Houston, er, DC? We have a math problem.
A BIG one.
The Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz of Florida has made a startling admission. Here’s the pull-quote from the Mediaite article on her (rambling) MSNBC appearance:
“After stumbling for a bit, Wasserman Schultz responded by attacking the question. ‘We’re eight days in and to be insisting on data being produced day by day for a six-month enrollment program, that — is a little bit unfair,’ she replied. She said that there is good news in the fact that the servers which support HealthCare.Gov were only designed to handle 50,000 visitors… per day…”
Fact #1 from the HEAD of the DNC: The Obamacare website, now over a week old and stinking like a week-old fish, was built to handle traffic of “50,000” per day.
Fact #2 from the HEAD of the DNC: The American people have “6 months” to sign up or they will be fined.
Time for some math:
6 (months) x 30 (days) = 180 days.
180 days x 50,000 = 9M.
The law was built for a so-called 30M uninsured.
I’m just a knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing Tea Partier but 30-9=21, right?
That’s 21 MILLION people who will be unable to even TRY to be in compliance, barring some supersonic upgrade.
And that’s not counting all the people thrown in to the exchanges due to being off-loaded by their employers via withdrawal of benefits/downsizing/reduced to part-time.
“You didn’t build that” suddenly takes on a whole new meaning.
They didn’t build that, alright. They didn’t build (at least!) 2/3’s the capacity necessary to handle the need.
See her appearance here.