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November 10, 2011 12:32 pm ET filed under Blog

How Republicans Use Populist Sentiment On Behalf Of Wealthy Elites

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February 28, 2011 11:14 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cole: GOP Will Suffer From "Browner" Electorate In 2012

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January 21, 2011 4:18 pm ET filed under Fact Check

GOP Distorts HHS Waiver Program During Repeal Debate

During the health care repeal debate on the House floor, several congressmen cited the HHS waiver program as a reason to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Many of the congressmen claimed that it only protects the "politically connected" and President Obama's friends. This unsubstantiated claim distorts the real truth: that many small businesses will benefit from the temporary waiver program and that the program is open to more than just the "politically connected." In addition, the waiver program is a temporary fix until 2014, when the expansion of PPACA will provide coverage to those who would have trouble receiving health care coverage due to their type of employment. If Republicans successfully repeal PPACA, they would put over 1 million people who would have received waivers at risk of losing their health insurance.

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June 26, 2009 3:07 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Cole Cites Debunked Cap-And-Trade Cost Estimate

On June 26, 2009, Rep. Tom Cole stated that the cost of the American Clean Energy and Security Act would be "more than $3,000 a year." However, the Congressional Budget Office "estimates that the net annual economy wide cost of the cap-and-trade program in 2020 would be $22 billion-or about $175 per household."

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