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Updated at 3:01 p.m. ET. House Republicans advanced a bill on Friday that would continue funding the government at current spending levels for nearly three months but would strip money appropriated to fund Obamacare, following through on months of ...
Anyone who reads this blog is likely to have a vastly different opinion on the issue of Obamacare or American health care more generally than another person who reads this blog.
But there ARE facts on which we can agree.
First, it is a fact that household income started to fall in the US in 2000. Before Obamacare.
Second, it is a fact that household income fell even farther starting in the years 2007-2009 as the US dealt with a major economic recession caused by fraud on Wall Street and in the big banks. Before Obamacare.
Third, health care costs for the average American have been rising for more than a decade. Before Obamacare.
So why are members of Congress--supposedly educated lawmakers--blaming one law (Obamacare) on our economic problems and rising health care costs?