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ReidCare includes a severe tax penalty for being married.

November 20, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Once again, liberals show their distain and hatred of traditional values, such as marriage.  We won’t outlaw marriage, yet, but we will make you pay for it…

Generally we use the "Matrimonial Madness" category for discussions of same-sex marriage; but not this time. Today, in a bolt from the blue (staters), the Senate Democrats have snuck a ringer into Majority Leader Harry "Pinky" Reid’s (D-NV, 70%) version of ObamaCare… they created a new tax with a nasty "marriage penalty" to punish dopes who actually tie the knot, instead of simply living together (evidently the Democrat preferred option):

Senate Democrats’ health care bill would create a new marriage penalty by imposing a tax on individuals who make $200,000 annually but hitting married couples making just $50,000 more….

"Yes, this structure can create a ‘marriage penalty’ for some couples. It also creates a ‘marriage bonus’ for others," [Jim Manley, a Reid spokesman] said. "A married couple with one wage earner can earn up to $250,000 without facing this higher tax, whereas a single person in the same job with the same pay would be hit by it."

But a married couple in which each earner makes $150,000 would be hit with the tax, whereas an unmarried couple living together with the same incomes would not.

Ryan Ellis, tax policy director at Americans for Tax Reform, said the new marriage penalty comes on top of an existing one that’s always been part of the payroll tax, which funds Social Security and Medicare.

Big Lizards:Blog:Entry “Maritalphobic Democrats Strike Again!”

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