A.M. Links: Obamacare Penalty To Hit Six Million Americans, Benghazi Attack Was Planned After All, $1.8T Tab for Federal Regulations
Six million Americans are expected to be tapped for the Obamacare penalty/tax/whatever the hell, say congressional budget analysts.
- The U.S. government grudgingly concedes that the attack on the consulate in Benghazi was a planned terrorist attack and not a spontaneous protest. You don't say!
- A bill approved by the House of Representatives, the Buffett Rule Act, would ease the way for Americans concerned about the terrible plight of the federal government to donate above and beyond their tax liability. Yes, it's meant as a political jab. A pretty good one.
- Italy's highest criminal court upheld the convictions, in absentia, of 23 Americans involved in the CIA's extraordinary rendition program in which a victim was kidnapped from a Milan street. The judges all, promptly, suffered terrible automobile accidents. Just kidding about that last part. I think.
- Save your pennies! The annual price tag for federal regulations is $1.8 trillion, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
- Two Justice Department officials were bounced after being officially implicated in the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal. Eric Holder is quite upset over the whole affair.
- Aung San Suu Kyi, who has dedicated her life to opposing the dictatorial regime in Burma/Myanmar, finally got to collect her Congressional Gold Medal.
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