President Obama now likes taxing health benefits

President Barack Obama campaigned hard against taxing health care benefits while running for president in 2009. He called John McCain part of the Washington problem for not having new ideas and being part of the system. The president argued they would undermine job-based coverage, and criticized the McCain proposal for this same idea. The federal government would tax about $250 billion a year treating health care benefits like wages. This is classic case of the people who work and pay for health insurance would be taxed to cover the fifty million Americans who are now uninsured. The estimated cost to cover them could cost be close $1.5 trillion over the next ten years. The opposition comes from organized labor and from Democrats. President Obama is leaving the details to Congress and just like he did with the spendulus bill, he is quite a leader. Taxing hard working American who pays their taxes and has health insurance is close to as criminal as a government can be, when the tax is used to pay for the people who are not working and not paying for insurance. The problem is these people still expect the same healthcare that working people pay on average 5,000 a year just to be covered by an employee match.

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