Remember When Obama Said He Wouldn’t Raise Taxes On Those Making Less Than $250K? Let Me Be Perfectly Clear, He Lied
Seriously, they want us to believe that they are going to put a tax on an industry that has less than a 2% profit margin and they won’t pass that onto consumers?
I would say they are idiots, but that’s not accurate. They think we are idiots.
He’s now on board with the Senate tax increases for so-called Cadillac Health Care Plans.
President Barack Obama is pushing U.S. House Democrats to drop their opposition to a tax on high- end insurance plans as lawmakers try to craft a final health- care measure by early next month, a Democratic aide said.
The president expressed a preference for a Senate proposal to tax so-called Cadillac plans in a meeting yesterday with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top party lawmakers, the aide said. The White House meeting came on the eve of a conference call Pelosi plans for noon today with her chamber’s Democrats.
Pelosi is facing resistance as she tries to resolve differences in House and Senate bills that would mark the biggest changes to U.S. health policy in 45 years. The Cadillac tax is opposed by labor unions, which are among the party’s strongest backers, and 190 House Democrats.
“I realize the White House has a timeline they want to meet here, but particularly on the tax issue, there is great potential for blowback,” said Representative Joe Courtney, a Connecticut Democrat who’s helping lead opposition to the tax.
Gibbsy said yesterday that this tax doesn’t violate Obama’s pledge because it will be a tax on the company that offers the policy and they won’t pass that cost on to customers. Seriously, he said that.