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Politics / ANALYSIS

The Birth of #ObamaTax

June 29, 2012

(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:

We'll see.

 

 

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