Shows Americans Can’t Afford Democrat Health Care Plan
Washington- U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, made the following statement today after the independent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) stated that Congressional Democrats’ health care reform would increase already rising health care costs:
“Today’s announcement by the independent CBO confirms what Republicans have been saying all along: the health care proposal by Congressional Democrats amounts to a government takeover of our health care economy that will be paid for by small business owners and working Americans at a time when they can least afford it. Launching a massive new government bureaucracy with higher taxes on individuals and small businesses during the worst recession in a quarter century is a profoundly bad idea.”
And I bet those NY liberals are still kissing the dictator's ass and calling him god. Meanwhile, he sets about to enslave them and the workers, the doers, the successful.
The Republicans are weak, feeble. There is a vacuum, and the moochers, looters, and destroyers are running amok in Congress.
Private insurance is not an option. On Page 16 is a provision making individual private medical insurance illegal. How is this happening? President Bush couldn't make an insignificant change to social security, when he attempted to create private investment accounts, so how is this possible? How can America get ripped to shreds without a murmur?
Obama is taking down our two great strengths. The American economy and the American military are the pillars that made us a hyperpower. Obama is taking them both out. He is bankrupting our country and setting up our troops in Afghanistan to get picked off in a mindless campaign in Afghanistan, while Obama touts the "moderate Taliban".
TERRIFYING 57% TAX LOOMS FOR BIGGEST EARNERS NY Post
Congressional plans to fund a massive health-care overhaul could have a job-killing effect on New York, creating a tax rate of nearly 60 percent for the state's top earners and possibly pressuring small-business owners to shed workers.
New York's top income bracket could reach as high as 57 percent -- rates not seen in three decades -- to pay for the massive health coverage proposed by House Democrats this week.
The top rate in New York City, home to many of the state's wealthiest people, would be 58.68 percent, the Washington-based Tax Foundation said in a report yesterday.
That means New York's top earners, small-business owners and most dynamic entrepreneurs will be facing new fees and penalties.
The $544 billion tax hike would violate one of President Obama's ironclad campaign promises: No family will pay higher tax rates than they would have paid in the 1990s.
Under the bill, three new tax brackets would be created for high earners, with a top rate of 45 percent for families making more than $1 million. That would be the highest income-tax rate since 1986, when the top rate was 50 percent.
The legislation is especially onerous for business owners, in part because it penalizes employers with a payroll bigger than $400,000 some 8 percent of wages if they don't offer health care.
But the cost of the buy-in to the program may be so prohibitive that it will dissuade owners from growing their businesses -- a scary prospect in the midst of a recession.
Obama took to the airwaves yesterday with ads and TV interviews promoting the need to reform health care.
As a Senate health committee passed a different version of a health-care reform bill - a milestone for the issue - Obama said on NBC, "The American people have to realize that there's no such thing as a free lunch."
And in a Rose Garden speech, he said the "status quo" on health care is "threatening the financial stability of families, of businesses, and of government. It's unsustainable, and it has to change."
Republicans in Washington and small-business defenders in New York said the House legislation would effectively place a stranglehold on businesses while running off top earners.
Chief: Health Reform Measures Would Weaken Economy|
UPDATE: Health Bill Would OK Forced Vaccinations in Private Homes (hat tip Jonathan Galt)
The healthcare reform bill approved this week by a Senate committee contains language that allows state authorities to intervene in a citizen’s home to ensure that both adult and children family members are properly immunized, according to a report by CNSNews.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee issued a press release this week that summarizes some of the bill’s language.
According to the summary, the bill “authorizes a demonstration program to improve immunization coverage. Under this program, CDC [Centers for Disease Control] will provide grants to states to improve immunization coverage of children, adolescents, and adults through the use of evidence-based interventions.
“States may use funds to implement interventions that are recommended by the Community Preventive Services Task Force, such as reminders or recalls for patients or providers, or home visits.”