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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Your Guide to Obamacare

In case you were wondering why they're having trouble with the software for the exchanges (click on thumbnail for larger size image)...
Hat Tip: The Belmont Club

9 comments:

Annoying Old Guy said...

This is a big reason why I don't believe the people in charge have the slightest actual concern for the poor, only the seeming of caring matters. This system is obviously not designed to be used by poor and struggling people, but really by the well off cognitive elite.

Clovis e Adri said...

AOG,

Please, what is a "cognitive elite"?

Peter said...

Good question, Clovis. I don't know why AOG is going all cerebral on us--must be that lack of a lower brain. Up here we just call them snotty, pain-in-the-ass, insufferable, self-impressed, know-far-less-than-they-think, privileged elites.

erp said...

Down here we call them geeks.

Annoying Old Guy said...

The "cognitive elite" is that brand of Modern American Leftists who is insufferably smug and condescending about his intellectual achievements, and who make their living through symbol manipulation (writers, artists, lawyers, etc.)

Clovis e Adri said...

AOG,

You are a programmer, or in other words, a symbol manipulator.

Are you in the cognitive elite?

Annoying Old Guy said...

No, because

1) I don't think it makes me a morally more valuable person.*

2) I don't think it entitles me to control other people's lives because I can make better decisions for them than they can for themselves.

* It certainly makes me an economoically more valuable person, but as a libertarian, free market, capitialist kind of guy I realize that money has no moral qualities. In the end, we're all just people.

Clovis e Adri said...

AOG,

But you do feel yourself superior compared to the "cognitive elite" by the very same reasons above, don't you?

I mean, you in effect feel yourself as morally superior by declaring not to be someone snob about his own superiority.

You can't run from your own hubris, AOG. Unless you confess you, and everybody else, is as flawed.

Annoying Old Guy said...

I don't feel superior for the very same reasons, I think it more they are less than normal, rather than I am better, and I don't feel superior enough to think I can make their life decisions for them.