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Less and less popular: Obamacare's shine fades
Americans were supposed to learn what was in the bill after it was passed, as Nancy Pelosi famously put it. Slowly, they are learning that the enormous bureaucracy that the law requires will not be implemented in time, will not lower health insurance costs, will require many Americans happy with their insurance to lose it, and will result in many full-time employees being switched to part-time work.
A Gallup poll last week found that only 22 percent of Americans said the law would make their family's health care situation better, while 42 percent said the law would make it worse. Slightly more than half (52 percent) of Americans disapproved of the law, while only 44 percent approved.
Through Obamacare, Americans soon will learn what political philosopher Hannah Arendt meant when she wrote, "In a fully developed bureaucracy there is nobody left with whom one could argue, to whom one could present grievances, on whom the pressures of power could be exerted. Bureaucracy is the form of government in which everybody is deprived of political freedom, of the power to act; for the rule by Nobody is not no-rule, and where all are equally powerless we have a tyranny without a tyrant."
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