We Are The Hog

And Government Lives High On Us

Barack Obama pledged not to raise taxes on the middle class and vowed that 95% of the people would not see a tax increase. He failed to mention that 40% pay no income taxes and he failed to say how he would keep that pledge when all the money the rich have is not enough to pay the bills. Obama made it clear that he meant ALL taxes though there are a few people who quickly say it was all about income taxes and that the 40% pay taxes because they pay into Social Security and Medicare. It is only fair for them to pay these items because they will benefit from them in the future. It is equally true that they should be paying income taxes because they consume more tax dollars than the wealthy. Everyone needs skin in the game to understand the impact of out of control government spending.

Amazingly, one of the major network anchors asked Obama about his tax pledge (when Obama went on the MSM tour):

CBS: “Now you promised during the campaign (you promised) no tax increase on people who made under 250,000 dollars, no payroll tax, no capital gains, no tax of any kind on Americans. Can you still make that promise to people today?”

Notice that the CBS interviewer says NO TAXES OF ANY KIND.

Obama has raised taxes on tobacco. One can debate the health issues associated with tobacco use but that is not the point. Government claims this is to get people to stop (or never start) but government depends on the taxes from tobacco sales and it knows that very few people will quit, and if they do, government will need to get the money it loses in tobacco tax from someplace…

The middle class will get socked with taxes if the Obama health care takeover plan passes. The bill contains a tax on medical items. This tax was originally on all medical items (including tampons, condoms, and Q-Tips) but the language was changed to only include medical items that cost more than $100. This is one of the ways government will fund health care. The tax will be passed on to consumers of health care via their premiums (or co-pays) and if they pay for items out of pocket they will bear the entire burden of the tax. In the state of Maryland medical items are tax exempt so this will not be a tax increase, it will be an entirely NEW tax and those who buy medical supplies (like diabetics and those on dialysis) will end up paying those taxes.

There are many other problems with the tax because it will apply to medical devices that are manufactured and sold. Pacemakers are expensive now but will cost more when the tax is added (as will tens of thousands of other medical devices). Those costs will be passed on and the middle class will absorb them.

The trick here is that they are hiding it as a tax on devices and it has already been stated that the goal is to make it look like there has been no middle class tax increase. The trickery is designed to hide the fact that the increase will hit the middle class.

Obama promised that there would be no taxes on the middle class and he lied. The taxes have already been increased on tobacco (which affects the lower and middle class the most) and if this health care bill passes the medical devices worth more than $100 will add to the burden.

Seniors, he sold you out to AARP and you youngsters will be forced to get health care insurance or pay a fine. This is a tax on you no matter how you look at it. You will also pay higher premiums than your age would indicate to pay for those who are older than you.

How is that Hope and Change working out for you now?

Big Dog

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2 Responses to “We Are The Hog”

  1. Barbara says:

    I have never had anything to do with AARP as I don’t like what they stand for. If this health care plan goes through and my rates get so high that I can’t afford them, what are they going to do, put me in jail because I can’t pay the fine? Well, good, then I will get 3 meals/day, a place to sleep and medical care. Who are the dems and Obama kidding?

  2. Blake says:

    The “mandate” to buy healthcare is unconstitutional, and should be thrown out in the courts- however, we have soooooooo many liberal judges now that there is no guarantee that this will be seen as so.