ACA Fail Fractal
ACA’s Cost-Saving Measures Flounder
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  • LarryD

    Command and control founders again. As expected.

  • Corlyss

    Congress has never been very good at imposing taxes and fees on a large number of voters. They’re good at singling out small sectors of unpopularly rich guys or businesses, but not people that can actually hurt the Congressmen.

    • Thirdsyphon

      I think you have it exactly backwards. Congress ratchets up payroll taxes on middle-class wage earners almost every year, while hedge fund managers get to skate by with a tax rate under 15% that nobody seems able to fix. The reason is that small groups of wealthy guys can easily organize to preserve their tax breaks, whereas vast swaths of ordinary workers with less at stake for each individual one of them have a much harder time coordinating themselves into a lobby.

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