ObamaCare’s 7 Tax Hikes On The Middle Class And Poor

Obamacare In The Moon SC ObamaCares 7 Tax Hikes On The Middle Class And Poor

By ruling that ObamaCare is constitutional, the Supreme Court has set in motion a slew of tax hikes. Well, someone has to pay for it. For rich folks, looming big is the 3.8% Medicare surtax on investment income, and the 0.9% Medicare payroll tax hike (from 1.45% to 2.35%). And then there are the tax hikes for everybody else.

Obama’s pledge against any form of tax increase on Americans making less than $250,000 a year “was thrown out the window” when he signed the healthcare law, says John Kartch, communications director with Americans For Tax Reform (founded by anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist).


Here’s a rundown of seven ObamaCare tax hikes that affect the hoi polloi.

No. 1. The Individual Mandate Excise Tax. Starting in 2014, anyone not buying “qualifying” health insurance must pay an income tax surtax. It goes up each year until 2016 and beyond when a couple would pay a tax of the higher of $1,360 or 2.5% of adjusted gross income.

Read more at Forbes.com. By Ashlea Ebeling.

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  1. flowers says:

    All those expecting that 'free' health care are in for a rude awakening.

    • Jan Dinkins says:

      The ones who will get it are the ones who are on our dime now…the young, dumb and lazy AND illegals! They will FOREVER be the democrat voters! What they are so stupid not to realize is that without the tax-payer their freebies will be blowing in the wind. There are not many of us left.

  2. Disgusted says:

    I am one of those really poor people, I make less than fifteen thousand a year, and I have no insurance. Other than my old car, there is no insurance in my home for anyone, except my husband who is on Medicare. I do not want anything, ANYTHING FROM THIS BABOON IN OFFICE! I would live under a bridge before I accept his handouts. He is an insult to myself and others like me. To take his handouts at the risk of the death of my country is unthinkable. Because to take all those free things, including a healthcare fiasco that will not be the “wonderful plan” that he says it is, instead it will be like Canada, The UK, and Europe, with their so called “free healthcare”. Nothing is ever free! There will be long, long longer waits for much needed care, and most will not even get the care because they are “expendible”! Old people, people with mental health issues, poor people who will be considered more of a burden than useful………the list goes on and on, but this will turn out to be the worst thing ever to happen to us, next to the “election” of this Disease who now has infected us with his sick, twisted and evil mind games and plans. This EVIL thing needs to be told “NO, and NO, GET THE HELL OUT OF THIS COUNTRY AND DON”T LOOK BACK! We don’t want you or anything you have. And, we certianly don’t want your hellish and bottomless pit of a “healthcare” garbage!” And he needs to go somewhere else if he wants to be KING! King Turd of SH#! Mountian!! That is all he is!!!!!!!

    • Seeks_the_truth says:

      Come on now Disgusted, you have to be wrong. Didn't you read the article where Blacks said that Whites are PRIVILEGED all because of the color of their skin? See, because they said so, you are supposed to be living in the lap of luxury. Did you lose that silver spoon in your mouth you were born with all because you're White?
      I was talking with a 17 year old yesterday about oblameocare. Even though he can't vote for his future, he is directly impacted by this decision and he should understand. Well, I was showing him the video's explaining oblameocare and the "taxation". His first comment on it was, "But won't this tax destroy jobs?".
      How about that. A 17 year old who doesn't know much and HE gets it!
      Obviously we were raised old school. Take nothing you haven't earned. But guess what. It's those who get screwed! I say TAKE ALL you can! We, as patriotic, loyal citizens, DESERVE it whereas the illegals and Blacks popping off kids don't. TAKE all you can…The more we take, the less they get.
      Except for when I'll get a ticket, (I don't want to lose my license) when asked for ID or a birth certificate, I say I don't have any/one.(are they discriminating?) I applied for and received an ITIN number in which I file all kinds of tax refunds I never paid. I do everything the illegals do. If illegals can get away with it, I can too.
      Come and get me. Can't deport me. Oblameo just made that illegal. Besides, I have no citizenship to ANY country. I renounce any American citizenship I might of had.
      Just a thought.

      • Disgusted says:

        Seeks, I am a principled sort of person. It goes against my principles to take from a nation that has been so good to me, and a nation that I have always been proud of. To take anything from this thing in office is not something I can do and not choke on it in trying to swallow it! If my stomach, nose and throat do not all agree on what I try to put in any of the three, nothing will pass my lips. So it is with accepting bribes and the like, from someone I despise more than anything or anyone I have ever had the displeasure of knowing, knowing about, and having to see each time I turn on a tv, or my computer, in one form or another, this ABORTION THAT SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED, IS ALWAYS STARING INTO MY SCREENS! And it sickens me, literally makes my stomach turn and want to throw everything in it out and down the crapper! I am An American. I am a working class American, one of the poor, but proud Americans! I earn what I have, which is not a lot, but by the Grace of God, I earned it honestly, and I did not steal a thing to get it. Old car, old home, I shop at Goodwill and Thrift stores, and Wal Mart, and Family Dollar stores. I live cheaply because I have no choice, and frankly, have no desire to live as the rich do. I have only one wish, and that is to be able to pay my bills without sweating blood to do so. And the one true desire I have is the same as my father’s before me, to get to heaven and meet Jesus Christ. That is my ultimate goal in life, to end it well, and be rewarded as my father was. And to have all this garbage on earth be nothing but the past, of which I will remember nothing. I do beleive in God, and in eternity. But in the meantime, I love my country, and will stand by what I beleive to be right and true, and as the Tom Petty song says……I will not back down.

        • Seeks_the_truth says:

          I still say put pride on the back shelf and if you deserve programs like welfare assistance accept it. Your taxes paid for it. The program was designed to help people exactly like you, but then do you really need help if you're able to get through life happy?
          I don't believe money buys happiness. I'm very content leading a basic life. I have what I want, and don't care about the Jones'. Everything I have, I paid cash for. I earned everything I have. I don't believe in debt. From my home and car, to basic items like a TV or stove. You say you shop at Goodwill, Thrift stores etc like that's a bad thing. Do you get what you want at a price you want? Isn't that all that matters. Just as one of my favorite songs say: It's not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes. There's no dollar sign on peace of mind this I've come to know.
          One more thing. We need to expose the problems happening in our country. How do we do that if everyone sits back and does nothing? Talking is great, but it takes action to get something done. Without proof, it's all just a "conspiracy theory". Being a proud American is a way of life, not something tangible, at least is was in years back.

          I'm glad this country has been so great to you. It hasn't been to me and my people. From killing my people with disease, to forcing us on a long walk that killed thousands. Trying to steal my grandfather from his family to actually stealing land from my great grandmother. Through all this, I was a proud American, but not lately. I refuse to be called American if that in my White House is what it means. IF America returns, so shall I. Until then, I'm not an American. I do not belong to the Socialist States of Amerika. What I'm doing is not backing down. I'm forcing certain departments to take notice. To charge me, they have to charge the entire department. I have local reporters waiting to write the article when they try. Someone has to do the dirty work and take the chances while others sit in their home and complain.
          It also makes me feel good. When I can take money earmarked for illegal aliens and give it to a local food pantry to feed citizens who are down on their luck makes me feel like I accomplished something. In that respect, I'm guilty of pride.
          I want my America back, and I'm not afraid of fighting for it, anyway I can.

          I can only hope that at the end of time, when the judgment comes and the Great Book of Life is opened, my name is in there and I will be permitted into Heaven.

          I love my country and God. I'm not the type to sit back, complain and let others do the work. I like being on the front lines.

    • Jan Dinkins says:

      A pretty good analysis of Obama of what he's done and what he is! But the rightful place for obama would be solitary confinement…without a mirror!

  3. David F. says:

    We have seen programs like this before…one of the big one that this reminds me of is Germany Prior to World War II in which Germany Euthanized those who were Infirm (Disabled), Elderly (Death Panels), and those that didn't fit their idea of the Genetic "Super Race". Is this what we have become…just a foot note in History to be known as the Fourth Reitch?

    • Jan Dinkins says:

      The 'death panel' is composed of 15 members…none doctors… who will decide the medical or non medical fate of senior citizens. It's disgusting how idiots do not remember that Obama ALWAYS threatens to take from Medicare or soc. sec. funds when any discussion comes up about stopping his insane spending! He is extremely anxious to get rid of anyone who can no longer fill his trough.

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