Do you remember the promise of President Obama when he was running for President? I know, he made a lot that he seems to have forgotten, but there are two that really stick in my mind, and they go hand in hand.
First he promised that “Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes”? Then he told us ” If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”
Well, Mr. President, perhaps we all should have been permitted to read what was in the health care bill before you and your liberal Democrats forced it down our throats. Maybe you should have read it too, sir. Then you would have known that hidden in that bill that none of us were given the time to read are $569 billion in new taxes on – among other things – prescription drugs, medical devices, health insurance plans, and even tanning salons. These levies will trickle down to couples with annual incomes below $250,000 and individuals under $200,000.
The President also refuses to reject the idea of a national sales levy (Value Added Tax). I guess he forgot his promise to all of us. To add insult to injury not only is the President breaking his word on not increasing any taxes, the new law actually collects $60 billion in new taxes BEFORE any major benefits of the bill begin in 2014.
The new law will tax individuals who can’t afford or don’t purchase insurance, it will impose excise taxes on existing health insurance plans, it will levy taxes on some companies employing as few as 50 workers, and impose new taxes on investment income.
The second promise of the President that we would all get to keep our plan if we liked it doesn’t hold true for one of our most vulnerable groups – our seniors. You see, again, the President made a promise that he never intended to keep. The Democrats were always very careful to say that Medicare would not be touched, and technically they may be right, but even that isn’t certain.
What they didn’t tell anyone was that for the millions of seniors who pay premiums to be covered by Medicare Advantage plans there is a big change coming. The Democrats say they will save $500 billion in overpayments and fraud and abuse by cutting funds from Medicare Advantage plans. What they are really doing is eliminating a much needed service that millions of our seniors rely on – Medicare Advantage plans can’t survive the massive cuts that are on the way – and the Democrats knew it before they made their false promise.
I wonder when the President will tell the American people that he made two promises that he never intended keeping?
Cross posted at Chuck For Congress.com