If you have a union-negotiated health care plan, you will be exempt from burdensome taxes on that plan. For at least five years; possibly forever. Like the bribe given to Nebraska’s Senator Ben Nelson: whatever it takes to cram the ill-conceived and costly health-care government takeover through a compliant Congress.
The rest of us, who aren’t in unions or other groups favored by Democrats, will have to pay. And pay. And pay.
A deal has been cut, in the dead of night (what else for “the most transparent and ethical Congress in history?”) From the WaPo:
The agreement, forged in a marathon negotiating session that included White House officials and seven prominent labor leaders, would exempt union members from a proposed surtax on expensive insurance plans until 2018, five years after the legislation would take effect.
This corrupt deal, if it comes to fruition, will be taxation without representation for those of us not privileged to belong to groups that have bought congressmen.
How is it that there can be one group of Americans who are taxed on a particular item (so-called “Cadillac health plans”) when other Americans with the exact same thing are exempt? Under our Constitution, there should never be such an arrangement; it signals that the Democrat Congress only represents union members.
Democrats are willing to do almost anything to pass the monstrosity of a health bill. It speaks volumes that the negotiating and some voting takes place in the dead of night, and behind closed doors.