None of the new distortions that the Senate health-care bill will layer onto the already-distorted tax code have received the attention they deserve, but in particular its effects on marginal tax rates could use scrutiny. Incredibly, for those with lower incomes, ObamaCare will impose a penalty as high as 34% on . . . work...ObamaCare's Tax on Work, Editorial, Wall Street Journal, 10/18/2009
In the old days in Brooklyn, "taking care" of somebody meant one of several things: a) an uncooperative local gang leader would get his knees busted with a baseball bat; b) an uncooperative store owner would get his or her knees busted with a baseball bat; or c) one of the above would be assassinated for failing to cooperate after getting his or her knees busted. This was a model in Chicago as well.
The definition of health "care" seems similar for the Administration whose Vice President said "we're going to save the middle class". If you take a benefit away from someone who has earned it, then force he or she to take something worse that they don't want, then force them to pay more taxes, and threaten to throw them into jail if they don't obey, what kind of "salvation" is that? Sounds more like John Gotti than Jesus to this writer.