[Ads-l] Desperate Last Plea for Most Notable Quotations of 2014

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 19 21:19:55 UTC 2014


is that relevant? Few heard it before it was made public in 2014.
On Nov 19, 2014 3:42 PM, "Shapiro, Fred" <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:

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> On Obamacare as being a disguised tax  "They proposed it and that passed,
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> > > > It's November 11 and I still don't have 10 quotations that I
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