People have written full length books on the lies of politicians, and you're forcing me to choose a single one.
The other real problem is to show a lie for what it is when a person will apologize for the lies... I mean, you've already pretty much said it, giving waivers to select companies to a law on a seemingly arbitrary basis, that is not equally available to ALL businesses IS favoritism at the least and fascist at the worst... either way is not within the bounds of the constitution. Unless you're going to take the supremacy clause out of context, or some other "loophole" that somehow justifies this as within the bounds of the constitution, when everyone knows these things at least go against the intentions of the constitution if not directly the word of the constitution.
The really awesome thing about all of this is that the SCOTUS will overturn the healthcare bill in about 6 months (mid presidential campaign) and it will drive the final nail in the Obama re-election coffin.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
The amazing thing about the resistance to the mandate is that it was originally a Republican idea and it was sold on the basis of personal responsibility. No one should be allowed to sponge free health care because they are too cheap to buy insurance for themselves and their families. Free riders raise costs for responsible members of society who do buy insurance.
If you drill down into this issue you reach another bizarre pinnacle of conservative illogic. The conservative response is that we should illiminate the free rider problem by simply denying medical care to anyone who doesn't have insurance, or who can't pay for it up front. Of course that puts far more pressure on individuals to purchase insurance than does any mandate, which is enforced with a modest fine. So the conservative conclusion is that it's abhorent to compel someone to buy health insurance through a modest fine, but it's perfectly okay to compel people to buy insurance through the threat that they may be left for dead if they don't! Genius.