It's not a done deal of course but it's in both bills so there is a good chance it will be. I bet many in congress don't even know it is there since they don't see fit to read it.
wonder what other taxes and fees will be in this bill in the end.
Sure I want some healthcare reform but not this crap.
The built-in "marriage penalty" in both House and Senate healthcare bills has received scant attention. But for scores of low-income and middle-income couples, it could mean a hike of $2,000 or more in annual insurance premiums the moment they say "I do."
Answer by Lindalu2 at 11:15 AM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 11:16 AM on Jan. 9, 2010
Before you have a heart attack that this is a "blog", this is George Stephanopoulos' column. He says BO will probably have to break that promise of no taxes on the middle class. Well, hell, we knew that when he started demanding the UHC. You can't have a new $1.5 trillion entitlement program and not tax. He just hoped we were too out of touch to make that connection ourselves. There's a lot of back pedaling, but the bottom line - someone has to pay. The wealthy are already paying an unproportionately amount, the poor are not taxed, so that leaves the middle class. Are you surprised?
Answer by jesse123456 at 11:16 AM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by justmyopinion at 11:35 AM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:59 AM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:24 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by Lindalu2 at 12:50 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
I see no appreciable difference between this Admin and the last. Neither was/is fiscally responsible or sound.
he Dems are in charge. When they are in charge it is tax and spend. The only difference is this administration seems bent on spending us into financial collapse.
I guess the previous Pres was a D masquerading as an R!
Answer by Sisteract at 12:53 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
Linda- it surprises me as well. I know everyone posting here is not under 35- Where have they and their cries been in the recent years? Was the sky falling on CM in summer/fall of 08? I know that's when MY pocketbook took a huge financial hit.
Answer by Sisteract at 12:56 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by Lindalu2 at 1:27 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
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Why do people think working is harder that school?