Oh no! It’s a Tax!
- President Obama has cut taxes by $3,600 for the typical middle class family. Republican plans will raise taxes on middle class families to give millionaires and billionaires a $250,000 tax cut.
- The facts are clear: the health care law provides a significant tax cut averaging about $4,000 for more than 18 million middle class people and families — a tax cut Republicans in Washington are vowing to repeal, socking it to the middle class once again.
- For those that can afford health insurance but stay uninsured — forcing the rest of us to subsidize their care for free — a penalty is administered. This is estimated by the CBO to affect 1 percent of the population. It is modeled on the health reform Governor Romney signed into law, where less than 1 percent have been affected by the Massachusetts penalty.
Isn’t personal responsibility what Republicans are all about? The Affordable Care Act forces the 1% of Americans who aren’t taking responsibility in their own health care, to finally do so and stop mooching off everyone else.