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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Avik Roy
Add this one to the list of government-shutdown victims, fresh from the official White House website: "Due to Congress's failure to pass legislation to fund the government, the information on this website may not be up to date. Some submissions may not be processed, and we may not be able to respond to your inquiries."
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, who has been toying with a White House run himself, is convinced that Americans should not have to pay taxes during the federal government shutdown.
A welcome relief for fatigued viewers, or stealthy propaganda outlet? Al-Jazeera America arrives on the airwaves at 3 p.m. Tuesday with promises of credible news and weighty content, powered by funds from the Qatar government.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that Obamacare is going to make health care unaffordable to a shockingly large number of poor people - many of them single and childless.
"If too many sick people sign up, and not enough healthy people, the average ... [costs] per enrollee will increase, leading to higher premiums that are increasingly unaffordable for average Americans," writes Avik Roy, a health care analyst, at Forbes magazine's website.
But they were more afraid that letting people see the underlying cost of Obamacare's insurance plans would scare people away," he notes, adding in summation: "Political objectives trumped operational objectives."