Late last week, we learned that the Department of Health and Human Services was running a little short of the scratch it needed to sell the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) to the people who will reap its many benefits. Sarah Kliff at the Washington Post reported:
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has gone, hat in hand, to health industry officials, asking them to make large financial donations to help with the effort to implement President Obama’s landmark health-care law, two people familiar with the outreach said.
Then, this morning, as Daniel Halper notes here:
President Barack Obama will start the week by attending 3 Democratic fundraisers in New York City, according to the White House.
The deficit, meanwhile, is shrinking as the economy improves and the sequester and the recent tax hikes work both the spending and the revenue sides of the ledger.
So, will the administration slack off on its call for tax hikes?