“Free” Health Care and Higher Taxes
You think health care is expensive now? Just wait until it’s free. This wonderful bit from yahoo gives you an idea of what is on the way:
Across the Capitol, Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee privately circulated a list of possible tax increases to pay for expanded health care.
They ranged from raising the Medicare tax, slapping a 10-cents-per-can increase on sweetened drinks, raising the alcohol tax, imposing a new payroll tax on employers equal to 3 percent of their health care expenditures and taxing employer-provided health insurance benefits above certain levels.
Also under consideration was a value added tax, a sort of national sales tax, of up to 1.5 percent or more, with housing, education, financial services and medical care potentially exempt.
House Democrats were expected to unveil an outline of their own to expand health coverage on Friday, although several officials said they did not plan to include mention of the tax increases under consideration.
So, what happened to not raising any taxes on 95% of Americans? I don’t really have much to say that I haven’t already said, so I’ll leave you with a few past articles and let you add your thoughts on this scary proposition that is coming at us fast.
2700 Emergency Room Visits by 9 People - This is what is going to happen with “free” healthcare by the way.
Unintended Consequences Congress Doesn’t See Coming