lying to the people and screwing them over. At least not to a progressive like Klobuchar.

During a panel at South Central College in Mankato, MN Wednesday, Senator Amy Klobuchar and Reps. Tim Walz and Collin Peterson fielded questions on a range of issues, including the farm bill, the national debt, and immigration reform. But the most notable question was on Obamacare.

“I thought the Affordable Care Act would save $2,500 per family,” a constituent asked. “What happened?”

Klobuchar and Walz looked at each other sheepishly, before laughing uncomfortably.

The families whom ObamaCare has made uncomfortable aren’t laughing about it. But that’s the difference in the power relationship between progressives and the people.

  • Raymond_in_DC

    I think we all understand now that he intended that *some* would save money only because others would be paying much more to subsidize them. ObamaCare’s dirty little secret is that it’s not just a regulatory regime; it’s also a means of “spreading the wealth”.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “I think we all understand now that he intended that *some* would save money only because others would be paying much more to subsidize them.”

      It’s actually worse than that. The number seems to have come from some early estimate of the magic of central planning and supposed savings.

      But yeah, even if they had figure out how to lower costs, they wouldn’t pass it on to those paying. It would have gone to support the “needy.” So the average family never had any hope of saving money. That’s even before they started requiring ridiculous add-on coverage like maternity leave for all, etc.

      They’re liars and very stupid on top of it all.

  • Chris Weiser

    I hope next you people wake up in Minnesota and vote these tools and fools out