Update at end…

hard hat

“No tax on the middle class,” was the Obama mantra prior to the election.  Did you union, blue collar workers feel all comfy cozy that you would not see more money flushed down the toilet in Washington?  Ha.. little did you know..  buddy you aren’t middle class, you’re one of those in the elite snotty upper class that the real middle class thinks deserves to be hit with increased taxes.  What you only make around $45,000 or $55,000/ year.. tough, Washington needs help paying for their health care reform ( what Senator can we bribe now) legislation.

WASHINGTONPresident Barack Obama signaled to House Democratic leaders Wednesday that they’ll have to drop their opposition to taxing high-end health insurance plans to pay for health coverage for millions of uninsured Americans.

In a meeting at the White House, Obama expressed his preference for the insurance tax contained in the Senate’s health overhaul bill, but largely opposed by House Democrats and organized labor, Democratic aides said. The aides spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was private.  (emphasis mine)

Something most union workers do not know.. what does the health care plan you have cost the company?  Hmmm… puzzled?

Here’s a scenario, approximately 8 years ago my union was told by the company that our health care cost them $1,200 per month/ employee which they used as a bargaining chip to lower pay increases.

After scouring the net and reading far too many articles related to the percentage increase in health care insurance policies, I found the norm to be a 10% rise each year.  Taking my company supplied info of $1,200/ per employee and extrapolating that with a 10% increase each year over the last 6 years I find that my employer now pays $28,032 each year in health care costs.  Are you following me, so far?  Now my company belongs to an industry wide health care policy, it does not matter if you are the sole beneficiary on the plan or whether you have a family of 12 which are covered, they pay the same for the policy; “x” amount of dollars per employee.

The Senate bill considers this plan a premium plan, this is how the Senate breaks it down:  Plans for individuals which cost over $8,500 and over $23,000 for family are considered premium plans.  Yippee.. didn’t know that as a lower middle class blue collar worker you were playing with premium dice, did you?

Well.. it gets better because premium plans will be facing an excise tax of 40% over the allotted amount.  In this scenario, the individual has exceeded their allowed cost by $19,532, which will result in a tax of $7812/ year or $651/ month or $325/ pay check.  Bet some of you are glad you’re married, because it will not be quiet as bad.  The family plan exceeds the allowed amount by $5,032, which results in a tax of $2012/year or $167/month or $83/ pay check.

Since my company uses the “x” amount of dollars per employee figure, I’m thinking that each of us will be considered as individual policy holders.

I can’t wait to spring this insight on the Obama lovers at work, maybe they will replace the denial with the hard fact that the Democrats are NOT for the working individual; they are for the special interest groups and the low-life’s looking to get their “stuff” from the government.

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Seems some are starting to understand how health care reform bribe legislation this will effect millions of Americans.  It is time to dump this legislation.. period.

h/t Freedom Fairy via Uppity Woman

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