Posted by Trentonjoe on 11/7/2012 10:32:00 AM (view original):
um, how have my taxes gone up? You know, because they haven't.
Do you have kids? Are you married?
Just off the top, January 1st, my taxes will rise by $1500+.
Do you use an FSA for your medical expenses (if you don't, you should). If you spend more than $2500, your taxes are going up.
The medicine cabinet tax, the HSA withdrawal tax hike, and many others.
Coming soon (likely): since employers will be reporting their health care premium contribution for you, the way is paved for taxes to be implemented on those benefits as income. This is your ultimate path to single-payer system, which Obama has been a supporter of all along.
Indirect effect of policies through ACA:
Do you use durable medical equipment (like a C-PAP)? Providers' taxes went up --> 2.3% excise tax for equipment >$100.
Is your insurance company REQUIRED to cover things it didn't before? Mine is. Premiums for the same coverage for my family have gone up 43% for 2013 over this year.
Yours may not have gone up for whatever reason, but I'm your basic middle class guy with a family and even though I got a reasonable raise, my buying power decreases dramatically and my taxes are going up. Even more when the fiscal cliff comes.
"Not one dime if you make
under (oops, edit) $250K"
Preposterous. Huge lie. Huge.