Friday, June 19, 2009

Hang on to Your Wallets!

Well, we’re getting into the nitty gritty on health care, and SURPRISE! The Democrats are rubbing their greedy little paws together and deciding which tax increases they like best:

The final price tag for that effort could top $1 trillion, with cuts to Medicare and Medicaid covering the rest of the cost.
The tax options include:
  • Increasing the price of soda and other sugary drinks by 10 cents a can.
  • Applying a potential 2 percent income tax increase to single taxpayers earning more than $200,000 a year and households earning more than $250,000.
  • A new employer payroll tax could target 3 percent of employers' health care expenditures.
  • Taxing employer-provided health insurance benefits above certain levels.
  • Don’t you like the way Medicare and Medicaid somehow manage to cover “the rest of the cost?” Never mind that Medicare is already in the hole to the tune of nearly $30 trillion over the next 75 years. To me, the most revealing part of the article is this:
    House Democrats planned to unveil a draft of their sweeping health care bill Friday. It would require all individuals to obtain health insurance and force employers to offer health care to their workers.
    There you have the two words most beloved by those that want to run your life: “require” and “force.” Once they are in charge of paying for your healthcare, what else do you suppose will be required of you and forced upon you?


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