"It's really a tax on people."
"This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO (Congressional Budget Office) did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes the bill dies."
"The healthy people will pay in, the sick people will get money."
"Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage."
"Call it the stupidity of the American people or whatever...[lack of transparency] was really critical to get it to pass."As one comment observed, "It's legislation by lies." Yup, and the Obama administration continuously illustrates that lying is its default position. The bigger lies the better and the "stupid" American people will swallow them whole like the thin cows of famine in pharaoh's dream swallowed up the fat cows of plenty. Get ready for the belt-tightening, America.
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