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Article Originally From The Frederick Douglass Foundation of New York Blog
By Ayesha Kreutz
Obama said republicans were fear mongering and that “Obamacare” was not a tax, Yet they argued it in court as a tax and it has been up held as a tax (not as commerce clause). Obama said No, he would not tax the middle class, yet here we are with the largest tax hike in history. Control our health and they control everything, Hitler would be proud. Shoot most dictators would be proud, Obama just got the supreme court to set a precedent for unlimited taxation.
But our faith and trust is in God not man and certainly not “the most perfect man to walk the earth, since Jesus”. I have a hope and a peace in me that lets me know we can overcome because God has given us the truth.
We can now officially call the Historic half-white man Obama “The tax-man” not just “The man”. The tax-man destroying America One small business, one middle class family at a time. Ayesha Kreutz And yes you can quote me on that one, no more misses nice-guy for me ~ Ayesha Kreutz
Or The Con-man in Chief
I find it rather ironic that this country was founded on the basis of religious freedom and opposition to taxes without the consent of the people and yet here we have a guy out their advocating for circumventing the will and rights of the people for the power of the government while taxing them against their will. ~ Ayesha Kreutz
Government (of whatever form) cannot righteously rule without consent of the governed. Without your consent, this entity cannot rightfully claim or require any contractual obligation upon you. No individual or collective entity can declare legitimate authority over your life or property without your explicit consent. Without your consent, their claims of ruling you can then only be backed by threatening violence upon you, further illustrating their illegitimacy. And no, you cannot be rightfully born into such an arrangement, just as you cannot be rightfully born a slave. (Thanks Wise Crow)
Well, there you have. It is Code Red people, time to suit up and get going. Just as we in the TEA Party have been trying to warn and trying to wake up America and tell you this is the people verses the government. People your freedom is in peril now is not the time to be timid and cower but let righteous indignation rise up in you and act. But, never fear, for God did not give us a spirit of fear and those of us who are His children know the end of the story so be bold. Yes we must vote in conservative (not RINOS) but conservatives.: Congressman, Senators, assembly men .. It is imperative we the people save the great experiment called America. We are what is left, in a way it is kinda cool cause we get to be like cause we get to be like the founding fathers . We at the Frederick Douglass Foundation go into the belly of the beast and educate those who do not know any better, are indoctrinated or unintentionally ignorant and now more than ever you can see why we need more warriors. Join us or at least help us inform those lost in the world the government has created for them. It is up to us WE THE PEOPLE NOW. We are boots on the ground, www.tfdf.org
“Supreme Court Upholds Mandate As Tax” (Brent Kendall, Louise Radnofsky and Jess Bravin, “Supreme Court Upholds Mandate As Tax,”The Wall Street Journal , 6/28/12)
OBAMA’S PLEDGE NOT TO RAISE TAXES ON THE MIDDLE CLASS GETS BROKEN AGAIN, NOW 26 MILLION AMERICANS FACE HIGHER TAXES FROM OBAMACARE
Obama Repeatedly Pledged Not To Raise Taxes On Anyone Making Less Than $250,000
In 2008, Obama Promised He Would Not Raise Any Taxes On Families Earning Less Than $250,000 A Year. OBAMA: “I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.” (Senator Barack Obama, Remarks At A Campaign Event, Dover, NH, 8/12/08)
Now Middle Class Families Face Up To $2,085 In Higher Taxes A Year
As Many As 26 Million Americans Will Now Be Required To Obtain Health Insurance Or Be Taxed By ObamaCare. “About 26.3 million Americans who are currently uninsured will be required to newly obtain coverage or pay a fine.” About 26.3 million Americans who are currently uninsured will be required to newly obtain coverage or pay a fine. In this group, 8.1 million people will be eligible to receive free or close-to-free insurance through Medicaid or CHIP and can avoid the mandate penalties if they do so; hence our finding that 18.2 million Americans (6 percent of the total population, 7 percent of the nonelderly population) will be required to newly purchase coverage or face a penalty.” (Linda J. Blumberg, Matthew Buettgens and Judy Feder, “Timely Analysis Of Immediate Health Policy Issues,” The Urban Institute, March 2012)
Those Without Insurance Will Be Required To Pay A Tax Of Up To $2,085 A Year. “Require U.S. citizens and legal residents to have qualifying health coverage. Those without coverage pay a tax penalty of the greater of $695 per year up to a maximum of three times that amount ($2,085) per family or 2.5% of household income. The penalty will be phased-in according to the following schedule: $95 in 2014, $325 in 2015, and $695 in 2016 for the flat fee or 1.0% of taxable income in 2014, 2.0% of taxable income in 2015, and 2.5% of taxable income in 2016.” (“Focus On Health Reform: Summary Of New Health Reform Law,” The Kaiser Family Foundation, 4/15/11)
In 2009, Obama Mocked The Idea That The Individual Mandate Was A Tax
In September 2009, Obama Disagreed That The Individual Mandate Was A Tax When Reminded That He Promised Not To Increase Taxes On The Middle Class ABC NEWS’ GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: “Probably the most definitive promise you made in the campaign is that no one in the middle class would get a tax increase on your watch.” PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “Right.” STEPHANOPOULOS: “Yet this week, Senator Rockefeller and several other Democrats say that this bill by Senator Baucus is a big middle class tax increase. Do you agree and does that mean you can’t sign it?” OBAMA: “Well, I don’t agree.” (ABC’s “This Week,” 9/20/09)
OBAMACARE’S TAX HIKES ARE ALREADY KILLING JOBS, LIMITING CHOICES AND PUTTING THE PINCH ON MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES
Obama Pays For His Government Takeover Of Health Care With $500 Billion In Job-Destroying Taxes On Small Businesses, Investments And Innovation. (Douglas W. Elmendorf, Letter To Nancy Pelosi, Congressional Budget Office, 3/20/10; “Estimated Revenue Effects Of The Amendment In The Nature Of A Substitute To H.R. 4872: JCX-17-10,” Joint Committee On Taxation, 3/20/10)
Medical Device Tax Will Hit Middle Class Families And Cost Jobs
Medical Device Tax Is Just One Of ObamaCare’s Provisions That Will Affect The Middle Class. “Other provisions indirectly affecting individuals through possible effects on prices of goods and services include the imposition of an annual fee on manufacturers and importers of branded drugs; the imposition of an excise tax on manufacturers and importers of certain medical devices; repeal of the business deduction for federal subsidies for certain retiree prescription drug plans; the imposition of a fee on insured and self-insured health plans for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund; and the imposition of a 10-percent excise tax on indoor tanning services.” (Joint Committee On Taxation, Letter To Senator Tom Coburn, 3/20/12)
ObamaCare’s 2.3 Percent Tax On Medical Devices Will Negatively Affect Businesses.“Although the fate of the Obama administration’s health reform law is unclear – a U.S. Supreme Court ruling is at least months away – one aspect of the law, a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices, is having an immediate dampening effect. Locally, it’s the medical device startups and early-stage businesses that are affected.” (Tom Tobin, “Health Care: The Everywhere Issue,” The Rochester Democrat And Chronicle, 9/25/11)
In A Recent Survey, Nearly Half Of The Medical Device Company Executives Who Responded Said They Planned To Cut Costs And May Be Forced To Lay Off Workers In Order To Comply With The Tax. “According to the survey of 190 financial executives from the medical device manufacturing industry, 40 percent of respondents said their companies are already contemplating actions such as price increases and cost reductions, including possible layoffs, as a way to stay competitive.” (Chris Reidy, “KPMG Survey: New Tax Could Hit Medical Device Companies Hard,” The Boston Globe , 4/18/12)
At Least Three Firms Have Already Announced Layoffs In Anticipation Of The Tax. “At least three firms have already announced layoffs in anticipation of the tax, including Michigan-based Stryker Corp, a maker of hip and knee replacements that said it will cut its work force by 5 percent, losing 1,000 jobs.” (N.C. Aizenman, “Medical Device Tax Repeal Bill Gains Some Ground,” The Washington Post , 5/30/12)
Mandates On Business Will Cause Middle Class Americans To Pay More For Their Health Care
Middle Class Americans Will Suffer Due To ObamaCare’s Tax On High-Value Health Plans Which Could Force Employers To Pass On The Extra Cost To Employees. “One such provision is the excise tax on high-cost employer-sponsored health coverage. This provision imposes an excise tax on insurers if the aggregate value of employer-sponsored health insurance coverage for an employee exceeds a threshold amount defined in the bill. The tax is equal to 40 percent of the aggregate value that exceeds the threshold amount. It is imposed pro rata on the issuers of the insurance. Though the statutory incident of the tax is borne by the issuer, a portion of this increase is likely to be passed on to employees in the form of higher prices for insurance policies.” (Joint Committee On Taxation, Letter To Senator Tom Coburn, 3/20/12)
Middle Class Americans Could Be Impacted By An Annual Fee on Health Care Providers.“Another provision that indirectly affects individuals is the annual fee on health insurance providers. Under the provision, an annual fee applies to a covered entity engaged in the business of providing health insurance with respect to United States health risks. The aggregate annual fee is apportioned among the providers based on a ratio designed to reflect relative market share of U.S. health insurance business.” (Joint Committee On Taxation, Letter To Senator Tom Coburn, 3/20/12)
A 3.8 Percent Medicare Surtax Could Hit The Middle Class In The Future
The Increased Medicare Surtax Is Directed At The “The Rich” But “Remember How The Alternative Minimum Tax Was Supposed To Apply Only To A Handful Of Millionaires?” “Oh, and these new taxes aren’t indexed for inflation, so many middle-class families will soon be considered rich and pay the surcharge as their incomes rise past $250,000 due to tax-bracket creep. Remember how the Alternative Minimum Tax was supposed to apply only to a handful of millionaires?” (Editorial, “Taxes Upon Taxes Upon…,” The Wall Street Journal, 7/11/11)
“Taxpayer Costs Over 10 Years: $210 Billion.“ (Editorial, “Taxes Upon Taxes Upon…,” The Wall Street Journal, 7/11/11)
Employers Will Be Hit With Stiff Penalties By ObamaCare
“About One-Third Of Employers Subject To Major Requirements Of The New Health Care Law May Face Tax Penalties Because They Offer Health Insurance That Could Be Considered Unaffordable To Some Employees, A New Study Says.” (Robert Pear, “Study Points to Health Law’s Penalties,” The New York Times, 5/23/10)
ObamaCare Raises Taxes $32 Billion Through To A Tax on High Cost Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage. (“Estimated Revenue Effects Of The Manager’s Amendment To The Revenue Provisions Contained In The ‘Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act,”Joint Committee On Taxation Report, 12/20/10)
I know I know We have to be fair and make sure everyone pays their fair share of taxes. While I think that is a crock to begin with let me point out this
President Barack Obama’s plan to make the tax code more “fair” by permanently raising taxes by $1.5 trillion over 10 years, with most of the burden falling on families and businesses earning more than $250,000 per year. But if we are talking about “fairness,” shouldn’t those who pay no taxes pay a bit more?
“According to the IRS, the top 1 percent of income earners—those earning more than $380,000 in 2008—paid more than 38 percent of all federal income taxes while earning 20 percent of all income. The top 10 percent ($114,000 and above) earned 45 percent of income and paid 70 percent of all taxes. At the same time, the bottom 50 percent of income earners—those earning less than $33,000—earned 13 percent of all income and paid less than 3 percent of federal income taxes.” Source
BUT hey with this new Tax for the Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) is the largest tax increase on the middle class, those making less than 250k so hey I guess Obama really does want to be “fair”
U.S. Congressional Budget Office. “Historical Effective Federal Tax Rates: 1979 to 2005″ Summary Table 2, December 2007.
U.S. Congressional Budget Office. “Historical Effective Federal Tax Rates: 1979 to 2005″ Appendix: Detailed Tables for 1979 to 2005 Tables 1A and 1B, December 2007.
The Supreme Courts written opinion On the Affordable Healthcare Act is here.