Wednesday, January 6, 2010

La Mano Nera

Anyone feeling an unusual pressure in your pocket?  You should be.

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama signaled to House Democratic leaders Wednesday that they'll have to drop their opposition to taxing high-end health insurance plans to pay for health coverage for millions of uninsured Americans.

In a meeting at the White House, Obama expressed his preference for the insurance tax contained in the Senate's health overhaul bill, but largely opposed by House Democrats and organized labor, Democratic aides said. The aides spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was private.

In a nutshell.  As expected the gradual crawl toward socialism and the redistribution of wealth in this country continues.  Springing from immigrant poverty and working hard on the foundations built by our parents and grandparents many of us have carved out a reasonably comfortable niche in society.  Good blue collar jobs with good benefits.  Not satisfied with taking roughly fifty percent of your money through income and property taxes, the Democrats will now tax your healthcare plan as income and take a bit more from you to give to someone else.

As I have written repeatedly in this blog, I am not against charity.  There are a great many people out there who need our help.  They need the governments help.  Hungry children, the developmentally disabled or the physically devastated.  But as long as people in this country with latex allergies or carpal tunnel syndrome can be considered totally disabled this is nothing but outright theft.

The rest here.

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