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Sounds Like a Middle Class Tax to Me!

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.

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15 Responses to Sounds Like a Middle Class Tax to Me!

  1. There are more things in Obamacare, Horatio, . . . etc. Another quote is that if you want to know what is in Obamacare, you have to pass the bill first. Totally off topic, but three cheers for the Michigan legislature. They are brave men and women doing what is right in the face of thousands of protesters outside waiting for them.

  2. The best part: it will go into a “fund” for three years then be disbursed to some health insurance companies to help defray the costs of insuring those with “prior” medical issues.

    It’s like a really bad joke, so awful that’s it funny. To imagine that a government agency is going to save three years of confiscated income to then give it to insurance companies to offset higher medical costs is just, well, laughable. Everybody has pre-existing medical conditions because by the time you learn you are not well, the condition is, of course, pre-existing, or if you think you’re really healthy, ha!, just wait.

    The Obamacare act is worse than a Pandora’s box of surprises, the box holds a Medusa head that will poison our whole economy.

    • It is truly awful, srdem. Sadly, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Now the Republicans are joining hands with the Democrats to “fix” the Obamacare medical device tax that goes into effect in a few weeks. What a mess this country is in because of this behemoth government’s ravenous thirst for control over every aspect of our lives…

      • what I find truly sad is that so many people willingly feed the government’s appetite (or demand that it control their lives). The sheeple will be sheered soon.

        • Here’s why;

          Once the brain gets small enough, and we technologically advance so far that we can carry a critical mass of the slackers until they can reproduce, et voilà! The perfect Democrat voter!

          For an example, just look at the people Obama surrounds himself with. Now look at his supporters. Of those groups, it may indeed be possible to say he’s the “smartest guy in the room” – by comparison.

          In the kingdom of the blind, who is king? I think Obama answers that nicely.

          The intellect may leave them, but the covetousness never does. Obama recognizes this and plays them fully with it. It does help that they are too stupid to realize they, too, are being pwned…

  3. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to learn that I will be punished for the failure of others to purchase health insurance. Pre-existing conditions are a problem only when one is/was uninsured for a period of time. If one is/was continually insured, the companies tend to cover pre-existing conditions.

  4. I think I see a pattern here:

    “There isn’t a Red America and a Blue America” = political division
    “Let me be clear” = obfuscating phrase to follow
    “Obamacare will reduce the deficit” = ballooning debt
    “There won’t be middle class tax increases” = tax hikes

    You don’t need to have a PhD in applied statistics to identify the pattern and see what happens immediately after Obama speaks.

  5. By the way–why do they need that $63–wasn’t forcing younger, healthier people to buy insurance on pain of a fine supposed to even out the bumps for sicker people? Ooops…maybe I heard it wrong.