Hat tip to Adam Feser!
Indeed, when an argument invokes Hitler and the Nazis, it's hit bottom. But bless Rep. Barney Frank for living up to his name and calling the likening of health coverage reform to Nazism and protrayals of Obama as Hitler as "vile contemptible nonsense."
If more Democrats would just give simple, straightforward answers like this, simply telling people exactly what's in the bill, we'd see health coverage reform pass the very day they get back from the August recess. Too bad Barney Frank won't be at DakotaFest....
Rep. Frank also offers a wonderful rebuttal to a businessman's complaint that President Obama is taxing us into oblivion, noting that the Obama Administration hasn't raised a single tax. As a matter of fact, President Obama has actually cut taxes for 98.6% of working households to the tune fo $288 billion dollars, over a third of the stimulus package. As Adam and I and Bruce Bartlett notes a few days ago, taxes in 2009 will constitute a lower percentage of our GDP than they did in Reagan's best days. So even if President Obama does raise taxes to pay for health coverage reform, he has a lot of room to go before bringing taxes back to the levels under President Bush.
Bring on your worst, Republicans. We Dems can still win, if we just tell the truth.
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