Daily Catch

Daily Catch 12/11/14: Gruber, Integrity, and D.C. Rider


Three Cheers for Integrity

Check out MHPC CEO Matt Gagnon’s thoughtful piece up on his Pine Tree Politics blog about the aftermath of the Senate District 25 investigation.


Pretentious Propagandist Predicts Pricey Premiums


Yesterday we reported that Jonathan Gruber, the chief architect of Obamacare, predicted higher premiums for 57% of Mainers even as President Obama claimed that premiums would go down due to the federal overhaul of health care.  And despite the president’s insistence that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” Gruber predicted that 7,000 Mainers would actually lose their plans.  And if you thought those predictions were bad, wait till you see the real numbers.

D.C. Legalization Halted…. Or Maybe Not?

A rider amendment attached to the $1.1 trillion spending bill in Congress was written in order to stop the legalization of marijuana in the nation’s capital.  Who knows what business that amendment has on a bill to fund the government, but it may not work out as planned.  An error in the wording of the amendment means that it may do absolutely nothing.

About Nathan Strout

Nathan Strout is a Development Associate with The Maine Heritage Policy Center as well as a staff writer for The Maine Wire. Born and raised in Portland, Strout is a graduate of Eastern University with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Legal Studies.

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