Monday, December 30, 2013

Get ready to whine

Megan McArdle pictures the bad news looming if the Obama administration try to hit some taxpayers with the individual mandate.
If the administration had been resolute in the face of early complaints, and had stuck to the rules it wrote before October, then it would be in a stronger position to deny the next round of complainers. But it hasn’t. And each round of special exceptions makes denying the next one harder: “The president was willing to help them, but not us! What’s wrong with us? Doesn’t the president care about people like me?” When you stick to the rules for everyone, you are not making any particular statement when you enforce them in an individual case.
Think we'll have any problems finding families hurt by Obamacare.

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