Baucus wants “life style” taxes: how about taxing Gays,urban Black males costly high risk lifestyles?
Max Baucus wants to “curb activities that increase overall health care costs.”
A new healthcare bill being peddled by Baucus will reportedly contain proposals for “lifestyle taxes.” They’ll have a duel purpose: raising revenue and encouraging Americans to adopt what Senator Baucus deems “wealthy lifestyles choices that promote wellness.”
Presumably because he thinks drinking is “bad” and drinkers are easy targets the Baucus bill includes “ Increase[d] Taxes on Alcoholic Beverages.”
Max also aims to “Impose an Excise Tax on Sugar Sweetened Beverages.” Fat people and children use lots of sugar, so “government” has to make sugar expensive because obesity “drives up health care costs within the system.”
It is hard to say what drinkers and the obese cost us, but in this egalitarian socialist new world of Barack Obama’s vision all comrades should be equal- no?
How about taxing other “costly lifestyles” Max?
Two other groups who’s purely voluntary lifestyles and conduct cost America huge healthcare dollars are being overlooked.
In August the Centers for Disease Control reported homosexual sex produces AIDS cases at a rate 50 times higher than the rates for the general population.
How about a special “healthcare reimbursement” tax for male homosexuals to help defray our costs for their lifestyle?
Young Urban Black males
Northeastern University reports many Young Urban Blacks males live a very violent lifestyle which is very costly for us. They stab and shoot each other filling our hospitals at an alarming rate. Certainly some form of encouragement from Senator Baucus could steer these young men toward “healthier lifestyle choices.” We need a way to tax their behavior.
Somehow I don’t think Max will have the nerve to institute either one of these taxes. For gutless liberals drinkers fat people and little kids who love sweets are much easier targets.