President Franklin Roosevelt called the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor “a day that will live in infamy.” The ensuing World War II lasted 3 1/2 years.
That’s about the same as the period between Obamacare’s enactment in March 2010 and the launch of the website in October.
Here’s the monthly timeline of both World War II and Obamacare:
• World War II, month one: The Nazis already have conquered nearly all of Europe, and the Japanese have conquered most of East Asia. America is still mired in the Great Depression. At Pearl Harbor, the Japanese destroy much of America’s Pacific Fleet. The next day, Congress nearly unanimously declares war. Volunteers flood the military enlistment offices. The declaration of war is a half-page long.
• Obamacare, month one: Obama signs Obamacare even though polls show that most of the people oppose it. The bill runs to 2,000 pages. The speaker of the House chuckles, “We’ll have to pass the bill so we can find out what’s in it.” One thing not in it, President Obama assures us, is the cancellation of anyone’s insurance. He promises, “If you like your health insurance, you can keep it. Period.”
• World War II, month two: American troops arrive in the British Isles.
• Obamacare, month two: Obama completes his 37th round of golf since taking office.
• World War II, month three: Americans break the Japanese code, enabling them to decipher Japanese war communications.
• Obamacare, month three: The Obamacare tax on tanning salons goes into effect.
• World War II, month four: Americans send a message to Japan, with a daring, long-distance bombing raid on Tokyo.
• Obamacare, month four: Obamacare mandates that Continue reading