HIdden Tax Increases Already Implemented

@Fatcat44 (1142)
United States
March 26, 2013 12:01pm CST
Obama promised no taxes on the middle class. Apparently he lied big time. My friend, who has an ailing daughter, just submitted some flex account filings. He says, the flex account amount has decreased from $5000 to $2500. I have found the same info on line. http://www.mydollarplan.com/flexible-spending-account-changes/ If you think Obama has you back, middle class, he doesn't.
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
27 Mar 13
The problem with this tax is the attitude of the politicians. They view a tax deduction or tax break as taking money from the government. They feel that they are entitled to what ever money they want to spend for what they want.
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@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
27 Mar 13
Peasants. Serfs. Bondslaves. Worker bees, drones. Yep, that's how they view us. And we let them.
• United States
27 Mar 13
Bob, the problem with the tax deductions is that they are usually put in by lobbyist who could care less if we can afford it. Our tax code is riddled with breaks like this that are tied to organizations, or lobbyist who BUY politicians. This is why you will NEVER see a flat tax because it cut off funding to politicians, and they would NEVER allow that to happen. Remember how much money the MSM, and the RWHR makes during elections years. Do you really think they are going to push a proposal that would cut their income?
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
28 Mar 13
Debater the lobbyist are only one vote and every citizen has one vote. When the people seem to think they can get something for nothing is when we have problems. Which is a better deduction: one that give people who buy an electric vehicles a tax credit of $4,500 or one that gives a person a tax deduction for the mortgage interest on a second home?
• United States
26 Mar 13
I don't have a flex spending account, it isn't a tax increase on me. Your link states that most people don't put in the $5,000. I am sure this will hit many rich people who will take advantage of ANY loop hole that they can find. But, I am sure that this will not effect many "middle class" people (as if there are any "middle class" people left in this country).
• United States
26 Mar 13
You mean the people who actually afford to pay their doctors what they are worth so that these same doctors can accept Medicare patients that barely cover the costs of the electricity bill. This isn't a good tax. This is a bad one. It prevents people from stashing enough away to cover expenses for diseases that still won't get coverage even under Obamacare. Wow, just because it doesn't affect you doesn't mean that it doesn't affect Seniors who planned ahead for the years when their health declined. But what really should bother you is the lack of disclosure from the Health and Human Services about all of these taxes that affect your costs in the health care service.
@Fatcat44 (1142)
• United States
26 Mar 13
It mattered to my friend, and that makes it matter to me. This is an example of tax increases, loop holes, already being imposed. And it is a tax increase to some middle class, no matter what you say, debater.
@Fatcat44 (1142)
• United States
27 Mar 13
Here is a list of 4 tax increaseses this year http://www.forbes.com/sites/gracemarieturner/2013/01/02/as-2013-begins-get-ready-for-an-obamacare-tax-onslaught/ 1. Flex accounts dropped from 5000 to 2500 2. 0.9% medicare tax 3. Surtax on Investments 3.9% 4. Itemized tax deduction on health cost raised from 7.5% to 10%. I didn't know of the itemized tax deduction raise. This one goes against the whole principle of helping those with medical costs. Obama is hypocritical on this one. It doesn't make sense, except of you lie.
• United States
26 Mar 13
You know, its people who work for a living that don't vote for a living. These are the families who will get hit the hardest because they actually have a stake in their families, lazy people don't, and you know what the worst part is? We the people who work will eventually have to help the people who didn't work (and it didn't work for them because they bought into the lie) get back on their feet through hard work. There may be a lesson in all of this, the people who work should be teaching those who need to work a skill, or a trade, sitting around ranting about how lazy they are won't help.
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
27 Mar 13
How do you educate someone who doesn't want to listen or learn, who's been told their whole life that the government will help so why bother trying? All that is left to us, short of marching them down to the employment center, driving them to interviews, and standing over them every morning to make sure they go to work, is to rant about it. Of course, I'm speaking of the 'lazy' ones who game the system. Not those who are legitimately unable to find work or who can't work.
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
26 Mar 13
This is just one of many lies. What I find more troubling is the ACCEPTANCE of the lies by over half the people in America.
• United States
26 Mar 13
I think people rather believe lies than the truth. We had a schoolboard that would rather believe someone lying than people telling the truth. When we heard why a person they were hiring was having to leave his last position we knew he would do will in our school district. Sure enough he became superintendent. Apparently, he was a better liar than the superintendent that hired him.