Thursday, March 11, 2010

We've Been Had

Senate Health Bill Would Up Costs for Millions in Middle Class, Analysis Finds

A nonpartisan study is casting new doubt on President Obama's campaign pledge not to raise taxes on the middle class.

The Senate health care bill crucial to saving President Obama's signature domestic initiative will hit the wallets of a quarter of all Americans making less than $200,000 per year, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Joint Tax Committee that assessed the way the bill would hit taxpayers directly through new taxes and fees and indirectly through taxes levied on health care providers and passed on to consumers.

The committee also determined that the bill would subsidized insurance premiums for 7 percent of taxpayers -- about 13 million people -- while some 73 million people would face higher costs from the new fees and taxes.

I, for one, am shocked. Obama promised us he would not raise taxes on the middle class. It's getting to the point in which I am having trouble believing what he says. I'm so disillusioned. Sigh.


Greywolfe said...

yeah, whatever happened to no tax increases on the middle class? Oops.

Mustang said...

LA Sunsett may stop by later and castigate you for your sarcasm. He doesn't like that, you know.


MK said...

"A nonpartisan study is casting new doubt on President Obama's campaign pledge not to raise taxes on the middle class."

Only doubt? I guess they have to be polite and all that, in reality, they might as well just call him a lying sack of crap, that'd be more accurate.

Whichever way you look at it, you'll pay, whether you earn $10K or $200K, you'll pay handsomely in some way or other. You'll pay in high taxes or low wages or high prices or poor healthcare.

That's the way with socialism, it's all about keeping you down.

Always On Watch said...

As if Mr. AOW and I can AFFORD to pay more for the private health-insurance policies we have! Already, those premiums consume 1/2 of our monthly income.

BHO is going to sink lots of families into poverty and onto Medicaid. Economic disaster.

Brooke said...

AOW, that's his plan... Make us all dependent on Daddy Government, and destroy the middle class. Only then can his socialist utopia be realized.

cube said...

I never believed this joker's hopey-changey crap. Not for a New York minute.

cube said...

I don't know where I got this statistic, but if I find out, I'll let you know.

39% of Americans voted.

21% of the voted for Obama.

That's no mandate.

Me, I blame the democrats, of course, but I also blame those republicans and independents who sat home on election day because McCain wasn't conservative enough or because the republicans needed to be taught a lesson. Whatever.
We're all going to pay for your idiocy.

Anonymous said...

Cube, I voted for McCain but I had to hold my nose ... because the plain fact is that McCain is Obama light. I completely agree with you, but we have got to do a better job recruiting viable presidential candidates. I don't see that happening as we speak; do you?


Chuck said...

Greywolfe. Agreed, I am shocked too

Mustang, he's such a straight shooter

MK, it will be across the board - higher fuel costs, etc. What he is doing is not raising taxes on us, just the stuff we buy


BHO is going to sink lots of families into poverty and onto Medicaid

This is the plan

Brooke, agreed. What they are trying to do us push us into government health care through Medicaid.

Cube, you don't mean to say he was, gasp, lying? Dead on about McCain. The conservatives that stayed home sure showed McCain huh?

Sam, agreed. The real issue is getting more conservatives to the polls for the primary. I wonder how many of the conservatives that stayed home in the general election to protest McCain got of their asses to vote in the primary?

Miss T.C. Shore said...

Only Obama may not have to raise taxes because the costs/benefits won't hit for 8 magical years. Just after Obama leaves office (if he's elected for a second term - I think I threw up a little bit in my mouth just typing that) the costs will start to skyrocket. And if a Republican is elected into office, guess who will be forced to raise taxes to keep America from going bankrupt?

Chuck said...

TC, right and guess who will be blamed for the deficits it will cost?

Ticker said...

Yep, just like spending the make believe surplus from Clinton. When the taxes hit and the deficit is higher than ever, Obummer will be gone and the Repubs will be in office and count on the Dumbocrats blaming the Repubs for it all to get re-elected and pull the same old crap all over again. It's a vicious circle.

Chuck said...

Ticker, like them having no responsibility for the present economy even though it went bad AFTER they retook Congress