Mar 15 2009
Only a liberal would assume taxing a benefit will make it cheaper – I kid you not:
The Obama administration is signaling to Congress that the president could support taxing some employee health benefits, as several influential lawmakers and many economists favor, to help pay for overhauling the health care system.
The ‘problem’ with the health system is affordable access. We have the best health care resources in the world. We produce the most new treatments, drugs, therapies and technology. There are pockets of capable science and technology around the world, but none compare in the breadth and depth of medical capabilitiesin the US.
The problem is affordable access. This premier medical care is expensive. It is made more expensive by having to cover uninsured illegal (and non-taxpaying) immigrant workers. It is also made more expensive through wasteful law suites which drain the medical pool of billions of dollars. It is made costly be endless red tape, reporting requirements, insurance paperwork, etc.
And now the liberals in DC plan to make it more expensive by taxing it – pulling more money out of the pool that should be used to provide the best in health care to Americans. And this will make it more affordable to more people and increase access?
Only a liberal could concoct such incoherent nonsense.