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Should Grandma Get Divorced? ObamaCare Says So
Pajamas Media ^ | March 27 | Tom Blumer

Posted on 03/27/2010 10:44:25 AM PDT by AJKauf

Much has been written about the legislation’s onerous taxes, including items large and small. One of the biggies is a new 3.8% hit on capital gains, dividends, investment income, and rental income. One relatively small but especially annoying item that betrays the control-freak nature of the bill alongside Congress’s breathtaking economic ignorance is its 10% excise tax on indoor tanning services. One tanning salon owner predicts that 1,000 salons will close within 12 months after the tax goes into effect on July 1. Didn’t somebody say in his January State of the Union address that “jobs must be our number-one focus in 2010″?

Beyond the paramount moral issues relating to the quality and availability of medical care, anyone who believes that ObamaCare will only affect high-income earners and a few isolated industries is in for a rude shock if the legislation is not successfully repealed in time. How rude? ObamaCare’s worst financial provisions have nothing to do with taxes, but instead relate to its subsidies. When they take full effect, their impact will dramatically advance each of three goals described above: income and wealth redistribution, control, and the long-term political power of the far left....

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1 posted on 03/27/2010 10:44:25 AM PDT by AJKauf
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To: AJKauf

I’ve started to cut back, getting ready for the WAVE. It will be rough. Time to start the gardens in the backyard.


2 posted on 03/27/2010 10:46:37 AM PDT by rovenstinez (All)
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To: rovenstinez
Michele has already been promoting the “Victory Garden” for “sustainable” life.
3 posted on 03/27/2010 10:50:38 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: AJKauf

ping for taxes capital gains and medicare subsidy


4 posted on 03/27/2010 10:53:23 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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To: nmh

Working under the table will be the one way to get ahead. Or bartering your work. People will work hard to get money out of the system and keep it there. It is already a big portion of the economy and likely to grow with incentives like these. Pay with cash..it is cheaper. No records no taxes.


5 posted on 03/27/2010 10:58:02 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: AJKauf

The tanning-bed tax is particularly bizarre, given recent research that shows increased vitamin D decreases cancer (amongst other benefits).


6 posted on 03/27/2010 10:59:15 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: AJKauf

It won’t matter how angry people get over the new taxes. There will NEVER be free elections again. Count on it. We are living in a national socialist dictatorship.


7 posted on 03/27/2010 11:01:37 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: AJKauf

And your daughters should remain unmarried, living at home until age 26, and bearing children that will be covered on the parents health insurance policy.

All free, of course, with no increase in premiums.


8 posted on 03/27/2010 11:02:22 AM PDT by Carley (Are you better off than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Oldexpat

Particularly if VAT is next, bartering will be huge.


9 posted on 03/27/2010 11:03:04 AM PDT by Carley (Are you better off than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA; AJKauf
The tanning-bed tax is particularly bizarre, given recent research that shows increased vitamin D decreases cancer (amongst other benefits).

You are thinking from the perspective that the party currently controlling our nation actually cares about the health, safety and well-being of the citizens.

If this is the case, you are clearly mistaken.

10 posted on 03/27/2010 11:03:48 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

I think this tanning bed tax was aimed at Alaska where there is no sunlight for months at a time and most people use a tanning bed.


11 posted on 03/27/2010 11:03:49 AM PDT by Carley (Are you better off than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: rovenstinez
Time to start the gardens in the backyard.

Wasn't there some stink about home gardens not long ago and them having to follow regulations or taxes or something? If not, then it's just around the corner. That home garden might have to be mushrooms in the basement away from prying eyes. Gee, and y'all thought grow lights were only for those creepy dudes down the block. Times, they are a-changin'.

12 posted on 03/27/2010 11:06:59 AM PDT by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: Carley

I wish palin had a tanning bed web cam id pay good money for that


13 posted on 03/27/2010 11:12:30 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: AJKauf

The NEW 3.8% Medicaid tax on rental income will raise ALL rents at least 3.8%

How many citizens making less than 200K per year rent?

Taxes aren’t applied in a space black-hole void.
Rent’s going up......


14 posted on 03/27/2010 11:19:15 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
I think we should rename it the White Tax.

It's a way to tax Whitey without mentioning white people.

15 posted on 03/27/2010 11:22:01 AM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: libertarian27
To all

Almost all of FDR's New Deal taxation was on the backs of the poor, all the while claiming he was helping the poor.

16 posted on 03/27/2010 11:28:07 AM PDT by Reily
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To: AJKauf
One tanning salon owner predicts that 1,000 salons will close within 12 months after the tax goes into effect on July 1.

This is SPECIFICALLY a tax on WHITE PEOPLE ONLY!

They need to hide their discrimination a little better!

EFFING TRAITORS!!

17 posted on 03/27/2010 11:34:32 AM PDT by unixfox
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Jobs schmobs. Who cares about jobs? Our esteemed preZident sure doesn’t. Relax all. No worries.


18 posted on 03/27/2010 11:37:10 AM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: rovenstinez
Time to start the gardens in the backyard.

I'm sure they will figure out a way to count that as farming income.

19 posted on 03/27/2010 11:37:25 AM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: Carley

It’s aimed at pale people. It is racist on its face.


20 posted on 03/27/2010 11:38:48 AM PDT by cookiedough
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Well, a tax on tanning beds is racist. Only whites will have to pay the tax. We need a balance. If they are going to tax tanning beds, there should be a tax of an equal amount on hair straightening products.


21 posted on 03/27/2010 11:39:00 AM PDT by abclily
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To: Carley

Be careful with bartering it’s taxable sign no paper work on deals.


22 posted on 03/27/2010 11:49:06 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: AJKauf

Obamoids think only rich and greedy have capital gains and dividend incomes. They don’t realize that senior citizens and majority of retirement and pension plans depend on such incomes to remain financially viable. At this rate, pretty soon, these tax and spend statists will run out of things to tax and other people’s money.


23 posted on 03/27/2010 12:05:01 PM PDT by kp2hot
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To: libertarian27

Try 12.4% because it will be considered self-employed income. Currently this tax is split between the employee and employer 50/50. The SSI rate is 10.8% and the Disibility portion is 1.8%. Most landlords will simply round it up to a 15% increase.


24 posted on 03/27/2010 12:12:04 PM PDT by Angry_White_Man_Syndrome
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To: rovenstinez
My Survivor's Garden is under way now, tomatoes are about ready to go in, squash too, green beans were put in last Wed. Hubby is building me a raised bed for the tomatoes, and whatever else I choose to put in. Won't be huge, but enough for the 2 of us. Blackberries are starting to show color, and strawberries are doing well, as are the blueberries. Got some rhubarb to go in as well.
25 posted on 03/27/2010 12:50:31 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: nmh

New name for it SURVIVOR’S GARDEN.


26 posted on 03/27/2010 12:51:04 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: Eagles6

They should have gone after the nail salons, women of all color are addicted to them...not me though, waste of money in my mind, I can file my own nails and put polish on them for mere pennies.


27 posted on 03/27/2010 12:53:19 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: kp2hot

They realize it all too well.

They want us poor or dead, preferably dead and gone. Unfortunately, many of the children and grandchildren of these elderly will not complain until they realize that it is their inheritance that just got reduced by over 50% in order to sustain the Democratic People’s Republic of The USA. And will be be further reduced by taxation to support the same thugocracy. At some point, I expect there to be an EO outlawing inheritance as *unsustainable*.

As to killing the goose, most of us elders do not play the market in these risky times. There are no secure investments and our nest eggs are being eroded with every new entitlement that we are expected to pay while we are making nothing on our savings. We cannot sell our property because there are no buyers and if there were, the prices have dropped to the point where it makes no sense to sell out. Yet, this administration and those of many of the states are in such bad shape that the taxes on that property must come from our savings or we will lose the property. Our medical costs have been increased, our earned benefits from a life of work are being cut and we are now called terrorists who are in need of being controlled.

They are fully aware of what they are doing to us. It is heinous. To top it off, they want us to resist and rebel because then they can use us as a point of contention (greedy geezers) that both sides of the under-50 electorate can blame for their own woes. Not to mention that people can and will be humiliated, demonized, perhaps audited and perhaps even be fined for not going along quietly with our own enslavement and impoverishment.

Generational divide; remember the *generation gap*? It’s back.

They will never run out of things to tax because they basically believe that they own everything in the name of the State and they _are_ the State. They can confiscate and then use their connections to force their slave banks to issue title to their followers, just as they do in Zimbabwe. They can lease and sell state lands and resources to other countries or to other oligarchs. They will only tax until they take full, unambiguous control, then they will seize.

They do not care about anything except their own total power forever.


28 posted on 03/27/2010 2:40:29 PM PDT by reformedliberal ("If it takes a blood bath, let's get it over with." R. Reagan)
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To: GailA

“New name for it SURVIVOR’S GARDEN.”

I like that!!!!


29 posted on 03/27/2010 3:59:21 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Oldexpat

Business EXPENSES will go up too as well as other typical ways ... .


30 posted on 03/27/2010 4:00:17 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: nmh
That's what we will be doing SURVIVING. And any thing I can grow,is one less thing I have to buy and put tax dollars into gov'ts coffers. Started my own seeds, got the bush green bean seeds from the feed store for $2.60 lb, and will eat them all summer and put up the excess in the freezer. Did 14 qts last year, about 20 of tomatoes, and juice. Hope for more this year, my berries should start producing. Ordered them from Gurney's spent $50, got $25 off and most were 2 for 1 items.. I hid the green beans behind the azelas out front,...we have a steep hill for a backyard, and home owners a$$ won't let you put veggies out front. I fooled them last year and am doing so again this year. :)
31 posted on 03/27/2010 4:18:44 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: GailA

I am impressed!

Good job!


32 posted on 03/27/2010 4:30:31 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: nmh

I’m an old country gal at heart. My mom had 5 acres with a fish pond on it. She put in a large garden, corn, peas, beans, strawberries, okra, peppers, hot and mild, greens, and rhubarb. I have to settle for a house in the city and squeeze it in where I can.


33 posted on 03/27/2010 4:39:43 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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