Well well it looks like two very powerful lobbies will be exempt from the new taxes being proposed to cover the costs of universal heathcare. Last Friday, in the Wall Street Journal Betsy McCaughey noted that under the current Kennedy healthcare bill both Federal Employees and Politicians won't be paying any more taxes for their very generous insurance plans as they are exempt from the proposed tax. Further as Betsy notes in her opinion piece "last September Sen. Barack Obama promised that under his health-care proposal "you'll be able to get the same kind of coverage that members of Congress give themselves." On Monday, President Obama repeated that promise in a speech to the American Medical Association. "http://tiny.cc/U29Gf
The problem is that we are not going to get the same level of care as our public servants nor are they going to have to accept the new "public plan" or contribute towards it. Its great to be king.
But wait its not just Congress and Federal Employees that get exemptions under the new plan. All of our union employees at Chrysler and GM (yes our employees we do own their companies) are likely to be exempt from the new taxes proposed to cover the costs of insuring all Americans. Check out this article by Jed Babbin at Human Events.com http://tiny.cc/6bgqZ So while some of us will see our benefits decreased or dropped if this legislation is passed the rest of us will see higher taxes unless we fall in one of these categories. I think I need to start a union just so I can avoid taxes. Anyone with me.