WH: Individual mandate now a tax.
Democrats, administration apologists hardest hit. (H/T: Hot Air Headlines) If you are surprised at this… [deep breath] well. You should not be. When Congress required most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats denied that they were creating a new tax. But in court, the Obama administration and its allies now defend the requirement as an exercise of the government’s “power to | Read More »
‘Read my lips: no new tax increases?’
AoSHQ linked to this piece mostly to highlight the Warren Buffet quote on cap and trade: “it’s a huge tax and there’s no sense calling it anything else. I mean, it is a tax. So it — and it’s a fairly regressive tax.” – Real quickly, Mr. Buffet: how did you vote in the last election, again? – …but I wanted to actually highlight the | Read More »
Barney Frank wants to cut defense spending by 25% and raise taxes.
This is not an exaggeration or euphemism. This is his intent. NEW BEDFORD — After the November election, Democrats will push for a second economic stimulus package that includes money for the states’ stalled infrastructure projects, along with help paying for healthcare expenses, food stamps and extended unemployment benefits, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank said Thursday. In a meeting with the editorial board of The Standard-Times, | Read More »