Fox among other right wing pundits are claiming that the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, are claiming that the individual mandate amounts to a massive new tax on all americans. Some claiming it is the largest tax increase in history.
But of course the right continues to rely on lies, as well as collective amnesia to attack this law.
After all, the individual mandate was a republican idea, one they have supported for more then two decades. The Heritage Foundation actually called it an Anti-Freerider Tax when they were refining the idea of the individual mandate.
And of course they ignore the fact the law is built on the law proposed, supported, and passed by thier presidential candidate when he was governor of MA. And they are silent on the hypocrisy of his now saying he will repeal Obamacare.
Of course, the left, (and the supposed leftist news media) has done a poor job of actually explaining the Affordable Care Act. And of countering the misrepresentations and outright lies from the right.
As Thomas Jefferson said in mumerous forms over his years- the citiens must be well informed for our government to work, and to prevent the abuses of power. The right seems to have twisted this to be that the citizens must be misinformed or uninformed to allow the rights accumalation of power.