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Donít Destroy Private Sector Health Care, End the Cadillac Tax
realclearpolitics ^ | 09/13/2019 | Michael D Scott

Posted on 09/13/2019 9:19:16 AM PDT by ChicagoConservative27

In July, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted 419-6 to repeal the health care “Cadillac Tax.” As the Senate returns to work, it is now time for the bipartisan group of more than 60 Senators to repeal the Cadillac Tax and end the threat that will destroy the health care of 181 million hard-working Americans and their families.

Hard-working Americans and their families have already been negatively impacted by the looming “Cadillac Tax” on the health care plans that the job creating employers of America provide to their workers. This tax was part of the Affordable Care Act and has been delayed twice because it will devastate employer-provided health care if allowed to go into effect.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cadillac; destroy; healthcare; tax

1 posted on 09/13/2019 9:19:16 AM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Whatever they do is hypocritical unless they have the same health insurance system as US!


2 posted on 09/13/2019 9:21:46 AM PDT by I want the USA back (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. Orwell.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Hard-working Americans...


Every time I see that phrase I wanna puke.

Pure political wording at its funniest. It destroys the credibility of whoever is saying it.

I’m not saying there are not Americans that work hard, but I’ve been in the work force for many decades. The number that actually “work hard” is a small percentage. and what does that phrase even mean outside of political statements?

OK, rant over. Carry on...


3 posted on 09/13/2019 9:24:04 AM PDT by cuban leaf (We're living in Dr. Zhivago but without the love triangle)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Interestingly enough, the bulk of those on the Cadillac plans are government employees.


4 posted on 09/13/2019 9:24:53 AM PDT by fruser1
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To: I want the USA back

I believe I saw a story on here a short while back, that was from a Dem Congressman’s wife. She was complaining about their Healthcare Plan not covering counseling and therapy sessions. She made it sound like they had the same type of insurance. But maybe this woman’s family just doesn’t have that coverage under their private insurance.


5 posted on 09/13/2019 9:25:13 AM PDT by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell..?)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Surely Ovomit has some say about this? No?


6 posted on 09/13/2019 9:27:06 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: cuban leaf

Joining your rant.

As you say, the number of truly hardworking people is not very high. And then the politicians look around and see that some people have “more stuff” than other people. So those folks need to be taxed. What government does — overwhelmingly — is punish hardworking Americans. The truly rich, on the other hand, just become cronies and they get special benefits from the government.


7 posted on 09/13/2019 9:29:01 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
Actually, Congress should go in the exact opposite direction if it really wants to "fix health care."

Health insurance premiums paid by employers should be considered taxable benefits for the employees -- no different from a company car, life insurance premiums paid by the employer, day care reimbursements provided by the employer, etc.

Giving employers a tax break on these health care premiums in the first place has completely fouled up health care in this country.

8 posted on 09/13/2019 9:30:39 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave." -- Frederick Douglass)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Where would you rather go for medical care - the DMV (government health care) or your own personal doctor who you pay directly (healthcare in the free market)?

Common sense - something becoming more rare these days.


9 posted on 09/13/2019 9:30:47 AM PDT by Jim W N (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yep. I’ve been listening to an abridged version of Atlas Shrugged lately. When I originally read the book about 30 years ago, I saw it as a warning. As I “hear” those same chapters, it describes, in way too real a way, the world we actually live in today.

Honestly, it kinda saddens me. If I were not a Christian, my feelings would be severe.


10 posted on 09/13/2019 9:54:29 AM PDT by cuban leaf (We're living in Dr. Zhivago but without the love triangle)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Did Dems finally realize this Obama tax would hurt those they need to vote Dem?


11 posted on 09/13/2019 10:05:03 AM PDT by RWGinger (Does anyone else really)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
Thank you for referencing that article ChicagoConservative27. Please note that the following critique is directed at the article and not at you.

"Don’t Destroy Private Sector Health Care, End the Cadillac Tax"

FR: Never Accept the Premise of Your Opponent’s Argument

While corrupt, post-17th Amendment ratification lawmakers make heroes out of themselves in the eyes of hard-working, low-information voters by going though the motions of repealing the healthcare Cadillac Tax, a tax crisis manufactured by lawmakers, patriots are reminded of the following.

Regardless of politically correct interpretation of the scope of Congress’s Commerce Clause powers by FDR’s state sovereignty-ignoring activist justices, the states have never expressly constitutionally given the feds the specific power to regulate insurance, even if buyer and seller are domiciled in different states.

Corrections, insights welcome.

Remember in November 2020!

MAGA! Now KAG! (Keep America Great!)

Laura Ingraham says Make America Greater!

12 posted on 09/13/2019 10:19:18 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: cuban leaf

Ayn Rand had the destroyer class dialed in perfectly.


13 posted on 09/13/2019 11:56:54 AM PDT by wally_bert (Hola. Me llamo Inspector Carlton Lassiter. Me gusta queso.)
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To: wally_bert

Yeah. She goes a little nutso with the John Galt speech at the end, but still...

Even the exposed thinking and excuses the hard left uses in the book is what we are actually seeing today.


14 posted on 09/13/2019 12:12:56 PM PDT by cuban leaf (We're living in Dr. Zhivago but without the love triangle)
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To: cuban leaf

Ayn Rand has been very influential (not influential enough, though) — but if she had managed to tell her stories WITH a Christian perspective, she would have had a much bigger impact. Alas! Christianity was not her cup of tea. It’s a terrible pity.


15 posted on 09/13/2019 12:30:28 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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