Friday, November 15, 2013

Issa Accuses Obama of Trying to Make Affordable Care Act Work

Rep. Darrell Issa (Rep-CA). (photo: M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)
Rep. Darrell Issa (Rep-CA).
(photo: M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker
12 November 13

The article below is satire. Andy Borowitz is an American comedian and New York Times-bestselling author who satirizes the news for his column, "The Borowitz Report."

n an explosive accusation, the House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R-California) today charged President Obama with "using all the resources at his disposal to make the Affordable Care Act work."
Accusing the President of participating in "a wide-ranging conspiracy," Mr. Issa told reporters that "behind closed doors, the President has quietly assembled a high-tech brain trust that is working around the clock to fix the Healthcare.gov Web site - at government expense."
Rep. Issa said that he would call for a new round of hearings and would subpoena "all those persons suspected of being involved in the ongoing plot to fix Obamacare."
"This is a conspiracy, if you will, that goes all the way to the top," Rep. Issa said. "If there is a plan to fix Obamacare, what did the President know about that plan and when did he know it?"
Rep. Issa concluded his remarks on a defiant note, drawing a line in the sand: "If the President thinks he is going to repair that Web site so that it works when anyone tries to access it, I've got news for him: not on my watch."
 
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