I am generally ambivalent towards Sebelius’s resignation. Don’t get me wrong. It’d be nice to see her fired or forced to resign. But then she’d be replaced by someone equally as power hungry or moreso. It’s kind of like calling for Bernanke’s resignation. How can someone adequately fill a position to run an institution that is in and of itself unconstitutional and immoral?
Everybody knows that if Sebelius were forced to resign, Obamacare would not cease to be a disaster. But politicians on both sides seem to think that as long as a few key people get fired, that’ll fix the problem and everyone will be satisfied. (Think IRS scandal.) That’s not good enough.
Sebelius is one thing, and yes, I think she should resign. But I don’t think she should be the focus. The focus should still be on Obamacare and stopping it in its tracks. Repealing the law. Of course, it obviously isn’t as “law of the land” as the liberals keep saying it is. The Obama administration has been breaking their own law left and right, and no one cares.
So, Sebelius says she isn’t going to resign, because she doesn’t work for the people. She works for the President:
“My goal is to actually get the website up and running. The majority of people calling for me to resign I would say are people who I don’t work for and who do not want this program to work in the first place. I have had frequent conversations with the president and I have committed to him that my role is to get the program up and running and we will do just that.”
Yeah, she wants to actually get the website up and running. They’ve had all of three years to do that and how many millions of dollars? Not to state the obvious, but this program wouldn’t work whether we wanted it to or not. It’s not a failure simply because there were citizens who “didn’t want it to work.” It’s a failure, because that’s sadly the nature of government programs. They’re colossal wastes of money, and they’re run inefficiently, to put it mildly. That’s what happens when you have an endless supply of other people’s money. There’s no incentive to be careful with it.
And as for her not working for us, well, we already knew that. That’s sort of a given when you’re that high in government.