First of all, we seem to be back online. There was a server issue that is now corrected… hopefully.
Back to business at hand…
To Obama, this is not breaking his promise to avoid raising taxes on the middle class, because as they keep telling everybody, Obamacare is not a tax. But a tax by any other name is still going to nail the middle class big time:
Stephen Moore, Senior Economics Writer with the Wall Street Journal, told FOX and Friends this morning that nearly 75% of Obamacare costs will fall on the backs of those Americans making less than $120,000 a year.
I think I’ll trademark the question, “You mean my free health care isn’t free?” If I can get a dime every time it’s uttered in the coming years, I’ll put the proceeds towards my Obamacare bill.
Fortunately for Obama, by design, people won’t begin to feel this for several months or even years, so people supporting it won’t realize they were lied to (again) until well after the November election:
I was going to write about this one here Friday afternoon but the site went down, but it’s a good fit with the “middle class hardest hit” Obamacare theme:
The Obama administration on Friday threatened to veto a defense appropriations bill in part because it does not include higher health care fees for members of the military.
“The Administration is disappointed that the Congress did not incorporate the requested TRICARE fee initiatives into either the appropriation or authorization legislation,” the White House wrote in an official policy statement expressing opposition to the bill, which the House approved in May.