Everyone knows the iphone commercial with the familiar trademark, "There's an app for that." Today it occurred to me that the Democrats' health care legislation could be described in much the same way. Except with the passage of ObamaCare, it's "There's a tax for that." Pelosi and Reid's proposals will raise taxes on almost everything that has to do with health care:
If you don't have health insurance, there's a tax for that.If you don't have the "right kind" of health insurance, there's a tax for that.If you have too much health insurance, there's a tax for that.If you're a small business with a payroll (payroll - not profits) exceeding $500,000, there's a tax for that.If you're a medium or big business that doesn't cover a minimum of 75% of the employee's health insurance cost, there's a tax for that.If you're a doctor who orders too many tests, there's a tax for that.If you're a patient that relies on medical devices from breast pumps to dialysis machines, there's a tax for that.There's a tax for just about anything... Only with ObamaCare.
This isn't a health care bill. It's a massive tax hike. You don't make health care more affordable by taxing every aspect of it. And anyone who visits a doctor or uses a hospital in their lifetime, i.e. everybody, is going to have to pay. Sadly, even with all these taxes, it still may not be deficit neutral. Which means more tax increases down the road. Now tell me one good reason why an American citizen should support such a boondoggle.