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There's NO Way This Can Be True, Can It?

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  1. duxrule

    Personal incomes and personal spending were up in January. Why? Impacts from the ACA. According to the O'Haters, that couldn't POSSIBLY happen, could it?

    Obamacare Effects Account for Most of Income, Spending Increases
    The Affordable Care Act, President Barack Barack Obama’s signature health law, is already boosting household income and spending.

    The Commerce Department reported Monday that consumer spending rose a better-than-expected 0.4% and personal incomes climbed 0.3% in January. The new health-care law accounted for a big chunk of the increase on both fronts.

    Posted on March 5, 2014 - 08:10 AM #
  2. Vitalogy


    Posted on March 5, 2014 - 06:07 PM #
  3. duxrule

    Nah...They're all too busy dithering over what Obama is "not doing" in the Ukraine. :roll:

    Posted on March 5, 2014 - 06:13 PM #
  4. Deane Johnson

    You libs just never catch on, do you. There is no free lunch.

    Posted on March 5, 2014 - 07:06 PM #
  5. Amus

    That was insightful.

    Posted on March 5, 2014 - 07:59 PM #
  6. missing_kskd


    Who mentioned "free" Deane?

    Posted on March 5, 2014 - 08:38 PM #
  7. Anonymous

    When I was working for Zynga we got free lunch every day.

    Much about the effect of ACA on the economy is still to be shaken out so I wouldn't get overly excited by a one month sample.

    Posted on March 5, 2014 - 08:43 PM #
  8. missing_kskd

    Yep. It is a nice start. After a year or two, we can compare outcomes to the net positive CBO score on the ACA.

    Posted on March 5, 2014 - 08:54 PM #
  9. Vitalogy

    Yes, it's early, but the early data are showing that the GOP will lose the argument on Obamacare over the long term if these trends stick.

    Remember, the trend is your friend, unless you argue against the trend.

    Posted on March 5, 2014 - 09:06 PM #
  10. NoParty

    Deane with the GOP/Teabagger response...


    Posted on March 6, 2014 - 02:53 AM #