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  1. #1 Will Obama Tax Your Health Benefits? 
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    Wait, What?

    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."

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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot45 View Post
    Wait, What?

    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.

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

    I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
    C. S. Lewis
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