IRS left mostly toothless on this tax
"The IRS has been specifically forbidden ... from ever actually pursuing either civil or criminal remedies" for people who don’t purchase health insurance.
Not a Google-like launch
"No one beta-tested" healthcare.gov.
Just one survey of big businesses
"Half of all CEOs say that the shutdown and the threat of shutdown set back their plans to hire over the next six months."
80% sold for humans and livestock are for animals
"Eighty percent of the antibiotics in this country are fed to livestock."
The win that got away
Democrats already agreed to "a deal that Republicans wanted, that Eric Cantor said would be a win."
Debt ceiling fight put dent in Dow
Because of the 2011 debt ceiling fight, "the stock market lost 2,000 points."
More people have opinions on Obamacare than Part D
"At the time that (Medicare Part D) was passed (it) was actually less popular than the Affordable Care Act, according to the polls."
Sanctions costing Iran's economy
Under economic sanctions, "now Iran is suffering 30 percent inflation, 20 percent unemployment."
At the high end of estimates
"Up to half of all Americans have a pre-existing condition."
Yes, but majority favors most elements of reform
"(Obamacare) is a bill which has never once had a majority of Americans favor it."
This mandate affects people too, not just firms
Chris Van Hollen
The employer mandate "affects only 5 percent of businesses in this country."
Number is fuzzy, but reasonable
The United Nations has conducted "172 successful peacekeeping missions and negotiations."
A shift yes, but a lot hinges on the question you ask
"Before President Obama acted in Libya in 2011, the American people were opposed to military action by 35 to 60. After he took action, they were in support of it 54 to 43."
Yes, though at the cost of 11 million more uninsured
"CBO reports that delaying the Obamacare individual mandate will reduce the deficit by $35 billion over ten years."
Taboo before they were fully developed
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Says there's a "100-year-old international norm not to use chemical weapons."
Yes, though that's half the rate of increase of the previous nine years
Republican National Committee
"The average family premium has increased by 29% under Obama!"
Rare rejection didn't stop NATO air attack
"The House did vote against engagement in Kosovo, and Bill Clinton kept fighting anyway. And, then, ultimately, a vote did pass."
Many others have been protected from extinction, however
Under the Endangered Species Act, "only 1 percent of the species that have been listed have actually been delisted."
Progress is less in terms of all greenhouse gases
"We are about halfway" to the president’s goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions and "about half of that is because of the substitution of natural gas for coal in the power sector."
It depends on how you define "Southeast"
South Carolina has "the fastest-growing economy in the Southeast."
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