Skip to comments."THIS IS WHAT CHANGE LOOKS LIKE" - HIDDEN TAXES, FINES AND BRIBES
Posted on 03/23/2010 8:41:11 PM PDT by 11th_VA
President Obama and his legion, Pelosi, Reid, Stupak, et al, have said basically that once the American people get to know whats in the healthcare legislation, theyll actually like it. We all know how very important it is to the President and Speaker Pelosi that the American people be happy.
One must assume, based on the Presidents assurance, that once we get to know this health care reform legislation up-close and personally, well be so happy that well all gather on a hilltop and hold hands to sing a groovy song and will vote unanimously to usher in a new age of Aquarius.
Okay. Lets see if that works.
Here are a couple of things I learned about this legislation since its passage that I had not known previously.
When you buy your federally mandated, IRS enforced - either by penalty of a fine or imprisonment - health care insurance you may be buying from an insurance company that will donate a portion of what you spend for your insurance to a special fund to help pay for abortions. It is now mandatory that certain insurance carriers provide a portion of what you pay them for health care coverage to a special abortion fund Stupaks hastily scribbled hall pass aside, this is now law.
o There is no special fund for Breast Cancer
o There is no special fund for Heart Disease
o There is no special fund for Diabetes or MS
o There is ONLY a special fund to pay for abortions Tanning? Apparently Dems want us all to be pasty for some reason if you frequent tanning salons, you will pay a 10% excise tax.
Mobility be damned! If you purchase a wheelchair, you will pay a 2.3% excise tax. Im sure those confined to wheelchairs will consider this to be a great step forward in care.
Pharmaceutical companies will be allowed to pass a $3 billion annual fee on to you, the consumer, in the form of more expensive drugs and medication.
About those fines Citizens who dont purchase insurance would be subject to a fine of $325 in 2015 and $695 in 2016. Individuals may be subject to a charge equal to as much as 2.5 percent of their income in 2016.
The Medicare payroll tax will now be applied to investment income, beginning in 2013.
o A new 3.8 percent tax will be levied on interest, dividends, capital gains and other investment income for individuals making more than $200,000 a year and couples making more than $250,000.
The Medicare payroll tax will increase by 0.9 percentage point to 2.35 percent on wages above $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for married couples filing jointly.
A 40% tax on health benefits happens in 2018 and applies to premiums exceeding $10,200 a year for individuals and $27,500 for families. In other words, that phrase If you like your current insurance, it wont change was a big fat lie. If you have great insurance, youll now be taxed for the privilege. A 40% tax is a change.
Taxes and more taxes
o According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, a nonpartisan agency, this legislation will generate $409.2 billion in additional taxes by 2019. The Congressional Budget Office also says that the Health Care Reform legislation will impose about $69 billion in penalties for both individual and businesses who dont meet new mandates to buy health insurance.
Heres a really sneaky tax increase if you itemize your tax returns, the deductible for medical expenses will change. You will only be allowed to deduct medical expenses in excess of 10% of your adjusted gross income. Currently that number is 7.5%.
A medical plan tax that includes several different provisions to increase multiple taxes on things such as cosmetic surgery, cafeteria plans, health insurance providers, production and importation of drugs and medical devices, medical information providing, hospitals and the adjusted gross income floor of medical expenses.
Doctors and hospitals will receive less compensation than they do now to control revenue streams.
The Medicare program will see $500 billion in cuts to its program along with the Medicare tax being raised.
60% of new enrollees in health care programs will be fully subsidized by you.
Then theres all those incentives laced into the legislation - strangely only for those Representatives who voted Yes for this legislation.
$300 Million more in Medicare subsidies for Louisiana
NV, MT, WY, ND, UT all receive $2 billion in Medicare subsides
Connecticut gets $100 Million to build a hospital
11 states total receive 8.5 Billion in Medicaid payments
Even the most casual observer must wonder how a struggling economy, with out-of-control unemployment can bear the burden of so much additional taxation and spending.
President Obama gloated, This is what change looks like.
To be fair, I suppose it is possible that Barack Obama never actually said the change he was promising would be positive change, or even change that the American people wanted.
This may be what change looks like, but it is also what bitter partisanship looks like.
Obama promised to reach across the aisle. He never mentioned that once he reached across he was going to sucker punch the Republicans.
Never did I hear Obama promise to ignore the will of the people.
Since last night, Obama, Pelosi and their legion have taken time to grin and pose for the cameras and proclaim the passage of this bill as historic. Theyve taken time to pat themselves on the back and to say that this legislation compares to the passage of Medicare, the passage of Social Security and the passage of Civil Rights.
In terms of the monumental impact this law will have on our nation, they are correct to rank it up there with all of those past life-changing pieces of legislation. There is however one incredibly glaring difference. Those milestone pieces of legislation all passed with bi-partisan support.
The only bi-partisanship exhibited in the passing of this legislation was on the side of dissent with more than 30 Democrats crossing over to the Republican side of the aisle to cast their No votes. The only Democratic Representative from the state of Texas to vote "No" was Waco's Chet Edwards.
Obama, Pelosi and the others have suddenly become aware of the words prayer and constitution and the terms founding fathers and to watch them use these words to justify their power grab is insulting. Its every bit as insulting as the American people being told over and over again that once you understand it youll be happy to have it.
The condescending attitude from this President and this Congress is unprecedented. The President added to the insult by saying, We proved that this government -- a government of the people and by the people -- still works for the people."
Mr. President that is perhaps your boldest and most condescending lie to date.
56% of the people in this nation opposed this health care reform legislation. Your actions have proven that your words have no meaning and that your government -- a government of the politician and for the politician -- views the people with absolute disdain.
This is going to piss ALOT of otherwise non-political people off ...
Excellent find - thanks for posting.
Very Funny - great tune -forwarding tomorrow
Is that true? 4% on the sale of a home?
I envy the people who will create the ads to destroy Obama using his very own words. The GOP needs to go for the kill - and hammer home what an utter liar and Marxist he is.
Hey, don’t forget blackmailing those who vote against it with charges of “same sex sexual harassment” and other embarassing ethics violations.
Let medicine go underground and black market, which is what the mafya probably wanted anyways. I’m going full black market economy now. The rest of the coward losers can eat crow and stand at the bread lines and die while waiting for that government job or fiat stimulus check.
Screw GM trying to get free white tax paying slaves not backed by laws for their work worth.
It’s all corrupt. I am out.
I have yet to hear one good argument that Obama isn't the AntiChrist.
How bout it Freepers?
He may not yet be incarnated by Satan, but he has yet to eliminate himself Biblically.
Add this to the list of things that are unconstitutional in this monstrosity. The federal government has no authority and no business taxing local real estate sales. Unless you're talking about a corporation moving from one state to another, ALL real estate transactions are local and do not fall under the Constitution's commerce clause, nor any other part of the Constitution for that matter.
The whorocracy of feminist homosexual adultery and communism has come home.
Yes, according to the author of the article. Should not be hard to verify if one wants to read the damned bill on the senate, house or Library of Congress websites.
Man, Jack Squat cracked me up today when he said that line of BS. =.=
Holy (expletive deleted)!
Didn’t anybody actually READ this thing?
A nice house in a nice neighborhood here in Squarebanks may run $275,000. Multiplied by 4% = $11,700. That’ll put a crimp in your style.
an antiCHRIST most definately...but ‘the’ anti CHRIST prolly wouldnt be a bumbling, stuttering, blithering idiot who needs dual exhaust prompters to speak at a middle school...
I think it’s 3.8% on all non-earned income (capital gains, rents, interested, etc) for incomes greater than $200,000/$250,000 (Single/Married).
I’m not sure how this interacts with the existing home gain roll over exemptions, but I suspect those exemptions would still apply. Thus, only if it’s a non-exempt capital gain and your income exceeds the threshold would the additional 3.8% be applied.
But who knows.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Socialized Healthcare brought to you by your liberal friends who feel your pain, are compassionate and altruistic and only have the best in mind for you! Now really, you didn’t expect anything else coming from the mouth of a Socialist-Liberal-Democrat or by what ever else name they like to be called, cheat, steal, lie and tax the hell out of you! Of course this doesn’t mean that all conservatives have a claim on ethics and honesty either, but they certainly would not have served up this crap and unfortunately the above is just a small part of it.
Hell, no! Remember all those weeks Pelosi had it under wraps? The only reason she gave Boehner a copy was because she had to! And then she didn't want to give the GOP Members the time to read it into the record so that people could find out what was in it.
As if the MSM would actually report what was in there!
These creatures do not deserve to be considered Americans.
I'm not sure they deserve to be considered humans.
They certainly do not deserve to be considered "Christians."
IF POSSIBLE, Lord, please bring them to a place of prime time confession and repentance and naming names of the complicit co-guilty.
IF NOT, Lord, THEN . . .
Please, Lord, remove them from public life as soon as possible--with the possible exception of dog catcher jobs in Siberia or perhaps gutter cleaners in Calcutta.
Cause their evils to be publically highlighted in prime time ASAP.
Cause their duplicities and lies to be billboarded 24/7 across the main stream media around the world until they seek therapy for terminal depression.
Cause their evil choices and evil behaviors to start showing up in effects on their bodies beyond their hideous expressions and looks.
Cause their treason to be known and labeled as treason.
Cause their demon manipulators to be known as demonic.
Cause their murder of the USA to be known as murder of the USA.
Cause their offspring to loathe and reject them as intolerable to be around.
Cause their offspring to all become rabid conservative patriotic true Americans.
Cause them to fear walking down the street.
Cause them to fear falling asleep at night.
Cause them to fear medical treatment.
Cause them to fear the safety of their food.
Cause them to frear the safety of their clothing.
Cause them to hallucinate laughter in every room, around every corner, in every gathering, in every relationship.
Cause them to distrust their closest friends.
Cause them to fear God Almighty as never before in their lives.
Cause them to wander streets afoot at night in drunken incoherent stupors.
Cause them to shred each other in prime time, publically.
Cause their names to become horrific epithets.
Cause their cell phones to connect to the hideous laughter of hell's demons.
. . .
for starters, Lord.
So let it be written. So let it be done--in the name of righteous retribution for their affronts to Almighty God and their horrifically destructive insult of all that is decent, right, Godly, compassionate and sane . . . and for their murder of more than 50 million innocent children.
That is basically praying Psalm 109.
Wow, I hadn’t seen that one before. Could you provide a link to where you found that? Thanks.
Never mind.....I found one.
THANKS TONS for saying so.
BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD.
BLESSED BE THE WORD OF THE LORD.
BLESSED BE THE WAYS OF THE LORD.
BLESSED BE THE LORD GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC & JACOB.
BLESSED BE THE MESSIAH OF ISRAEL.
BLESSED BE my Bro and all the prayer requests he recently sent around.
USA Today had a front page, top fold banner claiming 49% approval vs. 40% disapproval.
We apparently like what "change looks like". /s
He might be precisely that if Satan wanted to camouflage his son's true identity initially...hiding it from his enemies while at the same time revealing it to his natural followers.
I am sure that Chris Matthews still thinks he is "The One" and Louis Farrakhan still believes he is the Muslim "Messiah," but the rest of us see him as a bumbling incompetento. Considering the staggering heights of his narcissism, Obama, too, thinks he is the "Chosen One" (if I had to speculate).
As I said in my initial post, if Obama is the AntiChrist (and no one, including myself, knows for sure at this point), there will be a time of unveiling in which he is incarnated by Satan.
This is excellent. Print it out and carry it around with you. You can use those facts in arguements with people who don’t understand what is really happening.
He’s the puppet, the willing servant of the Dark Lord himself.
Prayers with tears!!!
Thanks. I posted it on my FB.
So why buy insurance?
I pay about 10K a year for insurance. A lot of self employed people pay the same or more. If pre-existing conditions are no longer a problem why get insurance. I'll pay the $2,500-5,000 fine save $7,500-5,000 and pay for visits myself. When I do have a major illness I'll go get a policy.
Of course if I and thousands like me do this the insurance companies will go out of business, but what loyalty do I owe them. They supported this govt takeover.
to many of us, the whole charade has been a 'duh' exercise, while the masses seem to be in a trance...
very possible that there is simply nothing human that can be done to stop this insanity, til HIS WILL be done...
Blessings to all, and maybe we should start calling for more repentence as well as repeal...
That would be a capital gain.
Also, don't forget capital gains taxes go up in 2011 when the Bush tax cuts expire. I'm not sure what the rate will be then.
Even when excerpting is not required I like to at least see a [Snip] so I know I need to see the source to pick up missing info ... < /rant> ... ;-)
Sorry ... doing taxes, for the last week! Just venting ... ;-)
I believe children can not be denied coverage in 2011. Once I'm sure that's the law I'll drop them from coverage. I believe pre-existing conditions for adults are dropped in 2014. I see no reason to pay for insurance after that.
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