Now that he’s retiring, top Democrat lawmaker admits Obamacare won’t work

Now that he has announced his retirement from Congress, top ranked U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., has suddenly lost faith in Obamacare, saying he doesn’t think “we’re going to get enough young people signing up to make this bill work.”

Moran, who announced earlier this month that he will not seek reelection, criticized Obamacare in an interview with American University Radio, according to The Daily Caller.

“I’m afraid that the millennials, if you will, are less likely to sign up,” Moran said last week. “I think they feel more independent, I think they feel a little more invulnerable than prior generations. But I don’t think we’re going to get enough young people signing up to make this bill work as it was intended to financially.”

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“And, frankly, there’s some legitimacy to their concern because the government spends about $7 for the elderly for every $1 it spends on the young,” he would add.

The 12-term Democrat who sits on the Appropriations Committee voted for the Affordable Care Act. And while he doesn’t believe enough young people will be participating, Moran had little advice to offer President Obama.

“I just don’t know how we’re going to do it frankly,” he said. “If we had a solution I’d be telling the president right now.”

A comment that brings to mind the image of rats jumping from a sinking ship.

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Tom Tillison

Tom is a grassroots activist who distinguished himself as one of the top conservative bloggers in Florida before joining BizPac Review.He can be reached at TomTillisonFL@gmail.com
About Tom Tillison

Tom is a grassroots activist who distinguished himself as one of the top conservative bloggers in Florida before joining BizPac Review. He can be reached at TomTillisonFL@gmail.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720164731 Kyle Becker

    Good article.

    • TTillison

      Thank you Kyle, I consider that a compliment.

      • Ole Man

        It was a good article. Fair, balanced, without going overboard in the hyperbole. Rare here.
        Thanks.

        • mac12sam12

          Sign up for Medicaid?

      • tedsteiner@yahoo.com

        You notice he said it won’t work financially. That leaves the door open to working as single payer, and then financial concerns be damned. It will then be paid for by the government with no taxation, always with the Greater Good in mind.

  • Eric

    What took the bastard so long to admit it wont work??

    • SusieQ

      You sometimes have to be very brave to be a maverick, if you don’t have that in you, wait until you retire so you can sleep at night.

      • Herman Vogel

        “You sometimes have to be very brave to be a maverick”???? Sweetie, John McCain is a “Maverick” that didn’t go well did it?

        • SusieQ

          You’re right but he comes across more like a sick cow.

          • Herman Vogel

            What I was insinuating is He Failed,,Big Time and Gave our rights and tax money to the DNC everytime he “worked” with them…not good, not good at all.

    • Herman Vogel

      Power , Greed, Acceptance from the DNC and MONEY…what else do congressmen go to Washington for these days?

    • Ole Man

      Calling him a bastard is uncalled for.
      Do you talk like that in everyday life?

      • Bret

        When someone votes to impose a law on you they know is bad, and exclude themselves from that same law… Bastard is a very acceptable term for them.

        • quercus454

          Actually I can think of much worse terms that would aptly suit these traitors.

          • Mildred C. Holcomb-Allen

            Uh oh! I wonder if he will have to join O/Care, now that he will be a regular citizen again, instead of a statesman!

        • Ole Man

          Only in your alternate universe.

          • Today22011

            The alternate universe is : “We have to pass this to know what is in it”

        • SusieQ

          A bastard doesn’t have a choice except to be labeled that, this guy, well I can’t think of a dastardly name that would befit him. Maybe there should be a contest, I’m sure the entries would pour in.

          • Bret

            I believe hypocrite fits the bill. When someone creates something they force on you without your permission. And they know is bad, and will make your life worse in the suffering. And they conveniently exempt themselves and their cronies… from it.
            Hypocrites is indeed what they are.
            Politically if they call them selves Republican conservatives and participate in such things, I call them RINOs, If they are liberal DemocRats and they do this, well it’s just what they do. So hypocrite doesn’t complete the definition… but sorry bastards does!

          • SusieQ

            Ok, but I could think of a name that I couldn’t put on here.

          • Doug

            Decency doesn’t stop anybody else.

          • Jon Kelley

            Fine – but why the capital “R” in Democrats?

            I speak as a person who has kept many rats as companions (domesticated…) and I find rats to be better people than most people I’ve met – and, despite their social living pattern, far better than petty much any die-hard “new Democrat.”

            Seriously – ratties get such a bad reputation. They may border on socialist behaviour in their colonies – but they’re not hypocrites. The social order of rats has evolved to care for all rats in general, while the social order of Democrats/Socialists is such that they exclude themselves, because they know they’d be treated badly…

    • Doug

      It didn’t take Eric long to lower the rhetoric.

    • Jerry

      They thought they could juggle the numbers forever because yoBama is the Messiah.

    • Today22011

      Because he saw the “writing on the wall” and is not seeking another term.

    • Jon Kelley

      Because he was seeking re-election, and we all know what Obama et al keep doing to their opponents…

  • SusieQ

    Are we seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, well, dang gone it. I think I see a glimmer!

    • Herman Vogel

      No, a freight train call Obamacare,,,the same one Moran fueled up and sent our way.

      • SusieQ

        Oh god, I hope not, I was referring to a ray of hope.

    • Doug

      This is another seat up for the taking.

  • joe cartwright

    I would like to know. Where are the 30 or 40 million uninsured people that this FIASCO was created for???
    Why haven’t they all sign upped???

    • Bret

      They are still holding out for that ‘Free Health Care’ they were told about when they picked up their free Obamaphones!

      • Kibber_SF

        Do you know if I can trade in my Reaganphone for an Obamaphone???

        • Bret

          No you can’t a Reagan phone was a land line only with no long distance services meant for a lifeline. An Obama phone is a cell phone with all the options meant to appease the lazy loafers.

          • Kibber_SF

            The “Obamaphone” is instead of a landline. Same program different options. You can have either. The cell phone is limited minutes with no text and no internet unless YOU pay for it yourself…plus they are a basic phone, doesn’t even have camera…and, in case you didn’t know, you and I pay for these phones through our landline and cell phone bills…they don’t cost the government ANYTHING!

          • Bret

            Maybe where you are. but here in a Red state of Tennessee. All welfare recipients are receiving them and getting extra sets for all their children. They have long distance service and texting.All furnished via the welfare and human services department of the government.

            In fact many of the extra phones they sell for narcotics.

          • Kibber_SF

            You know for all the crap you read in these posts about how bad California is we don’t put up with that Shyiete…

          • Bret

            Yet your state is still in such financial dire straights that cities there are going bankrupt and companies, the wealthy are leaving for Texas, Florida, Arizona, Nevada, and Washington state.
            Doing a real good job out there with the illegal alien problem as well.

          • Kibber_SF

            All states have problems. If the businesses want to leave then fine. People will go also and we will get back to being a good state again without all the sodbusters and hillbillies coming out here to “strike it rich”…we have a saying out here, “You’ve seen California, now go home!”
            We are the 7th largest economy in the WORLD, we will be fine

          • Bret

            Not all states. Tennessee has a surplus in it’s economy. And is growing rapidly in better paying jobs in the automotive and research industries.

            In the United States today, interstate migration is becoming a more and more prominent topic. A new book called How Money Walks has used IRS data to put hard numbers to which states are losing and which states are gaining wealth due to interstate migration.

            Most of it won’t surprise you: the northeast and the rust belt states,
            along with California, are losing residents at incredibly high rates.
            losing a minimum of 10.000 jobs annually. With every 15000 coming in 25,000 leave. So I guess those California signs are working, people are leaving… and taking wealth and jobs with them.

            Most of the south and southwest is gaining. Texas, Florida, Arizona, and Colorado lead the way in total wealth gained due to migration. Some are surprising, though: Washington State, for example, has been a fairly large gainer. And the outlier in the South is Louisiana, Tennessee and both of the Carolinas.

          • Kibber_SF

            Ten. only allows one phone per qualified registrant…
            http://www.tn.gov/tra/consumerfiles/teleassist.shtml

          • Bret

            600 units were deliverd to just one residence in one day as reported on 60 Minutes. They were being resold on the street for drugs.

          • Kibber_SF

            So someone broke the law and commited fraud. How is that a black mark on ANY program or business? Crimes against businesses happen everyday but they don’t claim all their customers are criminals.

          • Bret

            The problem is the program is totally susceptible to fraud and abuse.
            Like Welfare and its programs like food stamps etc. where by the Congressional Budget Office reports… over 25% is total FRAUD. That is taxpayer waste and abuse of funds meant to help the truly needy… not the lazy loafers.
            if you can’t see that government is incapable of stopping the fraud or just won’t stop the fraud and allows it to continue by funding it… is a black mark!

          • Bret

            They get phones for themselves and all related persons ‘they claim’ reside with them, FACT!

          • topmah

            And Mexican cell phone multi-billionaire Carlos Slim just LOVES the Obamaphone give-a-ways…he rakes in the $$$ with everyone that’s given out.

          • Doug

            Why would you live in such a backward state?

          • Bret

            No state income tax. Consistent surplus in city and state budgets. Already had a healthcare system in place to give health care to poor and needy, TennCare.

            Tennessee Personal income rose 4.0 percent in 2011 and 4.4 percent in 2012. Growth of 4.9 percent in 2013.
            Where the national average of income growth has slowed in in 25 of 50 states
            Auto industry and research jobs increasing dramatically..

            Wealth Migration 1992-2012

            Tennessee Gained $12.05 billion in annual AGI

            Tennessee Gained Wealth From:
            $1.18 billionCalifornia $1.01 billionMichigan $961.72 millionIllinois $801.36 millionFlorida $768.96 millionOhio
            I have the most visited National Park in the U.S. in my backyard the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where I fly fish regularly. I hike and camp and ride my trail bike in the state parks where the highest waterfall in the entire eastern U.S is. We have an abundance of water with some of the nations lowest utility costs due to renewable hydro-electric power. We don’t have mudslides, earthquakes and brush fires like western states. We aren’t affected by hurricanes like coastal states. The weather is moderate summer and winter.

            I have a very good conservative state that doesn’t impede my Constitutional rights. I can own as many guns as I like and I have the right to defend myself with them..
            We can worship openly and without persecution from atheists.
            And we aren’t forced to allow churches to be assaulted by the Gay freaks agenda.
            I don’t have to deal with overcrowded urban problems, traffic, violence and racial riots.
            And since I work in the medical field both Vanderbilt and the University of Tennessee Medical schools are wonderful for education in that field.

            So the question should be why in God’s earth would I want to live anywhere else?

            If all that is backward, I wonder why northerners from high tax blue states keep coming here to retire. And westerners are always in awe and envy because our mountain forests are lush and green. and they love the friendly hospitality.
            .
            But then again I already know the answer, because I live here.

    • obadiahlynch

      Some have, more are on the way.
      .
      Give it time; they’ll eventually be insured.

  • texasranger

    I like the cliche about Rats and sinking ships. The beauty of it is, while the rats may desert a sinking ship, the vortex will drag them down or those that get away from that will drown simply trying to stay afloat. We can only hope this applies to DemocRats.

  • Herman Vogel

    Maybe he should change his last name by one letter,,,MORON. Sad that a person would sell his own country down the sewer to gain power in congress and the acceptance of his piers. He should NOT have a tax paid retirement and use that money to pay off the BS laws, regulations and Obamacare support he undersigned. That would be a start.

  • jsmithcsa

    Many Democrats have told us Obamacare won’t work. They knew it going in. It was designed to fail. Mark my words: Obama will put us on a so-called “single-payer” system before he leaves office.

    • Ole Man

      Let’s hope that the single payer does happen.
      What do you find wrong with it?

      • Bret

        It puts the government as the sole provider, with no alternatives, no appeals to their decisions on your health care and in complete control of 1/6th of the U.S. Economy. And if you believe that the government has done a great job of overseeing and being trustworthy handling our Social Security, you might be delusional enough to think the Government capable of having your best interests in mind when it comes to your health care.
        I for one do not. I prefer physicians, medical experts and having all options available for mine.

        • Kibber_SF

          Social Security is one of the most efficient run Government agencies, if the Congress would keep their hands off of it!

          • Bret

            Congress is the government, single payer would be the government…Uh duh!
            Oh and Social Security is going bankrupt… but efficiently bankrupt, eh?

          • Ole Man

            SS is going bankrupt only because congress keeps looting it.

          • Bret

            Congress and president past and current like LBJ using funds to fund the war in Vietnam. An BJ Clinton borrowing from it to balance his budget shortfalls.

          • Kibber_SF

            Reagan “star wars”, daddy Bush Kuwait, baby Bush Iraq, Afgan and counting…

          • Bret

            Clinton allowing bin Laden to get away twice. Obama & Clinton Benghazi debacle.
            Carter Iranian hostages held 444 days.
            Twice more dead in Afghanistan under Obama than Bush. Iraq falling into al Qaeda control under Obama..

          • Kibber_SF

            We could sit here and banter back and forth about how both the “great two” have phoqued this country over again and again and how many died on who’s watch (baby and daddy Bush have lots of blood on their hands and much of it is American) but that isn’t going to change the fact that the rich don’t care about us or we would have good healthcare for decades now…

          • Bret

            Who started bantering incoherently about Bush and Reagan when the topic is ObamaDontCare and the Obamas?
            Here’s a good idea.
            Stay on topic and have a point…
            It makes whatever you’re saying relevant and more interesting.

          • Kibber_SF

            Only if you include complete data when making your point…quit slanting your responses to NOT include any repubs and trying to make it look like it is ONLY the dumbocrats that are wrong…BOTH the “great two” stink

          • Bret

            All my remarks are verifiable by simple research. I wasn’t the one lauding what a great job government has done running Social Security, when even the government running it says Social Security will go bankrupt.
            So by saying single payer run by the same government will do well… is totally delusional and irresponsibly ignorant.

          • Kibber_SF

            Just because the lawmakers have stolen funds doesn’t make the program “broken” that only shows the corruption and incompetence of our “trusted” servants. If all the funds taken (rough estimates say 3 TRILLION) were returned SS would be viable for 100+ years..so making a claim that single payer will not work based on the pilfering of SS funds is ignorant…

          • Bret

            Thinking that government has any business overseeing and running anyones Health Care is ignorant and irresponsible. When the record shows government to mishandle funding and abuse the power given it. Try reading what the Founding Fathers placed in the U.S. Constitution (see tenth amendment).
            If you want in years to come hear government say your single payer government healthcare is going bankrupt and they will need to tax you more, 50%, 60% 75% to keep it solvent.
            Just keep staying delusional that single payer or ObamaDontCare on steroids is the answer… and that’s where you’ll be.

            Oh, and good luck on finding a long unending line of competent, uncorrupted, trusted government politicians to run that for you.

          • ron thomasson

            If Soc. Sec. was one of the “most efficient run Government agencies”, it would not have been raided over and over again by the Democrats (starting with LBJ) and it would be self sustaining and earning more than enough interest to fund every participant. But no…Democrats felt the need to tap into it to fund Welfare (those that did not invest a single penny into it), give automatic coverage to Muslims relocating from war-torn areas for several years (ditto on no skin in the game) and every give-away, hare-brained social program under the sun. (And they have the nerve to wonder why liberalism is rumored to be a mental disease?)…

          • Kibber_SF

            Your opening statement makes absolutely no sense what-so-ever. It doesn’t work but has money to steal? and democraps are the only ones who stole money??? Really??? You are that stupid? I think many who read your comment are now dumber! It has been pilfered (that means stolen) by BOTH of the “great two” since LBJ and in 1984 when there was a large surplus Ronnie baby took it by way of tax breaks for the rich with a GOP Senate…and they(both parties) still haven’t stopped

        • Ole Man

          No, you prefer HMOs making your health care decisions.

    • Kibber_SF

      I hope it is a “real” single payer and not a “so-called” one. The “real” ones work very well…and most people are happy paying LESS for BETTER healthcare….obamacare was always a joke, it let the insurance industry make billions more, quickly!

  • Peggy Joseph

    IT DOESN’T TAKE A BRAIN SURGEON TO SEE THIS POS WOULDN’T WORK……….HOWEVER THEY KNEW THAT FROM THE GET-GO……….CAN ANYONE SAY SINGLE PAYER WAS REALLY THE GOAL.

  • buck

    Rats, another lib bites the dust….

  • Eric Goodman

    Ole Man to jsmithcsa

    • 42 minutes ago

    Ole Man: “Let’s hope that the single payer does happen.
    What do you find wrong with it?”
    To Ole Man: I will not answer you directly as I won’t add to your numbers, but I am not afraid to respond to your post:
    Picture This:
    Two patients are having terrible hip problems. The first sees the doctor the next day. After determining surgery is the only way to correct his problem, the surgeon performs the operation the following day.
    The second patient has to wait 4 weeks to see his doctor to be told the same thing. Then patient #2 has to wait another 3-6 months to get the same surgery.
    The difference between the two? The first patient is a Labrador Retriever, the second is you under a single-payer system.
    Before you hit me with now everyone has coverage they didn’t have before, keep in mind that even if everything in Obamacare goes as planned (yeah, right), there will still be 30 million uninsured (per official government numbers). If a single-payer system is what the current administration wanted all along, then our president is a liar, since he did not sell Obamacare as a road to that system.

    • Ole Man

      And the rooster said, “Crock a-doodle doo.”