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Bloomberg Businessweek gives 'Obamacare' a spinning color wheel


The latest cover of Bloomberg Businessweek features a graphic sure to enrage Apple computer users across the globe: a spinning color wheel.

From the cover story:

The disastrous launch of,the online portal that was supposed to be the linchpin of the Affordable Care Act, has dealt a devastating blow to Obama’s vision. In the months leading up to the Oct. 1 rollout of the site, the president rarely compared his signature policy achievement to Medicare or Social Security. Instead, he favored analogies to e-commerce sites such as Orbitz, Travelocity, and Expedia. Obamacare was supposed to be the model for a 21st century social program, not a replica of programs built in the 20th. Now Republicans are seizing on the breakdown of the health exchange to reinforce the idea that government can’t do anything right—particularly not anything of this size. “The rollout of this law made a trip to the DMV look like a day in the park,” says Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

For P.C. users, the color wheel is the symbol that appears on Mac computers when programs aren't responding to commands.


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