So If is Working, Now What?

Monday, December 02, 2013

Two months, 400 software bugs, and countless headaches later, the Obama administration says will now work 95% of the time. What does this mean for the fate of the Affordable Care Act? Neil King, Wall Street Journal national political correspondent, discusses the latest news out of Washington.


Neil King, Jr.

Comments [7]

Avi from Manhattan

No one is reporting on this, but the NY State Health Exchange is plagued with problems, still, as of December 2, 2013.
1) You cannot compare plans.
2) You cannot open plan details.
3) You cannot view plan networks.
4) The price range slider does not work properly.
5) The "Chat With Us" button does not work.

Dec. 02 2013 03:51 PM
Katherine from Brooklyn, NY

The problem with trickle-down economics isn't your caller's high taxes (i.e., taxes on the working and middle classes), as he complains. The problem is that something like 90% of America's wealth is going to the top 1% or 2%, they aren't paying their fair share of taxes, they aren't creating jobs, and the banks they own aren't loaning money to businesses that need it. All this, and the fact that incomes for many Americans are equivalent to 1970 wages, when adjusted for inflation, means we have no buying power.

Trickle-down economics didn't work under Reagan, it has never worked, and it STILL doesn't work.

Dec. 02 2013 10:46 AM
Nick from UWS

Talk about something not supported by facts, let's leave trickle-down economics and take a good look at religion.

Dec. 02 2013 10:29 AM
RUCB_Alum from Central New Jersey

The American economy (for the last 50 years) has been a model of capital concentration into fewer and fewer pockets.

Here's proof: 1963, average income was $4,396 in a country of 189 million and a GDP of $654B. How much would today's average worker need to earn in order to command and equivalent proportion of today's $15.7 TRILLION dollar economy? $105,000+!

Trickle down is a crock.

Dec. 02 2013 10:28 AM
John A from wc

Thank-you, Brian for Your emphasis on the Pope's words. I fully expect Paul Ryan, et al to lay low and wait for this issue to pass. If they dare to speak to it they might get my vote. Else nill.

Dec. 02 2013 10:27 AM
Barb from here

Trickle-down economics = the billionaire class raising its collective leg on the rest of us, like the dog it is.

Dec. 02 2013 10:25 AM
MikeInBrklyn from Clinton Hill

Someone should ask Michael Bloomberg if on the way to building multi-billion dollar Bloomberg LLP, if he rolled out a few buggy versions of The Bloomberg. Bug were reported, Bloomberg fixed them, and traders and financial institutions continued to purchase a product for which they had a need.

For me, is the same thing, only with the MSM and politics to create hysteria.

Dec. 02 2013 10:21 AM

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