<<If the plan is not designed carefully, they say, the additional taxes could affect many workers who are far from affluent and put the cost of adequate coverage further beyond the reach of many Americans.>>
Obama promised not to raise income taxes for people making less than a certain amount. However, what is the difference between raising income taxes and raising health care taxes? It's all money out of your pocket.
One thing is certain (in my mind, anyway). Things are going to get worse for most people. The Commerce Department has announced that consumer spending is going way down. With 70 million baby boomers due to retire this year, Social Security and Medicare have 53 trillion in unfunded liabilities. Chrysler is about to close 800 dealerships, which will put lots more people out of work. According to RealtyTrac, 682,000 people rec'd home foreclosure notices in the March-April period. Not good.