Sebelius shows how stupid she thinks people are on John Steward’s show

Steward asks Sebelius why businesses got a pass and individuals didn’t and Sebelius tells him they do. Only they have to pay the penalty to get that pass.

JON STEWART: So this is what some would consider the first mall that’s been created [for purchasing health care insurance].

KATHLEEN SEBELIUS: You bet. The first — new rules for companies.

STEWART: So why is it that individuals, though, couldn’t say that they didn’t want to do it just for a year, like business?

SEBELIUS: Well, they can.

STEWART: Oh, they —

SEBELIUS: They’d pay a fine. They’d pay a fine at the end of the year, but they don’t have to — I mean, they can say I didn’t want to do it. The theory is they can’t pick and choose if they’re going to get hit by a bus or diagnosed with a illness. For a lot of young folks, there is one fall on the basketball court, one auto accident from a lifetime of hospital bills they can’t pay.

Here is the video. That exchange happens towards the last 6 mins. Don’t miss Stewards first commentary and question at the beginning of the exchange however. He tries to pass it off as a joke and Sebelius laughs, but the thing is that Steward’s question abut what would happen first – if he were to try and download every movie made vs. tried to sign up for Obamacare – is damning.

You can’t make this level of condescending disdain for the serfs by our elite credentialed masters up.

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  1. Thrill

    I have no use for Jon StewarT.

    However, this is bad for 0 Administration. The Daily Show is the news show of choice for youngish progressives. This is Obama’s white liberal base seeing the fail and deception.

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  2. Dave D

    Thrill:

    How is a show that can selectively pick/choose stories to cover from their biased perspective for the sheer purpose of snark and making one side look bad in the name of comedy be “the news show of choice for youngish progressives”?

    Man, that frosts me…….

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  3. AlexInCT *

    How is a show that can selectively pick/choose stories to cover from their biased perspective for the sheer purpose of snark and making one side look bad in the name of comedy be “the news show of choice for youngish progressives”?

    You didn’t think that after 8 years of brain washing in the public school system, followed by even more radicalized leftist pap should these young progressives attend your average college to pursue your average waste of time degree, that they would end up conditioned to think some circus comedy show that reinforced the idiotic ideas they were inclucated with, would pass as informational to them? If these idiots could do independant thinking they would know better than to trust politicians in general, and certainly not demcorats and the idiotic collectivist lefty machine. It’s like the horrors of leftist ideological politicial systems never happened in the 20th century. That’s not by accident, considering they are being thought that the real “evil empire” is America, because it is unfair that so many in this country don’t share the values that imprisoned billions and murdered over 100 million in but a short 70 something years that now color their perspective of what is good and right.

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  4. Hal_10000

    You should check out Megan McArdle’s article destroying the meme that the exchange problems are all the Republican’s fault:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-07/republicans-didn-t-sabotage-health-exchanges-obama-did.html

    As usual, you can tell how she right she is by the amount of condescending sexist ire the progressives are directing against her.

    Essentially, private companies have spent years building something of even a fraction of the complexity of the insurance exchanges. Obama didn’t even begin to start until 2011.

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  5. AlexInCT *

    Essentially, private companies have spent years building something of even a fraction of the complexity of the insurance exchanges. Obama didn’t even begin to start until 2011.

    I am starting to wonder if the glitches aren’t a feature, and not an accident of incompetence as we are all led to believe, right now. After all, I have always believed they aren’t really collecting the information on you to help you with healthcare issues, but so they can have a better clue how to cow you into subservience. That’s why they make you provide all the information first, so you can get a quote that is frighteningly high. They were hoping that would disuade you from trying to register for coverage, but apparently too many people didn’t get the memo.

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  6. AlexInCT *

    Was going to blog that with some notes on drones as well. But will spoil it now.

    Oh, I saw this too and was not surprised at all. And you should blog about it. If you don’t I will. People need to know how much danger this thing is opening them up to.

    Anyone that after the recent political IRS abuse revelations and the behavior form the DOJ over the last few years doesn’t get scared to death that our government is more concerned with collecting information on us than doing the right things, needs their head examined. If you believe that you are OK because you have not done anything wrong, you got some huge surprise coming your way. I have no doubt that our government will abuse this information to force us into compliance. they are growing the totalitairan state at an alarming rate, and people are just going along with it. I pray enough of us wise up before it is too late, if it isn’t too late already.

    BTW, to those that say we wouldn’t be able to complain if we really were in a totalitarian state, because if this was a totalitarian state we would fear what would happen to us for sticking our encks out, I point out that in today’s modern totalitarian state has the ability to ignore people that just talk. But when it comes to people that have done more than talk, have gotten in their way, or just have it be political expedient for them to destroy you, and you can bet that they will take action. And that action has been swift and brutal. Look how many bodies are under Obama’s bus. Get in their way and you will be turned into a criminal so fast that your head will be spinning from the whiplash.

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  7. Ida Red

    SInce she has been in office, she has done nothing to control the cost of healthcare. She just loads more regulations onto already overregulated hospitals. No leadership whatsoever in terms of reorganizing the fundamentals of healthcare. For instance, Medicare will no longer reimburse for injuries related to falls. Yet, it is illegal to restrain patients. Therefore, the only effective way to prevent a fall is a one-to-one, 24-hour, sitter. Who is going to pay for that? Medicare is cutting reimbursements. Hospitals are now giving 24-hour room service to boost patient satisfaction, yet the dietary aides don’t earn a living wage. She is out of touch, piecemeal, and doesn’t address the financial picture.

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