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patriot45
05-13-2009, 01:19 PM
Wait, What? (http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Business/story?id=7562814&page=1)

Wow what irony, give me back some of those campaign speeches against Mcain! He changes his mind so fast his eyebrows will catch fire!


President Blasted McCain on This Issue, but Experts Say It Could Help Pay for Reform

During last year's campaign, Barack Obama poured millions of dollars into television ads attacking John McCain for wanting to tax employer-provided health care benefits.

Taxing employer-provided health care benefits, a measure proposed by opponent John McCain, R-Ariz., during the presidential campaign, is now on the table.
(But now that Congress is beginning to consider ways to fix the health care system, a concept once pilloried by Obama is being placed on the agenda by a key member of the president's own party.

Under current law, any money spent on employer-provided health plans is excluded entirely from employee's taxable income.

"That tax provision should be on the table, because it currently is, too regressive. It just skews the system," said Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., the chair of the Senate Finance Committee. "I do not favor eliminating it. . . But I do think it needs to be trimmed, limited, looked at."

Taxing health benefits will be front and center Tuesday when Baucus convenes a roundtable discussion with health-care experts on "Financing Comprehensive Health Care Reform."

lacarnut
05-13-2009, 02:05 PM
Wait, What? (http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Business/story?id=7562814&page=1)

Wow what irony, give me back some of those campaign speeches against Mcain! He changes his mind so fast his eyebrows will catch fire!

I assume the union workers will be exempt from this law if passed. I know, the O will come out with it will only affect those rich repubs making over 250 thousand. :rolleyes:

The Repubs should have plenty of ammo for the elections in 010 with all these tax hikes.

FlaGator
05-13-2009, 02:12 PM
Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxman

If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.

Don't ask me what I want it for
If you don't want to pay some more
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman

Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
And you're working for no one but me.