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A Taxing Disagreement - Your Healthcare
Monday, January 29, 2007

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Should American families pay taxes on health care?

Where were you back in 1994?

That’s the year my youngest daughter was born.  That was a shaky day. We went to the hospital about 2 a.m. for what seemed like a false alarm. At 5 a.m. we were back home and I was off to work. At 10 a.m. I was in a very important meeting with business leaders who were deeply concerned about an issue coming out of Washington, D.C. A phone call came into the meeting and the next thing I knew they were hustling me out to my car and it was a race to the hospital. Everything turned out wonderfully blessed—a baby girl, who is still one of our three great joys in life.

The meeting? It was all about our 14 state strategy to stop the Clinton Health Care plan and Mrs. Clinton’s vision to replace private health care with a socialist system.
It was a very important meeting that led to a very important victory.

So when the federal government starts talking about health care changes, we tend to pay very close attention. Which is why we have issued a formal complaint to the White House and are urging all Americans to contact the President. His new health care proposal contains a provision that will tax—for the very first time—company paid health care benefits.

As my daughter is fond of saying, this idea is wrong on so many levels. Let’s just talk about one today. This is a new tax from a President who, like his Father, promised us he would not support any new taxes, especially on families. Any new tax on American families is a bad idea because Americans are paying too much in taxes right now. So the President should keep his word and not raise taxes on families, especially by taxing people’s health care.

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A Taxing Disagreement - Your Healthcare  - January 29th, 2007

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