During the ObamaCare debate many people wondered why the Democrats would be so willing to push through an indecipherable mess that they had not read, and worse, had no idea what it meant.
Remember, they couldn't even say for sure whether they were exempted or included in several of the provisions.
But in those moments of bewilderment for the American people, innumerable conservative voices were explaining exactly what the Democrat strategy was: enact something - anything, and then you can amend like crazy later.
In other words, this was their one chance to get something established. It was far from what they envisioned (Obama has already stated on the record, as have many of his fellow travelers on the left, that their end goal is a single-payer universal, socialized healthcare system), but it was critical to get the nose under the tent.
And they did just that. The foot was in the door. So when stories like this break, where even a group that supports nationalized healthcare acknowledges that the cost of ObamaCare was ridiculously lowballed:
In passing ObamaCare, Democrats argued that it would provide a net relief to the budget deficit in its balance of new taxes and fees, drastic cuts to Medicare Advantage, and the subsidies it would provide to Americans making $88,000 a year or less. A new study commissioned by Families USA, a group that supports ObamaCare, shows that the Democrats and the CBO badly miscalculated the level of subsidies provided. In the first year (2014), 28 million Americans would have eligibility for more than $110 billion, outstripping the Congressional/CBO estimate by almost 600%."
...it becomes obvious the strategy is unfolding. The "solution" to this problem for the Dems will be to "amend" and fix the bill. They will continue "amending" and "changing" the system until we arrive at their original objective and it's too late to go back.
That's exactly why Rick Moran writes,
Unless the Democrats are stopped cold in court or through total repeal, they will be amending this bill for decades.