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Is ObamaCare the Largest Tax Increase in History?

Healthcare Reform

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled in a 5-4 decision that the Individual Mandate is constitutional. This means that the Federal Government may require citizens to carry health insurance or pay a tax penalty.

In response, Conservatives are claiming that this fortifies their argument that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is the largest increase in taxes on the American “middle-class”. However, facts seem to state otherwise:

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MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann on Citizen’s United [VIDEO]

MSNBC: Countdown with Keith Olbermann

MSNBC: Countdown with Keith Olbermann

The sudden rise of Super PACs are almost exclusively tied to the Supreme Court ruling on Citizen’s United v. Federal Elections Commission. This in turn will grant corporations, unions and individuals the right to donate unlimited funds to outside groups to campaign for or against candidates (1).

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