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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Obama Breaks Another Campaign Promise

BY supporting a tax on so-called "Cadillac" health plans to pay for health care reform, Obama is actually going to hurt middle class people. People covered by good plans provided under collective barganing agreements, for example, will be taxed on their helath care benefits. What happened to Obama's pledge not to rasise taxes on the middle class?

Drew Westin at Huffington:

It was nice to see the President make a decision. But it would have been nicer to see him make a good one, particularly when faced, as he has been so many times this year, with the choice between the interests of big business and the interests of working and middle class Americans--in this case, middle class Americans who just want to be able to choose the health insurance plan that's best for themselves and their families and workers whose unions had negotiated good health care plans in lieu of pay increases.

Dan and I have a PPO plan that will probably be taxed if the Obama-backed plan is adopted. We are not rich by any means.

The House would tax the rich to fund health care reform. Given the obscene inequality of wealth in this country, that is the way reform should be funded. But Obama, our "champion" and "savior" is siding with the interests of the rich and powerful once again. Yep: more "Change We Can Believe In."

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