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ANALYSIS

The Birth of #ObamaTax

(Weekly mentions of #ObamaCare, analytics.topsy.com)

 

Unsurprisingly, the Twitter hashtag #ObamaCare jumped in use after the Supreme Court ruling on health care reform on Thursday. Tweets contained a mix of statements from critics (with whom the term originated) and loyalists (who adopted the phrase after a re-branding effort by the Obama campaign). From 1 p.m. on June 26 (the day before the ruling) to 1 p.m. on June 28, usage rose by 1,398 percent.

But #ObamaCare (growth) is dead.

 

(Daily mentions of #ObamaCare, analytics.topsy.com)

And it's rivaled by the growth of #ObamaTax, which continues to skyrocket while the public becomes fatigued with news of the Supreme Court decision and #ObamaCare usage falls.

(Weekly mentions of #ObamaTax, analytics.topsy.com)

 

#ObamaTax grew six times as much as #ObamaCare over the same period of time--an increase of 6,523 percent. And it's not stopping.

(Daily mentions of #ObamaTax, analytics.topsy.com)

The Top Tweet for #ObamaTax says the following:

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DON'T MISS TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Chock full of usable information on today's issues."

Michael, Executive Director

Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."

Chuck, Graduate Student

The day's action in one quick read."

Stacy , Director of Communications

Great way to keep up with Washington"

Ray, Professor of Economics

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