The launch of the Obamacare online exchanges this month has been a disaster for the White House.
Even the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein, one of MSNBC’s favorite liberal pundits and a prominent proponent of Obamacare, has described the rollout as an unmitigated failure.
“I really don’t think people should soft pedal what a bad launch this is,” Klein said on Morning Joe this week. “They’ve done a terrible job on this website. We’re a couple of weeks in, and people can’t sign up. People have tried 20, 30, 40 times. I mean it’s one thing for that to be true the first three or four days, it’s another thing for it to be true two or three weeks in.”
In light of this display of gross incompetence from the federal government — paying nearly half a billion dollars for an unworkable website that they had three years to prepare for — Americans should ask themselves: “Is it a good idea to put these bureaucrats in charge of doing our taxes?”
There are perennial calls in Washington for tax returns to be prepared by the Internal Revenue Service. Every April 15, like clockwork, a host of policy analysts take to the airwaves and op-ed pages to opine on how great it would be if the IRS prepared tax returns for most Americans.