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  •  Well, tax policy perspective aside, LOL, I (1+ / 0-)
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    peregrine kate

    am definitely in the camp of continuing to allow the employer paid premium (portion) to be "shielded" from being taxed as employee income.

    And part of the reason is because that in many instances (certainly for many union folks), this tax expenditure is part of an employees negotiated pay package, and represents a sort of indirect compensation.

    If the Dems want to lose in 2014, and 2016, just let them take this tax exemption away from the masses.  Political suicide, I say!

    {This, on top of the "catastophe" that the ACA is beginning to look like for some folks--like moi, LOL!  I don't know, but I believe that they should really think twice about it.}

    I know that I'll be shouting it from every roof top, if they pull it off.  

    It's part of the Bowles-Simpson proposal, of course.  So, I bet that both the corporatist Dems and Repubs are angling for it!

    You know, taking away this tax expenditure would much more adversely impact the working and middle classes, than even the mortgage interest tax exemption.

    I guess time will tell.

    Mollie

    "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible." --Frank L. Gaines

    "If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

    by musiccitymollie on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 02:27:37 PM PST

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