Off Course

As ex-Speaker Pelosi inelegantly forecast, now that Obamacare is law, we are learning what is in it, including substantial opportunities for identity theft.

Our eyes and sensibilities are being burned regularly as the many layers of that odious and acrid onion are peeled back and we are confronted with more of the horrors that lie within it.

Just this last week it was revealed that:

Tens of thousands of health care professionals, union workers and community activists (will be) hired as "navigators" to help Americans choose Obamacare options....(and) provide free translators for those not fluent in English -- no matter what their native language is.

These "navigators" will earn "an estimated pay of $20-$48 an hour."

But that might not be the worst of it.

Former New York Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey is the author of the book, Beating Obamacare, and she may know more about that monstrosity than nearly anyone. She has been explaining that this "navigator" program is more than an enormous and expensive affirmative-action employment scheme.

In interviews with Stuart Varney (caution -- may autoplay) on Fox Business' "Varney & Co." and with Eric Bolling,who was subbing on Fox News' "Cavuto & Co.," Ms. McCaughey showed that it is also a gargantuan and unchecked identity-information scoop into which individuals will be pouring, unknowingly, massive doses of personal data:

There's nothing in here about background checks. You're going to hand them your Social Security number, your address, your financial information[.]

That means that all of that data will be in the hands of those unscreened "navigators,"and that data will be unprotected and available for use by large numbers of people who will have the opportunity to harm those who divulge that information.

Keep that Kleenex box handy, folks, because you may not have seen anything yet.

h/t Rick

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