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Homesick Tiger
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Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 6 million Americans — significantly more than first estimated— will face a tax penalty under President Barack Obama's health overhaul for not getting insurance, congressional analysts said Wednesday. Most would be in the middle class.

The new estimate amounts to an inconvenient fact for the administration, a reminder of what critics see as broken promises.

The numbers from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office are 50 percent higher than a previous projection by the same office in 2010, shortly after the law passed. The earlier estimate found 4 million people would be affected in 2016, when the penalty is fully in effect.

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PBnJ
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re: Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people
But Obama's ads say he's looking out for the middle class and Romney isn't?


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Holden Caulfield
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re: Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people
But obama swore the middle class wouldn't see their taxes raised by even a dime.


igoringa
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re: Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people
a) That is a lie. The president was extremely adament that no one making under $250,000 would have any tax increase applied to them. So this is just impossible.

b) The number will end up being north of 6 million. First, once those paying $15K a year for a family plan realize they can pay this small fee, that number dwarfs as... (2)the 'uninsured' will now willy nilly increase their medical exposure and not care about paying as theiy psychology is they are now paying a tax because of their lack of coverage. What was a quazi taboo (not paying your bills or using a service without paying) are out the freaking window. The math on the penalty ensures it. The penalty would have to be exponentially higher to force people to get coverage and that was not politically attainable.


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Radiojones
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re: Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people
But he promised not to raise taxes on the middle class


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constant cough
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re: Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people
Tax Cuts for 95% of Americans!


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Tiger n Miami AU83
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re: Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people
Good. Penalize em. I'm tired of subsidising them and paying their fricking medical bills.


Bobby Moore
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re: Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people
How someone in their right mind can vote for him is beyond me.


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Tiger n Miami AU83
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re: Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people
Also, this board is funny...

Step one: Bitch about the 47% that don't pay federal income taxes.

Step two: Bitch about when they have to pay a tax.



Radiojones
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re: Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people
Way to change the subject. What is your opinion on Obama promising to not raise taxes on the middle class and then doing it?


Holden Caulfield
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re: Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people
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Bitch about when they have to pay a tax.

The complaint here isn't about a tax. Its about a lying president.
This post was edited on 9/20 at 8:34 am


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La Place Mike
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re: Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people
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Step two: Bitch about when they have to pay a tax.
That's not what people are "bitching" about so pay attention. They are pointing out Obama lies.


Tiger n Miami AU83
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re: Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people
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Way to change the subject. What is your opinion on Obama promising to not raise taxes on the middle class and then doing it?


Umm, I think I just stated it. Make them pay. I do not like paying for them.

You guys on this board just shoot from the hip too much and talk out both sides of your mouth like I just pointed out.


Jake88
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re: Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people
So, the CBO was wrong?








Yet again?


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bigpapamac
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Member since Oct 2007
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re: Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people
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significantly more than first estimated


Color me shocked


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Homesick Tiger
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Member since Nov 2006
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re: Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people
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You guys on this board just shoot from the hip too much and talk out both sides of your mouth


I'd much rather listen to people talking out of their mouth as opposed to their ass.


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Roaad
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re: Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people
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That's not what people are "bitching" about so pay attention. They are pointing out Obama lies.
That isn't convenient for him. . .so just let him make up a point to attack you.

He is an Obamabot, through and through.


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igoringa
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re: Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people
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Good. Penalize em. I'm tired of subsidising them and paying their fricking medical bills.


This just in professor, you are still going to subsidize them. $1,200 fee for not getting a policy that averages $15K (for a family).

You think this will change behavior? You think they still wont get insured and go to the hospital. You dont think others will see this as cover to say frick it, let me just pay the government tax and just use the system like the other deadbeats.

Show me a $15K fine and we can talk about not subsidizing. $1200 is a gimmick that a 7 year old with a calculator can figure out.


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La Place Mike
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re: Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people
Is this what you mean by shooting from the hip?

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Also, this board is funny...

Step one: Bitch about the 47% that don't pay federal income taxes.

Step two: Bitch about when they have to pay a tax.



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igoringa
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Tejas
Member since Jun 2007
10128 posts

re: Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people
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Step one: Bitch about the 47% that don't pay federal income taxes.

Step two: Bitch about when they have to pay a tax.


Who is bitching that they are paying a tax. Oh wait, so pointing out the President lied is now 'bitching' they are paying a tax. Cmon dude.

What is it about election season that takes normally bright and intelligent posters and turns them into lemming mush...


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