Health care reform has steadily decreased in popularity since its passage as the Kaiser tracking poll shows; the individual mandate is deeply and extremely unpopular. Using the IRS to force Americans to buy a product from one of the most unpopular industries in America is so clearly a terrible idea that Democratic congressional candidates in contested races should think about suing the White House and their leadership for gross political malpractice. (If only some progressive blog had warned them about how unpopular the individual mandate would be without a public option.)
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday August 31, 2010 2:45 pm|
|By: Peterr Wednesday August 4, 2010 7:15 pm|
Missouri voters passed Proposition C, seeking to exempt Missourians from the individual mandate of the health insurance reform recently passed, and also the employer mandate. But if Missouri wants to nullify a federal law — what a quaint, pre-civil war notion — they’re going to have to defend it in court.
Fortunately, Missouri has plenty of money in the state coffers to waste it on a frivolous lawsuit.
Or, you know, not.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday August 3, 2010 11:59 am|
Today, important primaries are taking place in Michigan, Kansas and Missouri. FDL Elections will be live blogging the results as they come in this evening.