The Top 50 Ways Your Taxes Will Absolutely, Positively Go Up Under Obamacare


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Of course, as soon as the word "tax" was read in the opinion, the Right Wing media and Congressional Republicans began licking their chops, calling this the "biggest tax hike on the Middle Class in the history of anything ever." Maybe those weren't their exact words, but the message was the same. It would seem that they intend to sway public opinion on Obamacare by hitting everyone with an "Obama is an evil, tax-hiking Communist from Kenya" hammer. They insist that there's no way that families making under $250,000 will be largely unaffected, as the Obama administration claims to be the case. Of course, they could just repeal the Bush Tax Cuts and slice out what most economists agree is the largest driver of our debt, and that has cost us already about $1.3 trillion dollars in their lifetime. Just to give you an idea, the worst estimates seen on what Obamacare could cost would be roughly $2 trillion dollars, in other words, this already fully-funded bill would have a much smaller tax burden on the American people if we eliminated the Bush Tax Cuts. The left over sum would be a little less than the $900 billion dollars the bill was initially estimated to cost.

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that the Individual Mandate, the portion of the Affordable Care Act that dictates a penalty for those who do not buy health insurance, was Constitutional. Though struck down on the basis of the Commerce Clause in the Constitution, the Congressional power to levy taxes was used by Chief Justice Roberts as the basis for his siding with the four Liberal judges on the court, and ruling the mandate to be totally in bounds, as far as our Constitution is concerned.

Of course, as soon as the word “tax” was read in the opinion, the Right Wing media and Congressional Republicans began licking their chops, calling this the “biggest tax hike on the Middle Class in the history of anything ever.” Maybe those weren’t their exact words, but the message was the same. It would seem that they intend to sway public opinion on Obamacare by hitting everyone with an “Obama is an evil, tax-hiking Communist from Kenya” hammer. They insist that there’s no way that families making under $250,000 will be largely unaffected, as the Obama administration claims to be the case. Of course, they could just repeal the Bush Tax Cuts and slice out what most economists agree is the largest driver of our debt, and that has cost us already about $1.3 trillion dollars in their lifetime. ┬áJust to give you an idea, the worst estimates seen on what Obamacare could cost would be roughly $2 trillion dollars, in other words, this already fully-funded bill would have a much smaller tax burden on the American people if we eliminated the Bush Tax Cuts. The left over sum would be a little less than the $900 billion dollars the bill was initially estimated to cost.

Right now, it’s probably too early to tell exactly what kind of impact the ACA will have, but it’s pretty safe to say that it’s mostly hyperbole and scare-mongering behind the Right’s renewed attacks on it. But in the interest of fairness, we did uncover 50 ways in which you will absolutely have to pay more taxes as a result of Obamacare.

The Top 50 Ways Your Taxes Will Absolutely, Positively Go Up Under Obamacare

  1. You choose not to buy health insurance for you or your family.
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  3. You choose not to buy health insurance for you or your family.
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  • Eric

    I fail to understand how citizens with or without jobs feel they can not get healthcare. There are an abundance of ways to get assistance if truly unable to affort coverage. However, if it is just an added cost that one thinks is toomuch what are your plans if you encounter a catastrophic injury. American law insures you will be treated at a hospital. Without coverage you will skip out on the bill and the rest of us will have to absorb the cost in our payments. Why is it your right to fail to be resonsable? How do you think your rights are infringed upon by not getting healthcare coverage. What about my right not to pay your bill? I assume you have auto insurance if you own a car? That is the law in NYS.