During an appearance in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today, Senator Marco Rubio likened the chance of Obamacare succeeding to the Denver Broncos launching a fourth quarter comeback against the Seattle Seahawks in last Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Obviously, that was good for a laugh. But if I were a Broncos fan, I would take great umbrage to Rubio’s remark. Yes, the Broncos had a horrible day on Sunday. But let’s not forget that the Broncos actually made it to the Super Bowl. The Broncos were the second best team in the NFL in 2013.
Not only is Obamacare not the second best federal government program, it makes Amtrak and the U.S. Postal Service look like paragons of efficiency. Or let me put it this way. If Rubio is going to compare Obamacare to a football team he should invoke the 2008 Detroit Lions who went 0-16. Better still, the junior Senator from Florida could also speak of the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers who went 0-14. This would be a far more apt comparison because when it comes to Obamacare no one wins.