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If democrats tax health benefits they will exempt unions
lonelyconservative.com ^ | June 18, 2009 | Lonely Conservative

Posted on 06/18/2009 1:13:02 PM PDT by Joiseydude

Yes, you read that right. When democrats floated the idea of taxing employer sponsored health care benefits the unions howled, as they have better health care benefits than just about anyone but politicians. Kimberly Strassel calls it a union payoff. That sounds about right.

Mr. Baucus, the Finance Committee chairman who is helping lead the Obama health effort, is still deciding what to include in the bill. But his far bigger headache remains how to pay for this blowout. He and other Democrats have been inching toward the taboo benefits-tax, putting them on a collision course with liberal special interests like unions. Mr. Baucus’s newest solution? A union payoff.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; bho44; bhohealthcare; bhotaxincrease; bhounions; preferences; unions

1 posted on 06/18/2009 1:13:03 PM PDT by Joiseydude
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To: Joiseydude

Of course they will. We already knew that I think.


2 posted on 06/18/2009 1:15:28 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Joiseydude

Love it. Another brick the wall of our upcoming repeat of what’s happening in Iran.


3 posted on 06/18/2009 1:17:26 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Joiseydude

They will also exempt all federal employees, including Congress


4 posted on 06/18/2009 1:17:52 PM PDT by bestintxas
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To: Da Coyote

Nazi Germany rises again.


5 posted on 06/18/2009 1:19:19 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Joiseydude

If I get taxed the union schmuck next to me better be taxed as well.


6 posted on 06/18/2009 1:21:47 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Out of gas become a pill box, Out of ammo become a bunker, Out of hope become a hero.)
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To: Joiseydude

DUH Who couldn’t see that coming.


7 posted on 06/18/2009 1:22:28 PM PDT by Texas resident (Texan by birth and by choice.)
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To: Joiseydude

Communists partially rule thru unions when they can. The ILWU in Hawaii was communist dominated from the forties to the Hawaiian gubernatorial win by a Republican in 2001 or 2002. Unions are favored by the CPUSA platform of 1963.

The only economic recovery planned is in the selected corporate arena and for socialist minded organizations such as favored unions. All winners and losers are being selected now to make the “trains of Ob1” run on time. Change is an understatement. A complete change of the OS (operating system) of the US is in progress, worse than going from Windows XP to Linux.


8 posted on 06/18/2009 1:24:25 PM PDT by givemELL (Does Taiwan Meet the Criteria to Qualify as an "Overseas Territory of the United States"? by Richar)
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To: Joiseydude

In amazes how with each page turn in Mein Kampf I begin to see more and more resemblance to BHO’s own alliance with union thuggery.


9 posted on 06/18/2009 1:24:40 PM PDT by texrepub76
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To: Centurion2000

“If I get taxed the union schmuck next to me better be taxed as well.”

This is a tactically bone head play. It’s so blatantly unfair that it will generate a tsunami of opposition.


10 posted on 06/18/2009 1:27:42 PM PDT by y6162 (uish..)
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To: Joiseydude

The title of this thread may be deceptive. My understanding is that under such a benefits-tax scenario the medical coverage provided to unions under any EXISTING union contracts will remain untaxed — but once those contracts elapse the benefits are treated the same as all others.


11 posted on 06/18/2009 1:33:51 PM PDT by Alberta's Child (God is great . . . beer is good . . . and people are crazy.)
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To: Joiseydude

Everybody who is taxes should sue the Gov. in a class action on the Equal Protection Clause since this would clearly be unconstitutional.


12 posted on 06/18/2009 1:35:31 PM PDT by SirFishalot
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To: Joiseydude
This is one way the rats will use to try to unionize all businesses.

If unions are exempt from paying taxes on health care, and the "Employee Free Choice Act"/ card check passes, then what? It would be crushing to union-free businesses if they are hit with that double whammy.

13 posted on 06/18/2009 1:37:53 PM PDT by kara2008 (Government cannot be the solution when government is the problem)
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To: Joiseydude

Of course they won’t tax their OWN excellent health premiums, that you and I pay for.
The democrat party has become the privileged elite, the intelligentsia. A small group rules the country and doles out privileges to itself and its minions, while the ordinary slobs slave and work to pay for it all.
The democrat party is the communist party with an innocent-sounding name.


14 posted on 06/18/2009 1:39:00 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (leftism is morally and ethically corrupt.)
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To: SirFishalot

Yeah like zer0 and the Dhimicrat cogress care what is constitutional.


15 posted on 06/18/2009 1:39:50 PM PDT by Joiseydude (I'd rather die on my feet, than live on my knees. Live free or die.)
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To: Alberta's Child

That’s what i have read also. Taxes are exempt for the current collective bargining agreement.


16 posted on 06/18/2009 1:43:35 PM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: Joiseydude

Been working off script for years now. Can you count how many Obama’s has accomplished since he has taken office?

http://www.rense.com/general32/americ.htm


17 posted on 06/18/2009 1:56:46 PM PDT by bintenn
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To: Joiseydude
Mr. Baucus officially floated his plans for a tax this week, only with a surprising twist: His levy will not apply to union plans, at least for the duration of existing contracts.
18 posted on 06/18/2009 2:01:42 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Joiseydude

This is stuff revolutions are made of.


19 posted on 06/18/2009 2:09:03 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Join the Constitution Party)
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To: Joiseydude

We should start our own “Union”, let everybody that wants in pay $1 a year in “dues”, then we can be exempt, too.


20 posted on 06/18/2009 2:11:04 PM PDT by Texican72
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To: bestintxas
"They will also exempt all federal employees"

Except active and retired military. They hate the military.

21 posted on 06/18/2009 2:45:51 PM PDT by ChicagahAl (Don't blame me. I voted for Sarah.)
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