What are the implications for Pres Obama now that healthcare reform has been dub

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  1. breathe2travel profile image78
    breathe2travelposted 6 years ago

    What are the implications for Pres Obama now that healthcare reform has been dubbed a tax?

    On the campaign trail four years ago and since taking office, Mr. Obama has been fond of saying that middle-class families will not see their taxes rise “a single dime” under his leadership"- wonder if he'll stand by his word since it is deemed a tax now and repeal the law... Is he obligated to?

  2. Wayne Brown profile image84
    Wayne Brownposted 6 years ago

    Deny, deny, deny...that is what it will amount to in the end. He won't lose any of his current base as a result of it.  It might make it a little hard for him to gain cross over votes from those who were already opposed but that is not his focus in the first place.  He is after the entitlement crowd, minorities, unions, etc.  Few, if any, in that group will abandon him because too many of them expect to get the insurance coverage free anyway. Th gut punch goes to the middle-class...that same group of folks who wishes out loud all the time that he wants to help...smoke and mirrors, simply smoke and mirrors. WB

  3. Mitch Alan profile image80
    Mitch Alanposted 6 years ago

    Now the already over-reaching federal bohemoth can justify anything with a tax...a special kind of tax...a tax on INACTIVITY.  Previously we were only taxed (and over taxed at that) on things we did or purchased, but now we will be taxed on what we DON'T do or purchase.  This could be used for a myriad of intrusive big brother, nanny state issues. 
    "Oh, you didn't purchase a "smart" car? That'll be a tax (read penalty) for you."
    "Oh, you didn't join a gym to get healthier for Obamacare? Here's your tax."
    "Oh, you didn't eat your broccoli? Have I got a tax for you."
    Kinda funny...but, you know the government just loves to incrementally increase everything it does until it envelopes whole industries.

    1. Faceless39 profile image93
      Faceless39posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Indeed; it's a slippery slope to tyranny if you ask me.  Where exactly will this end?  If we look to history for the answer:  it won't.  Give them an inch, they'll take a mile.  People need to wake up and smell the fascism.

  4. Civil War Bob profile image60
    Civil War Bobposted 6 years ago

    Actually, taxes didn't rise by "a single dime"...they rose by a whole lot more, so technically, he kept his promise.  Expect more of the same.

  5. Faceless39 profile image93
    Faceless39posted 6 years ago

    Penalties

    Beginning in 2014, the federal government will impose new fines on citizens and legal residents who do not obtain government-approved insurance. Those without insurance will pay a tax that is the greater of a flat fee, or a percentage of family income. The flat fee will be phased in over several years. In 2014, the penalty will be $95 per adult in an uninsured household, increasing to $325 in 2015, then to $695 in 2016, after which it will increase annually in line with consumer inflation. For uninsured children, the fine will be half the amount applied to uninsured adults. If greater, households pay 1 percent of their income in 2014, 2 percent in 2015, and 2.5 percent in 2016 and thereafter in lieu of the flat per person fee.

    1. breathe2travel profile image78
      breathe2travelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      So really, it's a tax that hits the middle class and poor a whole lot harder than the wealthy...

  6. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 years ago

    I think it's the best thing that could have happened for him because it means there won't be problems funding the AHCA.  There is no free lunch and people know this....besides, it's less expensive to pay extra taxes than it is to pay for the health care of people who don't buy their own insurance.

    1. Mitch Alan profile image80
      Mitch Alanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      For him and his agenda, yes....for we the people and the Nation, no...

 
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