"I’m on record as saying that taxing Cadillac plans that don’t make people healthier but just take more money out of their pockets because they’re paying more for insurance than they need to, that’s actually a good idea," President Barack Obama said in an interview with National Public Radio just before Christmas. "That helps bend the cost curve," the president said. "That helps to reduce the cost of health care over the long term. I think that’s a smart thing to do."
Now, THERE’S a principle of taxation we can surely all get behind. We splurged and had lobster tails at my house for New Year’s. (They were on sale.) Would the president like to tax my "Cadillac grocery bill, that doesn’t make people any fuller than beans and rice, but just takes more money out of their pockets because they’re paying more for food than they need to?"
Meantime, I guess it’s been so long ago that no one in the Democratic sycophant press corps remembers, but back in October 2008, didn’t an Obama campaign ad criticize John McCain’s health care plan, claiming the Republican’s plan would "Tax health benefits for the first time ever," followed by a clip from the vice presidential debate in which Joe Biden says, "Taxing your health care benefit. I call that the ‘ultimate Bridge to Nowhere’"?
As Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday, laughing, when they asked her about Mr. Obama’s campaign promise (eight times that they’ve found so far) that the health care "reform" negotiations (now being held behind closed doors) would be "broadcast on C-SPAN": "There are a number of things he was for on the campaign trail."
Ha ha! Oh, those Democrats. What a bunch of cards.