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02 April 2010
Marriage Equality & The Census
Apr 2, 2010 6:15:00 AM
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Poll: Slightly More Americans Blame The Dems Than The Right's Rhetoric For Post Health Vote Violence
An appalling finding by Gallup: Americans hold all sides of the healthcare reform battle responsible for the rash of threatening e-mails, phone calls, and vandalism that erupted last week after the healthcare bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. Roughly half (49%) say controversial political maneuvers by Democratic leaders to secure the votes they needed were a major reason. Nearly as many blame harsh criticism of the bill by both conservative media commentators and Republican leaders. Overall, a majority of Americans surveyed in the March 26-28 USA Today/Gallup poll believe each factor was at least a minor explanation for these extreme public reactions to the bill's passage. Republicans mainly blame the actions of Democratic leaders while, in equal measure, Democrats mainly blame the rhetoric of conservative commentators and Republican leaders. Political independents are somewhat more likely to attribute responsibility to Democratic leaders' actions than to Republican leaders' words. A...
The Right's Specious Claim That ‘ObamaCare’ Is Destroying Wealth
Uwe Reinhardt, a Princeton economics professor: A coalition of 300 large American corporations is lobbying Congress to rescind a tax provision in the recently passed health reform bill. This provision forces companies to book sizable write-offs in the current quarter. In its lead editorial of March 27-28, The Wall Street Journal decried the provision as “The ObamaCare Writedowns,” writing that ObamaCare passed Congress in its final form on Thursday night, and the returns are already rolling in. Yesterday AT&T announced that it will be forced to make a $1 billion writedown due solely to the health bill, in what has become a wave of corporate losses. This wholesale destruction of wealth and capital came with more than ample warning. What might have prompted the Obama administration and its allies in Congress to embark on this alleged “wholesale destruction of wealth?” Is it, in fact, a wholesale destruction of wealth? To...
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The More Dependent on the Government You Are, the More You Want to Cut It!
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