In the primaries, Obama distinguished himself from Clinton on health care by opposing an individual mandate. In the general election, he distinguished himself from McCain by opposing taxes on health benefits. So now he is trying to pass bills with both an individual mandate and taxes on health benefits — and his supporters are saying that Congress should go along because he won the election.
So recent you can still taste the bile
- It’s easy to forget that both major parties are hot messes at the moment.
- There are certain harms that are nonactionable
- Ike’s opinion of Lee – interesting
- When “individuals are abstract and utopian fantasies regnant”
- When nuance is unacceptable and clarity essential
- Astronomy pictures of the fortnight, LXXII – solar eclipse edition
- RCAAs and Plutonomies
- Bipartisan solution to Obamacare
- Trauma, chaos; new consensus to follow?
- Better deal rebranding