I don’t want to hear about the newest House vote to quash Obamacare. I don’t care how many times the health care law has been symbolically repealed. Despite a Pledge to America and lots of speeches and press releases about the GOP’s plans to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, so far the biggest threat has not come from Republicans.
It’s a lucky thing that Obama’s Affordable Care Act finally gave Washington an excuse to stop losing money to health care entitlement fraud. Look for federal officials to go out of their way to prove to the public that they are delivering what the White House promised, even though they will never tell us why we need new bills and more spending to deal with old problems.
Wasted government spending is more than just waste. It is an excuse to keep federal employees on the job tracking down lost tax dollars. It also enriches those doing business with the government, an expensive perk and part of using and abusing programs that are too large, too expensive, and too unwieldy to administer.
Health care entitlements already waste tens of billions every year, but get ready.
Your taxes are going up. If you think being part of the middle class or supporting Barack Obama will save you, you are dead wrong. There is a lot more going on with the federal budget than fiscal cliff tax rates. Obamacare taxes, state budgets in crisis, and all the trappings of a planned economy are ready and waiting to bleed you dry.
Do Democrats classify small companies by the ease with which their earnings can be turned into tax revenue by applying the Obama fair share principle? Explaining what happens when small businesses hire their 50th employee, this is how the Obamacare resource, HealthCare.gov, separates small companies from large companies:
You are generally considered a large business if you have more than 50 employees.¹
The Small Business Administration defines a small company a bit differently:
The Offce [sic] of Advocacy defines a small business as an independent business having fewer than 500 employees.²
The Republican Party was comfortable with the 500 employee benchmark in its Small Business Tax Cut Act of 2012, the 20% tax cut for small companies that met its demise in Harry Reid’s Senate.
Americans have always hated the idea of a national health care system. Socialized medicine is even harder to choke down because it reeks of government control over an area where at best bureaucracy will make things horribly expensive and at worst can kill us. Most Americans have figured out by now that we don’t have to worry about socialized medicine and certainly not universal coverage.
After months of waiting, the decision on the health care law is finally at hand. What will happen if Obamacare gets past the Supreme Court and the Medicaid expansion takes place according to plan? Speculation has focused on the individual mandate, but requiring us to bow to turning Medicaid into the president’s public option is at least as damaging as forcing Americans to purchase insurance using the excuse that we need to reign in health care costs.
When did we decide it would be a good idea for our government to be in the birth control business? The uproar over contraceptives, religion, and the health care law distracted Congress from the reality of revisiting the payroll tax cut, battling over the budget, dealing with long-term unemployment, and plotting how best to stall any semblance of progress until after the 2012 election.