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The 47% have no idea how much healthcare reform will cost them
MedCity News ^ | November 5, 2012 | Jane Orient

Posted on 11/25/2012 3:45:32 PM PST by plain talk

It may be unpopular to say so, but it is true: the U.S. is very close to, if not past, the tipping point at which the majority of the people are net beneficiaries of big government — or so they think. People who receive a check from the government may see voting for a smaller government as contrary to their best interest. If they don’t pay taxes, why should they care about a tax increase?

Perceptions are, however, deceiving.”Healthcare reform,” as the (Un)Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is billed, probably shows more clearly than anything else how most Americans, including Romney’s notorious 47%, are harmed by government “benefits.”

Lower wage earners, who produce real goods or provide a service their fellow Americans value, pay for those benefits even if they’re not liable for federal income tax. Fifteen percent is taken right off the top of their earnings for the Social Security/Medicare tax. This is 100% a tax, and 0% an investment. It is 100% spent, immediately, on other people’s entitlements, with a politician’s promise that the workers may get an entitlement someday, paid for by future workers — if they and the program survive long enough.

All Americans, including the working poor, will, as early as 2013, be hit with the medical device tax and the rest of some 18 ObamaCare-related tax hikes amounting to perhaps $500 billion. Starting in 2014 is the ObamaTax proper, the individual and employer mandate.

(Excerpt) Read more at medcitynews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: 47percent; abortion; deathpanels; fica; medicaid; medicare; obamacare; socialsecurity; taxes; zerocare
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1 posted on 11/25/2012 3:45:35 PM PST by plain talk
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To: plain talk

The 47% figure that Obamacare is FREE, like every other thing they get from others, via the “Governement Money”.


2 posted on 11/25/2012 3:46:36 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: plain talk

What happens once the idiot Hussein voters finally figure it out?


3 posted on 11/25/2012 3:49:15 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: traditional1

That is right. They don’t read and don’t pay attention. This economist has been warning about Obamacare taxes for years.

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/japanese-and-spanish-house-price-deflation/


4 posted on 11/25/2012 3:50:07 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: Libloather

What happens once the idiot Hussein voters finally figure it out.
With all of the energy used to try and unseat this fraud in the past four and the future four the likely ones who will eventually do it is his very own idiot squad. They eat there own dontcha know


5 posted on 11/25/2012 3:54:42 PM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: traditional1

Givernment


6 posted on 11/25/2012 3:55:26 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Libloather

Nothing. While we were busy playing by the rules, working and raising our children the country became Brazil. Think about it.


7 posted on 11/25/2012 3:55:54 PM PST by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: Libloather

What happens once the idiot Hussein voters finally figure it out?

I’m guessing... not much. It would require some basic math skills and some financial acumen.


8 posted on 11/25/2012 3:58:45 PM PST by stevecmd
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To: ronnie raygun

Every lib I know is drooling over the coming eight years of Hillary following Obama’s eight.

She will have a coronation in 2016...


9 posted on 11/25/2012 3:58:57 PM PST by montomike (Politics should be about service and not a lucrative, money-making opportunity!)
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To: traditional1

I’m from the Givernment and I have come to give you a free lifetime supply of
debt...
More debt than you can possibly imagine
More debt than you could possibly repay in a lifetime
and its absolutely free,
paid for by the ever shrinking value of the dollar!!

It’s just like winning the lottery of life for a little while...


10 posted on 11/25/2012 3:59:41 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: plain talk

I hope it costs them every last dime in their pockets.

We shouldn’t make it our mission to protect them from their stupidity. Already too many people have don’t that their entire lives.


11 posted on 11/25/2012 4:02:35 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: plain talk
Neither do the other 57%: hell, the idiots who passed it don't even know.

Impeach the kenyan or secession.


12 posted on 11/25/2012 4:05:24 PM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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13 posted on 11/25/2012 4:05:43 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: montomike
"Every lib I know is drooling over the coming eight years of Hillary following Obama’s eight."

Hillary v. Jeb: no contest. It will be just like 2012.

Impeach the kenyan or secession.


14 posted on 11/25/2012 4:06:46 PM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: plain talk
It will cost them any chance at all to get health care for starters.
15 posted on 11/25/2012 4:07:42 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: GeronL

LOL! good one!


16 posted on 11/25/2012 4:11:23 PM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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Thanks plain talk. Self-ping.


17 posted on 11/25/2012 4:12:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: plain talk

“If you think healthcare’s expensive now, just wait until it’s free.”


18 posted on 11/25/2012 4:12:47 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: montomike

0bama leaving office in 2016? DOUBTFUL.


19 posted on 11/25/2012 4:13:20 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: plain talk

T A N S T A A F L


20 posted on 11/25/2012 4:15:56 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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