April 13, 2014 4:44 pm -

Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn says Heath and Human Services nominee Sylvia Matthews Burwell will cook the books on Obamacare. This is a difficult accusation to make since Burwell doesn’t yet have the job and there is no evidence to prove this will be the case. But, of course, the ACA is a big conspiracy against the American people, so what else could we expect, right? Bob Schieffer did the questioning:

BOB SCHIEFFER: Congresswoman, thank you for joining us this morning. While you were in New Hampshire yesterday with a lot of the Republicans who are thinking about running for president, was there any consensus among them about what the resignation of Katherine Sebelius means? And is it going to quiet the controversy over Obamacare?

REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: No, it’s not going to quiet the controversy, Bob. I think it’s quite the opposite. What it has done is to elevate some of the concerns. Burwell is an interesting choice. And I think there are many of us and probably a bit of a growing consensus that they know they’ve got a math problem with Obamacare. And the numbers are not going to work out so that the program is actuarially sound. And they’re going to have to have somebody to kind of spin the numbers. And this is something with Burwell coming from O.M.B., I think they’re expecting her to be able to do for them. How many of these seven million people have paid? How many actually signed up and paid and completed the process? How many got subsidies? How many are on Medicaid? How many are young? You know, if those numbers don’t work out exactly right, they’ve got a big funding issue on their hands.

BOB SCHIEFFER: Well, will Republicans still run on repeal and replace? Or will they offer something different? Or will they try to fix this system that we now have?

REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: I think what you’re going to see is a continue to repeal it and replace it. Now we know we’re not going to get it off the books until this president is out of office…

Nice that they’re approaching a new nominee with an open mind. And the still think they can repeal the Affordable Care Act and offer nothing to repeal it with.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.