Before the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, the principal GOP lines of attack against the law were hyperbolic, but subjective: government takeover of health care, unconstitutional overreach, etc.
From the moment the Court determined the law stands as an exercise of Congress’ taxing power, though, Republicans have gone empirical. They now say that if the mandate is a tax, then it’s one of the greatest tax hikes in history.
In the wake of the decision, Rush Limbaugh said, “what we now have is the biggest tax increase in the history of the world.”
OK, as we stated, TPL will have a piece on how Obama care helps Latinos soon. Take note however, that the false attacks - lies have started. See this article by Talking Points Memo where they point out Rush Limbaugh said, “what we now have is the biggest tax increase in the history of the world.” This is what you will hear now - the biggest tax hike or a tax on the middle class - all lies. Remember and pass on it is a fact that of 300 million Americans about 250 million benefit form health care already and Obama care does not change that. In reality approximately 2-4 percent of our population is impacted by the tax penalty. TPL will get more accurate numbers but it is not the biggest tax hike in history or a tax on the middle class so please remember this and pass it on and also correct your Right -wing friends who only listen to Rush. TPL (www.theprogressivelatino.com