Tuesday Night Charts & Graphs – The Health Care Mandate as a (relatively small) Tax Increase
July 3, 2012 Leave a comment
The idea that the health care mandate is the biggest tax increase in the history of the United States is a duplicitous charge that is wrong on so many levels. Let’s start with the factual level, and let’s look at it visually. The good folk at Talking Points Memo put together a graph that demonstrates how the health care mandate compares to the tax increases passed by Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan. Yeah, of course you knew the conservatives were lying, but it’s still productive to see it all laid out in bright blue bars.