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Senate committee: Hey, we found more taxes in Obamacare

This part doesn’t surprise me.  One more tax hidden away in the Health Care bill that was only recently “discovered”

For example, the Senate Finance Committee — the very committee on which Bunning serves and attempted to impose the same kind of waiting period, unsuccessfully — just heard from the Joint Committee on Taxation that its new taxes on health-care providers are almost $30 billion higher than anyone thought:

The Joint Committee on Taxation says drug companies, medical device manufacturers and insurers would pay $121 billion over 10 years as a result of taxes in the Senate Finance Committee bill.

That’s compared with $92 billion originally calculated.

The tax experts said the reason for the change is that the companies won’t be able to deduct the fees from their corporate income taxes.

Now for the other part that really doesn’t surprise me, but does disgust me.  Dems are desperate to make sure that the bills they create can’t be vetted and examined before they are voted on.  They have seen what happens when people learn the truth about what they do and the last thing they want is people to have knowledge before they force the bill through.  Otherwise, those racists might point out they don’t want crushing taxes so they can spend hundreds of thousands of dollar for each person this bill is supposed to cover.

This allows them to work out this huge bill, and on the day its going to get voted on, add a page or two to the thousands that will be in it and not have that page seen.  There is little question what would be added in that last minute addition.

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) scoffed at a proposal from Jim Bunning (R-KY) that would require a 72-hour period before the Senate could vote on a bill presented to the floor in order to give Senators — and their constituents — a chance to read the legislation.  Durbin told the Washington Examiner that he supports reading bills before votes, but that he suspected the rule was nothing more than an eeeeeeeeevil Republican conspiracy to … do what?  Promote literacy?  Let Durbin explain:

Democratic leaders are even less eager embrace a Senate-wide rule change. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., told me last week that he supports making sure there is enough time for lawmakers to read and understand legislation, but he questioned the motive of Bunning and other Republicans.

“They dream up new ways to slow things down every week,” Durbin said.

It’s hard to imagine the crushing burden of three extra days on a bill that takes months to get through committees, where windbags of both parties bloviate endlessly on trivialities while missing billions of dollars in new burdens on taxpayers.

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