The Corner

If You Like Your Checking Account, You Can Keep Your Checking Account

Looks like the government may have found a way to pay down all that debt:

Shannon Bruner of Indianola logged on to her checking account Monday morning, and found she was almost 800 dollars in the negative.

“The first thing I thought was, ‘I got screwed,’” she said.

The Bruners enrolled for insurance on the Washington Healthplanfinder website, last October. They say they selected the bill pay date to be December 24th. Instead the Washington Healthplanfinder drafted the 835 dollar premium Monday.

But don’t worry, the government is in full compliance with its requirement to give them advance notice of the early seizure:

Washington Healthplanfinder emailed the Bruners a few days ago telling them to log in to view their invoice, something they couldn’t do because the website has been down. The Bruners haven’t been able to get through on the helpline either. They finally contacted Healthplanfinder administrators by posting a message on their Facebook page.

Renting a blimp to fly over the Healthplanfinder parking lot may also work.

By the way, just to make certain your Obamacare application will be fully processed by January 1st, the government is thoughtfully garnishing your first month’s premium twice:

One viewer emailed KING 5 saying, “They drafted my account this morning for a second time.”

When Obama has your PIN, it’s Christmas all year round. For him.

Mark Steyn — Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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