Friday, April 02, 2010

Obamacare Was Mainly Aimed
At Redistributing Wealth

by Byron York - April 2nd, 2010 - Washington Examiner

It hasn't attracted much notice, but recently some prominent advocates of Obamacare have spoken more frankly than ever before about why they supported a national health care makeover. It wasn't just about making insurance more affordable. It wasn't just about bending the cost curve. It wasn't just about cutting the federal deficit. It was about redistributing wealth.

Health reform is "an income shift," Democratic Sen. Max Baucus said on March 25. "It is a shift, a leveling, to help lower income, middle income Americans."

In his halting, jumbled style, Baucus explained that in recent years "the maldistribution of income in America has gone up way too much, the wealthy are getting way, way too wealthy, and the middle income class is left behind." The new health care legislation, Baucus promised, "will have the effect of addressing that maldistribution of income in America."

Well, it is certainly good to know that the economic devastation being inflicted on our nation is going to at least amerliorate the greed driven hate and envy of our left wing bothers and sisters. I would hate to think that all it did was increase the pockets of fascist control that will be inflicted on individual citizens by the rampant increase in government goons of the IRS and FBI.

I am just a little confused. How does Obamacare help middle income Americans when most of the new taxes hit lower and middle income people? 40% new taxes on over the counter drugs, like tylenol and walkers for the frail? This is going to hit the rich?

The reality is the blizzard of new taxes will primarily burden the poor and the middle class. Democrats just think that Americans are too stupid to notice.


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