Sen. Barrasso: Obama Administration Is Cooking The Books On Enrollment Numbers

On Fox News this morning, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) flat out says what many of us have been suggesting for weeks. That the supposed six million number touted by the White House is meaningless.

“I don’t think it means anything, I think they’re cooking the books on this.”

“People want the answers to this,” says Barrasso. “They also want to know, once all this is said and done, what kind of insurance will people actually have. Will they be able to keep their doctor? What will it actually cost them?”

For all the selling and all the pitching and all the bragging, these are the basic questions Americans still don’t have the answers to. And with people’s premiums rocketing up, people losing their doctors, people thinking they are insured who aren’t, and the likes of Harry Reid blaming user error, it’s the administration’s failing message that is compounding their failing program.

They want you to believe everything is going well. As Barrasso notes, it all sounds like a lot of hogwash.

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  • Nukeman60

    We all know they’re lying. If there is a single person out there who thinks this administration is telling the truth, I’d like to know what mind-altering drugs they have been on for 6 long years.

    Of course, the Conservatives know he’s lying (Why else would we want to change all the crap that he’s done? We see right through the smoke and mirrors and get called racist, conspiracy theorists for it).

    The Republican RINOs know he’s lying (but they just go along to get a small slice of the pie. They are sadly mistaken as to what they will really get).

    And liberals know he’s lying (they just think, erroneously, that those lies will get them what they want – they are sadly mistaken, too).

    So who in their right mind thinks he’s telling the truth? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

    • badbadlibs

      A scripture came to my mind today while I was trying to figure out how liberals remain so impervious to facts and truth and their own failed ideology:

      Ezekiel 12:2
      “Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious people.

      They are in the depts. of rebellion and have chosen whom they will serve.

      • Nukeman60

        Very appropriate. It does not excuse them, but most certainly explains their actions. It makes me feel that the end times are so very near now.

        • badbadlibs

          They are indeed without excuse. And have so much to answer for!
          I have no doubt the end times are fast approaching. God help those that love Him.

  • DarkKnight2016

    I believe Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach went on Fox & Friends and said the administration is also cooking the books regarding deportation numbers.

  • badbadlibs

    A lot of “hogwash” is the polite way of saying it’s a boat load of crap. Which democrat doesn’t lie? Which democrat policy has succeeded? Which….oh, never mind.

  • I’ve stated this before in another thread a while back, but it bears repeating here…

    One of the things in which I’m heavily involved is developing web applications that rely on large databases. I can promise you that Sebelius gets daily reports with exact numbers on:
    * how many visited
    * how many “bounced” and what the rate for that is
    * how many made it through whatever process the site makes you go through (and the commensurate “conversion rate” that such a number entails)
    * how many signed up but didn’t “enroll”
    * how many tried to enroll but failed (and which page they failed on)
    * how many actually enrolled in a plan, and how much each of them is going to pay, to the penny.

    They know to the minute exactly what each of those numbers are. It takes about one minute to pull ALL of them and format a report.


    And most of that time is spent typing and clicking. The database spits out the answers so fast you’d swear it wasn’t a Government server.

    So unless they built the website and backend on old MACs and ATARI PC’s found in the Smithsonian, she d*mn well knows the exact numbers. She’s a liar, and frankly, she should be arrested and held in contempt of Congress.

    • Nukeman60

      Congress should indeed be up in arms about it, as they know this as much as you or I. What confounds me these days is the huge number of times Congress remains quiet about what this administration claims and what they are trying to get away with.

      The only word that comes to mind is – implicit.

      (but then I’m a conspiracy theorist, when I’m not so busy being a racist, white cracker).

      • I have to agree. I cannot conceive of any form of blackmail they have over a typical Republican that would cause them to betray their country so badly.

        Maybe one or two have some nasty skeletons in the closet, but the majority? I mean, I’d give up a failed marriage if it meant saving the country, so adultry blackmail wouldn’t do it. Everyone’s gay these days, so coming out of the closet is a resume enhancer, so that’s not it.

        Money? How much money do they frikkin’ need? I wouldn’t betray the nation for a few hundred thou. I know the graft is bad, but none of them are going to be Billionares from Congressional graft.

        And going even darker, what imminent threat would cause them to go along with this crap from Obama? Alien invasion? Impending asteroids that will wipe out life (so why not spend like crazy now to go out with a bang?) None of those wild-a$$ reasons would make me go along with Obama.

        So I just can’t fathom Republicans. Not at all.

        • tinlizzieowner

          ‘The Beltway’ is it’s own country. Don’t confuse it with the way any of us have to live. :-{

          • Heh. “Welcome to the Beltway! Put your brains in the small box to your left, please.”

            • tinlizzieowner

              Your lobbyist is waiting in your office. :-{

        • Nukeman60

          Character and morals. Something both you and I would say we either have or strive to make better and stronger.

          Most of those politicians in Washington have lost all sense of character and idea of morals. Period.

      • Lady_Penguin

        That’s because Boehner and his henchmen, Cantor and McCarthy, are in charge. The Dems either have something on them, or they’re in on wanting the power (which they are) or both.

    • conservativenews

      You’re exactly right. I’m a web developer and I work with databases. It takes only a few joint queries to fetch any report you need. 6 million is probably close to 2 million, but they can’t stop lying. We will find out eventually.

      • Nukeman60

        You ain’t seen nothing yet. Wait till April 1st (the day after the deadline) and watch the numbers skyrocket.

        Interesting that the deadline is March 31st, so that the announcement of how they did could come out on April fool’s day. Hmmm…

      • Yep. And six million records is a joke. You could handle that with punch cards.

        PayPal probably processes that many uniques every day, if not more. Not to mention the credit card companies with their billions of transaction records.

        • tinlizzieowner

          This isn’t a decent evening’s worth of “But Wait, There’s More”, expanding water hose, credit card, TV purchases.

          • Ch-Ch-CH-Chia!

            • tinlizzieowner

              Ya mean like this? 😉 😉

      • I wondered if they took it down this morning to add in the dead people like they do with voter rolls.

    • NYGino

      Maybe they’re using a refurbished Commodore 64.

    • Suzyqpie

      You are talking about life in the private sector where there is accountability. In the private sector databases are developed to provide information to people in companies who have to make profit. Access to information and stats contribute to their ability to make profit. The absence of information at HHS provides plausible deniability. And they are free to fabricate the stats that they desire.

    • jrt

      Also, anyone can take orders over the phone for some magic healthcare, but the actual money that gets collected will be far worse and less than that of a private insurance Co. that would go through a pool of employees

      • Oh, yeah. That money collected will end up in the General Fund, just like Social Security and Medicare. When it’s time to pay out, that money will have been spent long ago.

        The money to pay for healthcare will have to come out of the general budget, which really means more federal debt.

  • Yazz55

    They’re not cooking the books. They’re just proclaiming what the “truth” is for today. The “truth” is what the obamessiah regime wants it to be. It can be changed or altered for any reason whatsoever, at any time. And then it will be the new “truth”. Facts and reality have no bearing on the “truth” in any way shape or form.

  • tinlizzieowner

    Today is the deadline for, ………………………. Oh, wait a minute, no it isn’t.

  • clockwindingdown

    One thing Our Country can count on with this regime is, LYING! Lying about this, lying about that, sleight of hand here, point to blame over there, and LIE, LIE, LIE, LIE, LIE! They get caught everytime in spite of a media attempting to provide cover…

    The only ones believing their lies are themselves, they probably aren’t even sure what the truth is, they lie to each other just in case! Reminds me of Colonel Flagg from the TV series M.A.S.H. who said, “I keep my mind in a constant state of confusion, even I don’t know what I’m thinking”

    • Lady_Penguin

      The trouble? low-information voters only catch the media’s 30 sec soundbites, so the brainwashing remains intact. The message: “Democrats are good, Republicans are evil.” That’s been the branding for the past 100 years of the Progressive movement, though media became totally unbalanced in the past couple of decades.

      • clockwindingdown

        If we look at the current GOP leadership we see the message is accurate, they are evil… I get what you are saying though…

  • john

    Obamacare is tormenting us with endless barrage of phone calls and
    letters (money is no object), to justify the employment of millions of
    ACORN and other DNC members; all of them have our personal info, and
    all are very honest and had criminal background check….right? No. Far, far left.
    Move over, Cuba

  • timerunnersc

    Obama and the Democrat party cooking the books about the facts surrounding Obamacare? That’s the understatement of the year! More like burning the books along with The US Constitution, The Bill Of Rights and The Declaration Of Independence.

    • NYGino

      Hey Obama, in case you didn’t know, it’s Fahrenheit 451.

      • timerunnersc

        Oath Keepers speaking out!

      • Hey East Coast. Don’t know if you still get alerts or not, but I’ll take it on a chance that you’ll see this.

        Please check this site out when you can. It will feel a little like home to you. We’re all still Scoop family, but there’s another new site up now to flock to as well. 🙂

        • NYGino

          Hi West Coast, yes, I still get notifications. Thanks for the heads up on this. Have been a bit low key for the past week, two (out of three) of my sisters have been visiting from the frigid north and I’ve been having a blast with them, liberal politics aside. We’ve declared a truce in that area and agreed to just enjoy family reminisces. Works for me although I still, slyly “inform” them of the error of their ways in my own subtle way.

          Miss our discussions but I promise I’ll be back with a vengeance!!

          • lol. I know that feeling. I’m glad though you’re having fun. Look forward to seeing when you can have time to be here & the new place 🙂

            • NYGino


        • NYGino

          Hey West Coast! I just found out what and who this is all about! Isn’t this wonderful. Thanks again for the message.


    obama’s Creditability , what a EMBARRASSMENT he is . Cooking the books . Not him .

  • It is called FRAUD.

    Where are the Impeachment hearings?

  • It’s not that it’s a failing message- it’s a pile of crap that most people didn’t want and most of us know it’s bull crap. It’s something that was shoved down people’s throats who never asked for it, but are paying for it in ways that have been or will be crushing to families who were just fine without the jackwagons in Washington and the white house who voted for something most of them needed to pass to know whats in it.

    We may define a republic to be…a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people, and is administered by persons holding their offices during pleasure for a limited period, or during good behavior. – James Madison, Federalist 39, 1788

    Pure democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. – James Madison, Federalist 10, 1787

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  • iaintlyin

    to rip part of a page out of the libs book, “Who Needs Proof”, the right minded office holders should back up Barrasso to the hilt (loud and clear)and call the whole scam A SCAM. Don’t waver from the language and force the pertinent numbers to be revealed.

  • Sentinel

    I don’t need a senator telling me this. I don’t need the papers or the MSM. I don’t need an old Romanian woman with a crystal ball… we ALL KNOW they’re lying – honestly, they have been from the beginning. It’s in their DNA. Their brains are wired directly to their anuses… that’s how they’re able to effortlessly spew this crap. They lie! Obama is the KING OF LIARS. The media does whatever he wishes for them to do. The Demoncraps, liberals, moochers, etc. they all lie in order to support their habit (power and freebies). They’re all addicted to lying. So, while it’s nice to hear it… talk is cheap my friend. Why don’t you round up some of your buddies in D.C. and DO SOMETHING about? Walk the talk for crying out loud.

  • LoJoFo

    The president lied about his conversation with the Pope, didn’t he? This indicates how cynical he is about the People’s ability/desire to follow the bouncing lies.

  • They’ll lie about the numbers and then drag out any compliance with the FOIA for the next two years.

  • Conserv_58

    I want to hear ONE conservative talking head ask, how many illegal aliens have the communists, democrats, signed up in our foreign embassies? We just learned that these filthy pigs have released 70,000 illegal criminals back into society. This falls squarely on Eric, the racist, Holder’s shoulders. The sad reality is, we know he won’t prosecute them because he’s in up to his eyeballs in the corruption and criminal activity.

  • Mac in Texas

    Joe Wilson definately had it right and was nearly crucified for his statement.

  • ApplePie101

    They’re the same ‘people’ following Obama on Twitter.

  • Liberalism is Nonsense

    All the arguments for decisively defeating your liberal teachers and professors: