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Birthpangs 2012/07/12 17:52:51
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he House of Representatives has obeyed the will of the people, now we must compel the Senate to do the same. Why? Because ObamaCare will BREAK US!

Take a look at just 10 of ObamaCare's most costly taxes and fees, drawn from research by the Heritage Foundation's tax policy expert Curtis Dubay:

1. Hospital Insurance Tax. Beginning in 2013, ObamaCare increases the Hospital Insurance (HI) portion of the payroll tax from 2.9 percent to 3.8 percent for families earning more than $250,000 a year and for single filers earning more than $200,000 annually. The increased HI tax is also applied to investment income for the first time. The 3.8 percent surtax on investment income is the most economically damaging tax in ObamaCare. And these tax increases won't remain just on families making more than $250,000 a year for long. As the JEC explains, this tax is not indexed to inflation: "This means that in just 10 years from now, the so-called 'high-income' thresholds will have effectively ratcheted down to $152,000 and $190,000 in today's dollars." This tax increase amounts to $210 billion between 2013 and 2019.

2. Mandate Penalties. In 2014, ObamaCare's individual and employer mandates go into effect, forcing individuals to purchase coverage and employers to offer coverage to their workers. The penalties paid in association with these mandates are an estimated $65 billion between 2014 and 2019.

3.Health Insurance Provider Fee. Starting in 2014, ObamaCare imposes an annual fee on health insurance providers based on each company's share of the total market. This totals a $60 billion tax hike between 2014 and 2019.

4. "Cadillac" Tax. In 2018, ObamaCare puts a new 40 percent excise tax on "Cadillac" health plans, meaning plans that cost more than $10,200 for an individual and $27,500 for families. However, this tax is not indexed to medical inflation, causing it to eventually tax "Honda" plans at this rate as well. The JEC points out that "[t]he bulk of revenues from the 'Cadillac' tax would not be paid by platinum health insurance plans, but rather by employees who are forced to exchange tax-free health insurance benefits for taxable wages after employers reduce or eliminate health insurance." This tax amounts to $32 billion in higher taxes in the first two years of its implementation.

5. Prescription Drug Fees. Since 2011, ObamaCare has put an annual fee on manufacturers and importers of branded drugs based on each individual company's share of the total market. Between 2011 and 2019, this will amount to a $27 billion tax increase.

6. Ethanol Tax. In 2010, ObamaCare excluded ethanol from the existing cellulosic biofuel producer tax credit. This will hike taxes $24 billion from 2010-2019.

7. Medical Device Tax. Beginning in 2013, ObamaCare imposes a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device manufacturers. This will raise taxes on patients needing medical devices, who will ultimately pay the tax through higher prices, by $20 billion from 2013 to 2019.

8. Business Regulation Costs. Beginning in 2012, ObamaCare raises corporate taxes through stricter enforcement, because businesses will be required to report more information on their business activities. This will raise taxes $17 billion from 2012 to 2019.

9. Reducing Medical Deductions. In 2013, ObamaCare raises the floor on itemized medical deductions from 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income to 10 percent, meaning Americans must spend 2.5 percent more of their income before they get a medical deduction, costing $15 billion from 2013 to 2019.

10. FSA Limits. Starting in 2014, ObamaCare limits the amount of pre-tax dollars that taxpayers can deposit in flexible savings accounts (FSAs) to $2,500 a year. This results in an extra $13 billion in taxes from 2014 to 2019.

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  • wildbill 2012/07/21 01:23:41
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    wildbill
    FactCheck.org

    Q: Does the new health care law impose a 3.8 percent tax on profits from selling your home?

    A: No, with very few exceptions. The first $250,000 in profit from the sale of a personal residence won’t be taxed, or the first $500,000 in the case of a married couple. The tax falls on relatively few — those with high incomes from other sources.

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    http://www.factcheck.org/2010...
  • Birthpangs wildbill 2012/07/21 23:44:53
  • wildbill Birthpangs 2012/07/24 23:19:43
    wildbill
    I'm busy now. So I will decide what makes you so stupid some other time.
  • maggiemay 2012/07/12 17:57:58
    You can alway count on Democrats to steal more of your hard earned money.
    maggiemay
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    I doubt if Reid ever allows it to come up for a vote. Just like everything else he has buried in the bottom drawer of his desk.
  • Birthpangs maggiemay 2012/07/12 20:31:00
  • maggiemay Birthpangs 2012/07/12 21:05:22
    maggiemay
    +1
    Makes me so mad every time they pull it, and every time I see that little weasels face I want to kick in my TV. Yes it hypocrisy, but they are telling big fat LIES.
  • Birthpangs maggiemay 2012/07/12 21:50:19
  • maggiemay Birthpangs 2012/07/12 21:56:13
    maggiemay
    +1
    I know! These are the kind of lies my kid told when she was Three. You know like 'daddy did it." She was an only child:)
  • wildbill Birthpangs 2012/07/21 01:24:59
    wildbill
    FactCheck.org

    Q: Does the new health care law impose a 3.8 percent tax on profits from selling your home?

    A: No, with very few exceptions. The first $250,000 in profit from the sale of a personal residence won’t be taxed, or the first $500,000 in the case of a married couple. The tax falls on relatively few — those with high incomes from other sources.

    read more
    http://www.factcheck.org/2010...
  • Birthpangs wildbill 2012/07/21 23:46:27
  • Birthpangs 2012/07/12 17:54:02
  • maggiemay Birthpangs 2012/07/12 17:59:58
    maggiemay
    +1
    That's why their symbol is a jackass jackass party
  • HarleyCharley 2012/07/12 17:53:26
    You can alway count on Democrats to steal more of your hard earned money.
    HarleyCharley
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    and waste it...
  • Birthpangs HarleyC... 2012/07/12 17:55:00

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