Taxes for health care, oh boy!
By Ken Hildebrand
He said something about the middle class being taxed enough. He claimed he would not put a bigger tax burden on our middle class.
Then came the health care debate. They claimed that it is not a tax. This same rhetoric came from all the democrats in Washington. Well, now the Supreme Court has upheld the controversial healthcare law because they claim that it falls under the ability of Congress to tax the American people.
You see, people cannot be compelled to purchase a product (which is what “Obamacare” would actually do) but you can be taxed for government services even if you never use them.
This has been the process over the years and the people haven’t noticed it. Transportation is a good example.
Here we have the regional transportation authority (RTA) which provides transportation for people who don’t have cars or would prefer not to use them on a daily basis. Unsurprisingly, it is funded through fares and taxes.
Schools are paid for by property taxes. Even if you rent the property tax is part of that rent. Local beautification projects are funded by local taxes and many more things that you may never use or see are paid for by your tax dollars.
There is an obvious problem with the taxes we pay. Regional transportation as well as Amtrak (which is actually a government entity) is normally broke and looking for more money. Our schools can’t seem to teach our children to read, write or do math no matter how much money we throw at them. And there has never been a government program which has worked and come in at or under budget.
One thing our government officials do know how to do is rob the funds for their own use in areas that were never meant to be funded. Look at how well social security has done. This has been a constant problem ever since its inception. The congress found a pot of cash to draw from. Now it’s going broke and they have done nothing to fund it.
Do you trust these people to do the right thing?
When Mom and Dad can’t retire they can move in with you or you can just kick them to the side of the road. It’s great that their social security went to some other project or to fund someone’s Medicare who never paid a dime for it.
It’s time to change the laws in this country. Any law passed should apply to all Americans including congress and the president.
This means that the health care law would apply to them while currently they can receive waivers. They would lose their sweet health care deal.
Furthermore, any taxes passed must be used for what they were intended for originally, and nothing else. It might not be perfect, but it would be a start and a significant improvement over what we have now.
If you think that the health care is any different, think again. They have found the largest pot of gold ever.
Your taxes are now going to go up until there is nothing left for you. Remember, there has never been a government program that they didn’t like and the larger the pot of cash the more they like it.
Edited by Madison Ruppert
Ken Hildebrand is the host of the Information Nation on the Orion Talk Radio Network. The Information Nation airs 6:00-8:00 PM PST/9:00-11:00 PM EST immediately before End the Lie Radio. Be sure to tune in to both for four hours of informative talk radio. It is the absolute best way to cap off your weekend and start off a new week, guaranteed!