The Proposed Health Care Tax Republicans Are Raising Hell Over

OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD DEMOCRATS ARE RAISING TAXES!

REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH!

CLASS WARFARE!

Republicans are notorious for wanting to have their cake and eat it too. When Democrats first proposed health care reform Republicans cried “it’s too expensive…the deficit is already too high”. When Democrats promised to make any health care bill deficit neutral, ie paid for without deficit spending, Republicans cried “Oh no, you can’t limit our tax breaks for the supremely wealthy.” Now Democrats have proposed a minor surtax on families in the top tax bracket. “That’s class warfare! Rich people can’t afford it! No more taxes” cry Republicans.

From the sound of it you’d think democrats were planing to levy some huge tax on the American people. That has to be true right? Well here’s  the proposed surtax:

Starting in 2011, a family making $500,000 would have to pay $1,500 in additional income tax to help subsidize coverage for the uninsured. A family making $1 million would have to pay $9,000.

Yep, an extra $9,000 a year on millionaires.

This my friends is the health care tax Republicans are trying to kill health care reform over.

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