Headlines I Wish I Hadn’t Seen

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  1. BHS says:

    “Are we going to start seeing Pro-ObamaCare messages in the movies?”

    I’m sure we will. They’ve already started tucking it into TV shows all the time, either Obamacare or lack of health insurance, etc.

  2. Sarah T. says:

    “Surprise: ObamaCare redistributes income.”

    “Most families will be unaffected by reform,” Aaron and Burtless wrote. “Their insurance arrangements will not change, and they are not expected to pay higher taxes or premiums to finance reform or their own insurance.”

    Most will be unaffected? Will not see higher premiums? What?

    • Andrew says:

      “Their insurance arrangements will not change, and they are not expected to pay higher taxes or premiums to finance reform or their own insurance.”

      There is overwhelming evidence that most families will certainly see changes to their insurance arrangements and an increase in premiums. What data were they looking at?

  3. Thomas says:

    “The Affordable Care Act: Comedy, Drama & Reality – Portraying ObamaCare in TV & Film.”

    With as liberal bias as the media has, is this any surprise that they will be portraying pro-ObamaCare on TV and film.

    • Matthew says:

      Just think, if we had functional health care, then we wouldn’t have had a plot for Breaking Bad.

  4. Jay says:

    “More than $100 billion is wasted annually by 13 of the largest federal programs.”

    How about instead of expanding funding we just reduce waste? Did the government ever think of that one?

  5. Jay says:

    “Princes do not tend to go after Cinderellas.”

    Well, it is called a fairy tale for a reason.

  6. Walter Q. says:

    When the families from the Princes and Cinderellas are increasingly becoming more and more separated with income inequality, it is only natural to assume those marrying each other come from similar backgrounds.

  7. Bill B. says:

    “…how much the government pays for Medicare or Medicaid.”

    The study from the Brookings Institution really is simple. Medicaid expansion leads to increases in income for the poorest. To get to the meat of the argument, how much poorer are the middle class becoming because of ObamaCare?

  8. Buster says:

    Another reason for inequality: Princes aren’t marrying Cinderellas.

    A generation ago, up and coming young women were taught how to act ladylike to attract a successful men in charm school. For the middle class, charm school was often just a class or series of classes. The wealthy sent daughters to women’s colleges — finishing school as they were called. In charm school young women were also taught how to identify successful men. In an age before globalization and cheap imports, you could supposedly ascertain a man’s status by the quality of his shoes and watch. I think the idea was that men who were pretending to be more successful than they actually were tended to buy flashy things (i.e. cars) but usually didn’t bother with the details (shoes and watch).

    The famous girls’ finishing schools are mostly gone now and most young women probably don’t know what a charm school is. Yet there is still a segment of the population that understands Marrying Up as a desirable goal. All else being equal, beautiful women can marry above their station. But increasingly what successful men find most attractive in women is success rather than beauty (although a bit of both is always good!).