EPIC FAIL: Gov’t Shuts Down; ObamaCare Crashes and Burns

Government shut down

Government shut down

The deadline passed last night when the two chambers of Congress refused to agree on a spending bill, effectively shutting down the government for the first time in 17 years.

800,000 non-essential federal workers were told to stay home from work today. If the standoff continues, federal employees could be out of work for weeks.

Meanwhile, the Democrats voted last night to give themselves huge subsidies, and the feds will also get overtime pay and pay on Sundays.

House Speaker Senator John Boehner stepped to the mics last night after 1 a.m. to declare he would not accept a “clean cr” (continuing resolution) that didn’t contain language to defund Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Boehner did offer to burn the midnight oil in a conference with the White House and the Senate, but his offer fell on deaf ears.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) reiterated that the Senate would kill any House GOP amendments attached to the spending bill to defund ObamaCare.

“We are not going to mess around with ObamaCare, no matter what they do,” Reid said.

“They should get a life,” he added. “[ObamaCare] is the law, declared constitutional. The exchanges are coming on board tomorrow.”

Just after midnight, a boastful President Obama tweeted: “The Affordable Care Act is moving forward. You can’t shut it down.”

But the launch of ObamaCare open enrollment hit a brick wall when most of the Federal and state insurance marketplace websites crashed and remained offline during the night.

Before the open enrollment, Obama conceded “that there will be glitches” for the first three months.

Obama added that people should “discount all the political talk” and take a look at what is offered before deciding whether it works for them and their families.

But even before the midnight launch of ObamaCare, many Americans said they would refuse to sign up for ObamaCare, and instead they would accept the 1% of income penalty that will be imposed if Americans don’t carry insurance in January 2014.



 


48 Responses to “EPIC FAIL: Gov’t Shuts Down; ObamaCare Crashes and Burns”

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    Meanwhile, the Democrats voted last night to give themselves huge subsidies, and the feds will also get overtime pay and pay on Sundays.
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    How shameful!!!! people have to get out and ROCK the vote and get this people out of congress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    FuturedocDonte says:

    Auntie why all them people in them twitter comments look like they walk around in sheets in their spare time :thinking:

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    Damn People Are So quick to Point a finger “look at our gvnmt” there like so dumb. :rolleyes:

    Of course the sites are crashing there are millions of people checking it out.

    Nothing or NoOne is perfect, give it a chance :no: Of course it isn’t about our “gvnmt” its about seeing PResident Obama FAIL! for shame
    the Affordable Health care ACT is law. Like it OR Not

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    3halos says:

    This is such BS. The govt. Needs an a$$ whoopin. If I provided my clients with a website after an official launch that didn’t work, I wouldn’t get paid. I think the jerks holding up everything on the REPs side and putting people in furlough status while they have their tantrums should be removed from their position. If you showed up for work and had a strike and had a hissy fit b/c you didn’t like what was happening at work, you’d likely get replaced pronto. We are the laughing stock of the world. If I had money, I’d move to Canada with the quickness. UGHHHH

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    People would just rather take a 1% Penalty hit :smack:

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    You know what :rolleyes: Anything to make Obama look like shyt :nono: this is deep folks

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    AllyIowa @allyiowa
    Not impressed with http://HealthCare.gov . Could the govt not afford decent programmers & servers? 2 hours & can’t even get acct set up
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    Guess what azzz!!! We have been sent the fawk home :mad: :angry: sick of folks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cuss:

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    In My FAVORITE scene from Scarface;

    “Everybody needs a Bad guy to point their finger at, Look there goes the bad guy”

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    Amber Rose's Scalp says:

    I need healthcare insurance because I work independently. I’m excited for the new law. I can finally take care of some personal issues!

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    Amber Rose’s Scalp says:I need healthcare insurance because I work independently. I’m excited for the new law. I can finally take care of some personal issues!
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    :cheer: GOOd for you AmberRose and :welcome:

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    Say what you want about Obama care ,,,, but what person in their right mind wouldn’t want insurance :shrugs: SGDH I honestly don’t understand it. You should want insurance if at all anything and a roof over your head :mad: and these Representatives finna catch hell…. most of the Federal Employees are sprites :nun: They ain’t doing nothing but hurting themselves :nono:

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    EyesofScorpio says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    You know what :rolleyes: Anything to make Obama look like shyt :nono: this is deep folks

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    :cosign:

  13. 13
    Caramel Rain says:

    What’s the point of the shutdown, if it’s already passed and funded?

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    Amber Rose’s Scalp says:

    I need healthcare insurance because I work independently. I’m excited for the new law. I can finally take care of some personal issues!
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    Amber :yes: This is an excellent opportunity and don’t let no one tell you any different :nono: sounds like you have a brain :hug:

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    But even before the midnight launch of ObamaCare, many Americans said they would refuse to sign up for ObamaCare, and instead they would accept the 1% of income penalty that will be imposed if Americans don’t carry insurance in January 2014.
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    So you would rather go WITHOUT health insurance just to stick it to *air quotes* THE GUBMENT. Ridiculous that people will revolt against something that is essential to their needs just for the sake of trying to orchestrate one (president’s) man’s demise :no: People are really sick. They were CELEBRATING AND DRINKING. Mind you people are out of work and have bills to pay but you don’t care. You are too busy playing checkers (not even chess) with people’s livelihood over a LAW that was deemed constitutional by the Supreme Court. The very court you vow to be so awesome only when the rulings benefit YOU

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    MSVALLDAY says:

    So republicans would rather government employees to suffer then to just suck it up and come to an agreement? Yes, that’s what the people want!!! They are all about themselves!!!!

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    Caramel Rain says:

    Say what you want about Obama care ,,,, but what person in their right mind wouldn’t want insurance
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    People that cannot afford it and are barely making on the pennies that they have. People that make too much for Medicaid but dont qualify for Medicare.

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    Caramel Rain says:

    What’s the point of the shutdown, if it’s already passed and funded?
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    The point is to make him (Obama) look extremely bad :rolleyes: and guess what the shyt is bout to backfire…… the damn tea party republicans, was probrably in there drunk all this week, showing their true racist feelings, slanging their 2 inch dycks around :rolleyes: Hell is waiting for their azz ……… There is no racism in Heaven :nono:

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    Caramel Rain says:

    Say what you want about Obama care ,,,, but what person in their right mind wouldn’t want insurance
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    People that cannot afford it and are barely making on the pennies that they have. People that make too much for Medicaid but dont qualify for Medicare.
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    I call bullshyt, :nono: Yes I said it Bullshyt!!!!!!!!!!! I see too many people running round here with designer shyt, 300 dollar hair, and so fourth and bucking the system >>>>> :rules: that is the problem …….

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    The point is to make (Obama) look extremely bad-the shyt is bout to backfire
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    :yes:

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    Caramel Rain says:

    Most people see this as a sign of a dictatorship vs a democracy. When you FORCE a democratic country to do something, then you negating the very premise that his country was founded on. I get everybody NEEDS healthcare, but some simply cannot pay for it. Even if you have insurance, you still have to come out of pocket 20%.

    It would be different if it wasnt mandatory and it was an option. Dont penalize people for being poor. But you cannot go against the President b/c ppl will label you as a hater. So just scroll on by

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    And who are all of these astronauts that went online right at 12:01 trying to get health coverage? Wait I’ll tell you. Most of them were NOT trying to get coverage and just want to be nosey like Jenie people. They barely know how to read and write so they probably infected the site with a virus from their dumb finger :rolleyes:
    I understand a large amount of money was spent on launching this but let’s be honest. Technology is no guarantee. Here at my job we had a technology update scheduled for WEEKS. The day of it didn’t work. The CEO was PIST with IT but hey it is what it is. I mean even SR website has acted crazy a time or two

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    and got dammit you don’t wanna pay for insurance :rules: I bet it come out ya taxes …….. so get ready :tea: all these folks trying to get all this money back for claiming all these Chillen …… yeah :tea:

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    What’s the point of the shutdown, if it’s already passed and funded?
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    They are trying to BULLY, hold hostage and STRONGARM the President and American people into bending to their will and agenda with the threat and implementation of a shutdown. It is so unethical on so mannie mannie level. Reprehensible.

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    Caramel Rain says:

    Most people see this as a sign of a dictatorship vs a democracy. When you FORCE a democratic country to do something, then you negating the very premise that his country was founded on. I get everybody NEEDS healthcare, but some simply cannot pay for it. Even if you have insurance, you still have to come out of pocket 20%.
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    Caramel I love you to death :tea: but folks need to educate themselves ……. majority haven’t even read up on this new law …… so they can have several>>>>>>> \_ ….. You need insurance period ………

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Say what you want about Obama care ,,,, but what person in their right mind wouldn’t want insurance
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    People that cannot afford it and are barely making on the pennies that they have. People that make too much for Medicaid but dont qualify for Medicare.
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    Sounds to me like they WANT it but previously have not been able to get it. There are concessions and programs being offered to help those with lower to no incomes be able to afford it. People just have to look into it and do their OWN research. Do not trust what anyone says because it will be tainted with their views.

  27. 27
    Amber Rose's Scalp says:

    @Luvn

    Hey it’s me LSLH! I wanted to change my name to Amber Rose’s Scalp because I was in a silly mood. I need to adjust the name though.

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    Caramel Rain says:

    It would be different if it wasnt mandatory and it was an option.
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    Heath Insurance has always been an option :huh: the fugg

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Say what you want about Obama care ,,,, but what person in their right mind wouldn’t want insurance
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    People that cannot afford it and are barely making on the pennies that they have. People that make too much for Medicaid but dont qualify for Medicare.
    __________________________
    Sounds to me like they WANT it but previously have not been able to get it. There are concessions and programs being offered to help those with lower to no incomes be able to afford it. People just have to look into it and do their OWN research. Do not trust what anyone says because it will be tainted with their views.
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    Taken that’s to much like right :tea: folks just go by what people say and fail to research :tea: they come to blogs for that

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    BoringMale says:

    What’s the point of the shutdown, if it’s already passed and funded?

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    Good question….Great Question, there really is no logical answer though.

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    lovezoe says:

    While everyone should have access to affordable healthcare, there ARE some things in the ACA that needs changing:

    *Congress defined “affordable” as 9.5% or less of an employee’s household income, mostly to make sure people did not leave their workplace plans for subsidized coverage through the exchanges. But the “error” was that it only applies to the employee — and not his or her family. So, if an employer offers a woman affordable insurance, but doesn’t provide it for her family, they cannot get subsidized help through the state health exchanges.

    *say for instance you love your current plan, but it doesn’t cover XYZ, you have to go to the new plan regardless and your premiums will rise.

    *If it’s so good, then why isn’t Congress or even Obama on It.

    It’s a start, but it needs tweaking. Both sides need to get it together. Not fair for people to be out of work for even a day. Congress and Obama still gone get paid though. We should have universal healthcare with a higher tax rate, but folks gone complain about that too. If you want quality you gone pay for it.

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    sassyshe says:

    I think its sad that things have come to this, but im proud of the democrats. For the past year the republicans and the house have been using a govt shut down as a threat over the senate so that the repubs can get what they want, hence the 1% never getting an increase in taxes and the general public having to pay payroll taxes. Its about they show them because the repubs are forgetting they have elections coming up and tjis dont reflect too well for them

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    Caramel Rain says:

    @Jenie!! Calm down, sweetie! I get what you’re saying. It’s just going to be an adjustment and people will have to change their priorities. The lawmakers dont care b/c they will still have their checks and insurance.

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    Mr.BluPhi says:

    People never want insurance until you get really sick and get that $50,000 doctors bill.

    ObamaCare is a really good thing. Not perfect, but good. This is complete bullshyt.

    Anything to go against Obama….smh

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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Several things are mandatory but we blindly do it and pay no mind. Don’t pay your taxes see don’t you go to jail. You have to have a license you go to jail…… Certain things are necessary in order for the world we live in to function for the greater good.

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    BoringMale says:

    Most people see this as a sign of a dictatorship vs a democracy. When you FORCE a democratic country to do something, then you negating the very premise that his country was founded on. I get everybody NEEDS healthcare, but some simply cannot pay for it. Even if you have insurance, you still have to come out of pocket 20%.

    It would be different if it wasnt mandatory and it was an option. Dont penalize people for being poor. But you cannot go against the President b/c ppl will label you as a hater. So just scroll on by

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    Caramel is this your take on the matter or was this a cut and paste response?

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    Mr.BluPhi says:

    President Obama

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    @loVeZOe your right, I have to change my Plan; :shrug:
    It doesn’t meet the reQuirements of the Affordable Hlth care Act

    LSLH :oops: OH lol :welcome: Still!

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    Caramel Rain says:

    Lovezoe, that makes sense. I know people that simply cannot afford it. Trying to make it and they will get penalized? IDK. If I lose my job, I am nothing worried about no dam insurance. BUT I will get a penality for trying to survive? It def needs tweeking. The idea is good, but the kinks need to be worked out

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    :newpost:

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    Sandra Rose says:

    Caramel Rain says:

    It would be different if it wasnt mandatory and it was an option.
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    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    Heath Insurance has always been an option :huh: the fugg
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    Not anymore. Thanks to the socialist in the WHite House you are being forced to buy health insurance. :no:

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    lovezoe says:

    Many people would rather pay the fine than have ACA. It’s cheaper for them.

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    Smonae says:

    This shut down is a result of a group of Republicans that will do anything to see our President fail. I dont think this shut down will have a major impact on the health care act, but it will hurt repunblicans when it comes to next round of elections. This is just bullchit :no:

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    felinelurker says:

    Jenie, if you’re a commissary shopper, u better go today

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    WalkingKontradiction says:

    @Caramel, if you lose your job AND your health, you better believe you will be worried about health insurance. I got sick with blood clots with no health insurance (when I’ve always had it) and I was hit with a $40,000+ hospital bill. People want to talk about what they cannot afford but you definitely can’t afford that bill. We HAVE to have car insurance….but not health insurance???? I know I have always found a way to pay my car insurance through the grace of God, this is no different. FYI the entire premise of the affordable health care act is to make it AFFORDABLE so that insurance companies cannot charge ridiculous amounts or reject people for pre-existing issues. Fact of the matter is none of us live forever, we will ALL need a doctor’s care one day. I would like to be insured when that day comes.

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    kamadiva says:

    SANDRA ROSE says:

    Caramel Rain says:

    It would be different if it wasnt mandatory and it was an option.
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    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    Heath Insurance has always been an option the fugg
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    Not anymore. Thanks to the socialist in the WHite House you are being forced to buy health insurance.

    Some form of socialism works for American people – healthcare is one of them. I have private insurance via work and my premiums increase every year and I am healthy. God forbid I completely lose my job (on furlough thanks to the Shutdown), what will me or my family do then? At least there is an alternative. We pay taxes for medicaid, medicare and all of the millions of other people who do not have healthcare that visit the Emergency Room. Who do you all think pays for that? Your taxes do. Though, taxes will increase (and when have they EVER decreased), it would benefit ALL AMERICANS as whole. So for that…I am OK with the SOCIALIST in the White House! Read and Research for YOURSELF on the Affordable Care Act! Don’t keep listening to CNN, Fox News, MSNBC…or even Sandra! Hell, last I checked, Great Britain provides healthcare for its citizens!

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