Wait a second. My middle class taxes are not supposed to go up. Obama promised!
But politicians’ promises are for suckers, even if the politician performs his regular exercise by walking on water.
According to the Associated Press, Obamacare is about to assess a $63-per-enrollee “fee” on health plans to help cover people with pre-existing conditions. And guess what. Even the Associated Press is acknowledging the truth, usually claimed by conservatives, that businesses don’t pay taxes: they collect them.
That is, your employer doesn’t want to pay more to insure you, and the fee is likely to be passed on YOU and ME. Whether we make $250K or not.
The new middle class tax – let’s call it what it is – is kindly slated to phase out by 2014. It’s just temporary, you see. Until, of course, Congress decides it likes the new tax and it would be a pain in their political rumps to replace it with something else, and then it doesn’t phase out.
And guess what?? Like most of the bad news about Obamacare, it kicks in after Obama has been safely reelected. Slick!
H/T to Mary Katharine Ham at Hot Air.