The administration changed the method of calculating the unemployment rate, so we now have fewer people working that 5 years ago, but a lower unemployment rate. As James Taranto makes clear in this article, they’re going to use the census to manipulate the data about the uninsured.
Waiting in line to purchase necessities is a characteristic not of a prosperous free society but of command economies under repressive regimes. Closer to home, one doubts even the Transportation Security Administration would be so tone-deaf as to advertise long airport lines as an indication it’s doing a great job. - James Taranto, “Wall Street Journal”
He also points out that long lines for new iPhones begin when the product is rolled out due to high consumer anticipation, long lines at the end of the product availability indicate desperation and a lack of alternatives.
The real numbers for Obamacare will come not from this administration, but from the insurers who will have a net number of customers accounting for new sign-ups minus cancellations. While we hope that number is positive, we are skeptical. We are skeptical because we know what you are going through and that there are many more just like you. We’re in your corner and will continue to be.