The ObamaCare bill has a small tax hidden away in it. A simple one: 5% tax on all elective cosmetic surgery. Of course, the definition is vague, but that’s really not the point.
This shows, in plain sight, how much of a lie this entire “health care” bill is.
How you ask? What does a 5% tax on cosmetic surgery have to do with making health care affordable to everyone?
Give that some thought. 70% of people that get cosmetic surgery make $60,000 or less. 90% are women. This is a tax on middle class women.
Here are the questions to ask:
- Does it make health care more affordable to middle and lower class people? No
- Does it help lower heath care costs? No
- Is it a tax on the middle class making less that $250,000 a year? Oh, hell yes.
So, if you want a perfect example of how this health care bill has nothing to do with health care and has everything to do with taxing and control, there you are.
Deep in the bowels of the health care monstrosity being rammed down our throats, there is a provision that will add a 5% tax on a “cosmetic surgery and medical procedures.” The $849 cost of this bill, which Democrats in Congress have done such a brilliant job of ignoring thus far, has to be paid for somehow. And since the American people are the government’s primary source of income, the cost of the bill falls on the shoulders of the working class that this administration has promised over and over to protect.
Screw National Security. White House using base-closure process to extort Nelson’s vote on ObamaCare?
This is disgusting. The White House is willing to do damage to our national security so that he can save face and pass this abomination.
How desperate has the White House become to get anything passed under the name of health-care reform? According to Michael Goldfarb’s source on Capitol Hill, the Obama administration has targeted the last remaining Democratic holdout, at least among moderates — and they’re willing to damage national security to extort his support. The White House has threatened Ben Nelson (D-NE) with the closure of Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska if he opposes Reid’s latest version, despite its status as the headquarters of US Strategic Command:
According to a Senate aide, the White House is now threatening to put Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force Base on the BRAC list if Nelson doesn’t fall into line.
Offutt Air Force Base employs some 10,000 military and federal employees in Southeastern Nebraska. As our source put it, this is a “naked effort by Rahm Emanuel and the White House to extort Nelson’s vote.” They are “threatening to close a base vital to national security for what?” asked the Senate staffer.
If the science of “global warming” is so completely settled, then why are these people utterly terrified of being asked any questions about it?
United Nations security officials have once again prevented a journalist from asking attendees at the climate change conference in Copenhagen questions about the growing ClimateGate scandal.
This time, the person on the receiving end of the apparently forbidden queries was Nobel Laureate Al Gore.
Much as when Ireland’s Phelim McAleer tried to ask Stanford professor Stephen Schneider questions Thursday about the controversial e-mail messages obtained from the British Climatic Research Unit last month, McAleer was similarly rebuffed by Gore and his entourage Monday.
Not only did the former Vice President completely refuse to answer questions about his blatant misrepresentations of the age of the most recent e-mail message obtained from Britain’s CRU, but a U.N. security official also disconnected McAleer’s microphone to make sure any answers would be unrecorded
NY Times: “Obama adminstration monitoring Facebook, Twitter and other social networking site for political protesters”
Monitoring political protesters?
Rather KGBish of him, wouldn’t you say?….
“The government is increasingly monitoring Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites for tax delinquents, copyright infringers and political protesters.”
So ominously began an editorial in Sunday’s New York Times.
Those with accounts at such Web sites should pay attention, for according to the Times, and other sources, Big Brother is watching you.
So be careful with your next Tweet or Facebook status, for you never know who’s watching.
CNSNews.com – Obama Likely to Sign $1.1 Trillion Omnibus with 5,224 Earmarks, Taxpayer-Funded Abortions, Needle Exchange, White House Says
(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama will likely sign the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package passed by the Senate over the weekend containing more than 5,000 earmarks, a White House spokesman said Monday, stressing that the number of earmarks had dropped from the previous year’s spending bill.
Obama signed the 2009 omnibus bill last March. It contained 8,570 earmarks. He vowed then that the bill signing was simply wrapping up the previous year’s business – a “departure point” – and that things would change under his watch.
“We can’t have Congress bogged down at this critical juncture in our economic recovery,” Obama said in March. “But I also view this as a departure point for more far-reaching change. I am signing an imperfect omnibus bill because it’s necessary for the ongoing functions of government, and we have a lot more work to do.”
Even Without Public Option, CBO says ReidCare Would Force Some Middle Class Families to Pay $15,200 Yearly Insurance Fee
As I said in an earlier post: Just because the Public Option is gone, it does not make this a good bill.
(CNSNews.com) – Forget the public option. Even without it, the health care bill presented in the Senate by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) would make some middle-class American families pay what amounts to a $15,200 annual federally-mandated insurance fee, according to facts revealed in analyses published by the Congressional Budget Office.
Let me just say: HAHAHAHA
The London Time reports:
…In his speech, Mr Gore told the conference: “These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr [Wieslav] Maslowski that there is a 75 per cent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within five to seven years.”…
Dr. Maslowski responded:
“It’s unclear to me how this figure was arrived at,”