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#1 An interesting thing to watch over the next couple of weeks is whether the pace of corporate donations to Champ picks up. One effect of Thursday's debacle is that the value of an exemption from Obamacare just went up, since it's now more likely that Obamacare will become a reality. So Champ and his crew are in a much position to raise money by selling exemptions like a medieval bishop selling indulgences. It's a tough business choice: you can donate to Romney and hope that he gets elected and kills Obamacare by executive fiat, or donate to Champ in exchange for an assurance of an exemption. Or hedge your bet and do both.
Another thing to watch for is whether Champ cuts off the "it's a tax on the middle class" argument by announcing a broad policy that the tax won't be collected unless the individual in question refuses to genuflect to the new Emperor.
Posted by Matt 2012-07-01 18:37||
#2 To be enforced by IRS scrutiny if you don't publicly genuflect?
Posted by lotp 2012-07-01 19:55||
#3 An interesting thing to watch over the next couple of weeks is whether the pace of corporate donations to Champ picks up
I'd bet n making payments to both, Matt. Companies have a fiduciary duty (or something like that) to the shareholders to protect them from predatory government action by any legal means. Small businesses and privately held ones are likely a different story, it seems to me, but I don't imagine small businesses go in for much in the way of Washington, DC dealings.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-07-01 20:59||
Posted by junkiron 2012-07-01 21:37||