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Today Jake Tapper writes that our fan of taxing union plans was an officially – well – paid shill for the Obama administration
In November this blog, too, cited Gruber’s work with no disclosure (and no knowledge) that he had nearly $400,000 in lucrative contracts with the Department of Health and Human Services.
Tapper is quick to conclude that this doesn’t mean Gruber’s arguments are wrong.
I guess his argiments should stand on their own:
Moreover, most experts and Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation assume that most companies would not end up paying this tax but would instead reduce their insurance spending to below the threshold for the tax. And when firms reduce their insurance generosity, they make it up in higher pay for their workers.
Yeah, that’s the ticket!
and if common sense isn’t enough, there’s a study debunking this too
Seems PUMAs are everywhere these days – this is a copy of the resignation letter as published by Boston Globe
Friends and members of the FDTC,
I am writing this letter to tell you that as of this morning I have switched my voter registration from Democratic to Unenrolled and hence am resigning as the FDTC chair.
I am a lifetime Democrat so this has been a very hard step for me to take but I’ve come to the conclusion that the Democratic Party no longer stands for anything I believe in.
Amongst the many reasons for resignation:
1. Our state of Perpetual War is continuing and even expanding. Next thing you know we’ll be in Yemen. Our resources are being spent, horrible atrocities are being committed by US troops, and the wars are pointless and unwinnable. See Western troops accused of executing 10 Afghan civilians, including children.
3. The continuing erosion of our civil rights to the point where American citizens are no longer guaranteed due process or habeas corpus, which basically means anyone the government deems as troublesome can be “disappeared”. See One day we’ll all be terrorists.
and ends with healthcare reform – and unlike most – mentions women’s rights
. And as a final insult, it includes provisions stripping women of the most basic right of all – ownership of their own bodies. Note to Democrats – pro-choice is in the party’s platform and you don’t compromise on principles.
WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG????
Interestingly enough lots of B0bots also cheer,
but some food fight ensues
Then throw your vote away, the Democratic party will survive without you, and those of us who remain
will make a difference
girl gone mad (
22. ”the Democratic party will survive without you”
Since it’s Saturday, some economic realities can be dumped today
Newsday doesn’t seem so confident in Obama plans judging by page placement. Other papers don’t even bother to headline it
Wall Street Journal has the right headline
and Daily News sticks to terrorism