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Obama leaves door open to tax on health benefits
| DAVID ESPO
Posted on 06/24/2009 7:28:16 PM PDT by Nachum
President Barack Obama left the door open to a new tax on health care benefits Wednesday, and officials said top lawmakers and the White House were seeking $150 billion in concessions from the nation's hospitals as they sought support for legislation struggling to emerge in Congress.
"I don't want to prejudge what they're doing," the president said, referring to proposals in the Senate to tax workers who get expensive insurance policies. Obama, who campaigned against the tax when he ran for president, drew a quick rebuff from one union president.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; bhohealthcare; bhotaxincrease; demlies; door; leaves; obama; open; wealthshare
posted on 06/24/2009 7:28:16 PM PDT
To: SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; Free ThinkerNY; ...
posted on 06/24/2009 7:28:39 PM PDT
(The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
Well of course he’s open to a new tax. They have been floating the idea of the value added tax, and increases in other taxes such as the cigarette tax.
With trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see, on top of the $11+ trillion official national debt, and tens of trillions of debt “off the books”, of course he wants new taxes. A good Democrat can’t cut spending, unless it’s defense spending.
Look closely at the bill. Unions are exempt. Backdoor way to increase membership by blackmailing companies to accept single payer healthcare, and force employees to join both the plan and the union, since collected bargained-for members don't have to pay the tax.
I am getting so damn sick of this bastard.
To: paul in cape
Say it LOUDER....UNIONS are exempt.
posted on 06/24/2009 7:36:59 PM PDT
I want a “claw back tax” to get back money appropriated by free spenders in government. And I don’t care if they can’t pay. Hard labor at minimum wage will work too! The longer the better.
posted on 06/24/2009 7:42:48 PM PDT
(Bernard Madoff's ponzi scheme looks remarkably similar to the way Social Security works)
I saw the ABC infomercial. Now not only do we have an abortionist in the White House, we also have an euthenasiast. Lord help us all.
posted on 06/24/2009 8:03:13 PM PDT
by varina davis
(Life is not a dress rehearsal)
I’m sure taxing Roth 401(k) and Roth IRA distributions @ retirement will soon be on the table too... don’t laugh... it will be proposed... I PROMISE.
posted on 06/24/2009 10:18:55 PM PDT
What I heard him say ( obama), was that he wants to not tax just health care but cap itemized deductions over 250k ( gross)
That is insane, for small business.
posted on 06/24/2009 10:23:56 PM PDT
(Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
Im sure taxing Roth 401(k) and Roth IRA distributions @ retirement will soon be on the table too... dont laugh... it will be proposed... I PROMISE.
You never know with these b@stards, but I think what would be more likely is a reduction of the yearly contribution amount. Only about 20% of eligible Americans fund Roth accounts, so there wouldn't be a huge public outcry if they messed with it..
posted on 06/25/2009 3:02:18 AM PDT
by EVO X
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