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2012-06-29 16:26:28.839537+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Balloon Juice: Just a Humble Tradesman, Trapped in a World He Never Made. On "Joe Olivo" of "Perfect Printing" being the spokesperson for the "my business is 48 employees and the healthcare bill makes me unwilling to expand to 50" news story.

Whatever the validity of that view, I find it fascinating that, first, such clumsy astroturfing works so effectively and, second, that NPR, NBC and Fox are willing to re-use the same spokesperson like that. You'd figure that at least one of them, regardless of political affiliation of their viewership, would say "hey, this makes us look stupid".

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-06-29 20:04:23.611983+00 by: mkelley

The only business owners against it, are the ones who vote GOP. Will also mean, employees can also become freelancers without the worry of insurance, so I expect more businesses starting up.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-06-30 00:28:53.73202+00 by: markd

I remember "Joe the Plumber" from four years ago. The more things stay the same.