Let's see, the Chief Justice just wrote an opinion that the only reason the mandate is constitutional is because it's a tax. The tax will apply to all of the middle class who will either have to buy government authorized health insurance (certainly a tax in itself) or pay a tax. But it's not a middle class tax increase. Stephanie, you're awesome, but thanks for showing us how panicked you are.
I'd love to take a moment to savor yesterday's Supreme Court decision, but we don't have time.
Already, Mitt Romney and Republicans are out with outright falsehoods about Obamacare -- their favorite distortion being that this is somehow a broad tax on the middle class. In reality, this is all about personal responsibility -- and the "tax" they are trying to scare everyone about is actually a penalty for the 1 percent of people who can afford insurance but still choose not to buy it, leaving the rest of us to pay for their health care when they head to the emergency room.
There are some more whoppers in the email:
Obamacare builds on and improves the nation's private health care system.
More like doubles down on everything wrong with the current system and rewards those who contribute to Obama's electoral success. Another whopper from Stephanie.
Romney distortion: "Obamacare also means that for up to 20 million Americans, they will lose the insurance they currently have."Actually, factcheck.org says you just might lose your insurance.
The facts: Outright false.
Stephanie asks me to share her email with my friends and family, so I am happy to do so.