Skip to comments.Obama lays out detailed healthcare plan
Posted on 05/29/2007 1:48:51 PM PDT by Jean S
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I’ll back it when Barack Hussein Obama pays for it.
The “new” health plan (retreaded hillarycare) has only one additional provision, and that has to do with financing - restoration of the former tax rates when the current authorization for the current reduced rates expires over the coming years, by not renewing the enabling legislation.
Novel suggestion - why not allow the INDIVIDUAL the opportunity to purchase a health care plan, and make an incentive that is built into the tax code, for EVERYBODY, that would take up the cost of purchasing the plan, provider to be chosen by the individual? I can think of a dozen ways this would be ultimately workable.
Apparently Democraticans have hever heard of this potential alternative.
Wasn’t Al Gore the guy who used to talk about “risky schemes”? This one certainly qualifies, in that as schemes go, there is DEFINITELY risk.
Describing healthcare as a right, Obama said, I believe that no amount of industry profiteering and lobbying should stand in the way of that right any longer.
WTF? The government now takes 34% of GDP. Where’s the tipping point?
The federal government recorded a $1.3 trillion loss last year far more than the official $248 billion deficit when corporate-style accounting standards are used, a USA TODAY analysis shows.
The loss reflects a continued deterioration in the finances of Social Security and government retirement programs for civil servants and military personnel. The loss equal to $11,434 per household is more than Americans paid in income taxes in 2006.
Modern accounting requires that corporations, state governments and local governments count expenses immediately when a transaction occurs, even if the payment will be made later.
The federal government does not follow the rule, so promises for Social Security and Medicare dont show up when the government reports its financial condition.
Bottom line: Taxpayers are now on the hook for a record $59.1 trillion in liabilities, a 2.3% increase from 2006. That amount is equal to $516,348 for every U.S. household. By comparison, U.S. households owe an average of $112,043 for mortgages, car loans, credit cards and all other debt combined.
Unfunded promises made for Medicare, Social Security and federal retirement programs account for 85% of taxpayer liabilities. State and local government retirement plans account for much of the rest.
This hidden debt is the amount taxpayers would have to pay immediately to cover governments financial obligations. Like a mortgage, it will cost more to repay the debt over time. Every U.S. household would have to pay about $31,000 a year to do so in 75 years.
Count on it. We'll have to up the amnesty program from 20 million to 100+ million once the thirld world learns it's free, only the gringos have to pay.
OK Children. Can you say... socialism?
And not one reporter asked “If you pay for it with a tax increase, how, exactly, does that result in saving money for the taxpayers?”
If you reduce my premiums $2000 and raise my taxes $3000 I’m not saving money.
Obama is a hard core socialist wrapped in Opra nicey-nice talk.
Not one of these Bozos understand how large the impact of US Heatlhcare is on the economy of the US. If one is not very careful you could literally sink this economy almost over night.
I have friends in the UK, Canada and Asia - not one would take their country’s healthcare over what they get in the US. 2 of them actually preferred to pay cash for minor operations here vs. wait for the substandard care at home.
"What's yours is mine, comrade...Oh who am I kidding? I can't out-Stalin Hillary..."
“Bubba” gave that job to hillary and hillary will give that job to her VP (Oh’Mama). They are obsessed with ‘universal health care’ and complete socialization of this country.
“The proposal would partially be financed by not extending tax cuts scheduled to expire in several years.”
Why isnt the headline?
OBAMA PROPOSES MASSIVE TAX INCREASE.
oh, the Liberal media. silly me.
Let's hope not.
every American would have access to private or government-sponsored health benefits
Exactly who does not ‘hae access to’ now?
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