Friday, July 12, 2013

More broken windows in Kentucky, with a twist

Gov. Steve Beshear announced today with great fanfare the creation of 1300 new Kentucky jobs with a company called General Dynamics. He seriously downplayed the fact these workers will fulfill the company's federal ObamaCare "customer service" contract. 

In fact, you really have to know what you are looking for to find it in the announcement at all.

Worse, the state is doling out to the company up to $11.5 million in unconstitutional tax credits and "wage assessments" against the employees.

So, if you are keeping score at home, these are 1300 federally funded call center jobs created with borrowed money to "help" people navigate the web sites set up in states who refused to set up their own ObamaCare exchanges to buy health insurance with illegal tax subsidies to avoid illegal tax penalties that was supposed to be easier to purchase than before the exchanges and the customer service providers but isn't and was supposed to be cheaper to purchase before all the new regulations, taxes, subsidies, penalties and fees but isn't while Kentucky launches a similar contract with Xerox to provide similar services here with 100 employees who won't be needed when the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange is thrown out as illegal later this year by Kentucky courts. Maybe some of those people can then go to work on the federal exchange with General Dynamics, if the law and the exchanges are still around -- which they probably won't be.

Surely it would have been easier to just break a few windows.