Romney’s Provable Lie About the Mandate

By: Friday July 6, 2012 1:19 pm

Sadly it is not unusual for politicians to lie; but when most politicians lie, they don’t do so in ways that can be immediately proven to be lies. Politicians tend to lie by stretching the truth, deceptively citing data, and using clever language designed to mislead. The biggest politician lies tend to be campaign promises [...]

The Many Layers to Romney’s Confusing Message on the Individual Mandate Tax

By: Thursday July 5, 2012 10:58 am

When the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act one political silver lining for Republicans is that the Court effectively declared the individual mandate a tax. The problem for Republicans, though, is that Mitt Romney championed a near identical mandate in Massachusetts. As a result, Republican efforts exploit this tax issue have been extremely awkward. [...]

It’s a Tax!

By: Friday June 29, 2012 11:37 am

Yesterday the Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Affordable Care Act was seen as a serious disappointment to Conservatives who hoped the entire law would be struck down, but they did at least get a political consolation prize from Chief Justice John Roberts. Roberts declared that the sole reason the individual mandate is constitutional [...]

56% of Californians Support Legalizing Marijuana Use

By: Thursday April 22, 2010 10:58 am

Fifty-six percent of adults living in the state think California should legalize the use of marijuana, while only 42% oppose, according to a new SurveyUSA poll. The level of support is basically unchanged from last year, when a Field Research poll found that 56% of registered voters in California supported legalizing and taxing marijuana for [...]

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