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  •  That makes no sense at all (0+ / 0-)

    None whatsoever. Even coming from them.

    They said if they don't tax (health insurance benefits) people would use their health insurance at will, whenever they wanted to, which would drive up costs.

    Whether the portion of my compensation my employer pays for my health insurance is taxed or not has nothing at all to do with whether, or how, I use my coverage.

    "People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it." Ogden Nash (on universal health care?)

    by Catte Nappe on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 02:58:26 PM PDT

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    •  You are being deliberately obtuse, think like a (0+ / 0-)

      ... Republican for a second, or start reading their blogs and the alternate bills they have introduced.

      I do not agree with this.
      I am merely pointing out, that this IS what they said, and that is their rationale for it, (BAUCUS said this, also, for ****'s sake, it's like collective amnesia day here at dailykos )  and that is how they are thinking, and this idea of taxing insurance benefits is coming from them.

      Now, if you want to be more accepting of it because a Democrat now mouths the exact same phrases and the same regressive tax policies, under the guise of if a Dem says it, it must be a good thing, go ahead.  

      A few days, weeks, months, or a year from now, you may realize that it was not, but you probably won't remember this conversation, or you'll dismiss it.

      We are entering the phase where the public is going to be fed a whole lot of crap.

      I cannot in good conscience do that.

      "Toads of Glory, slugs of joy... as he trotted down the path before a dragon ate him"-Alex Hall/ Stop McClintock

      by AmericanRiverCanyon on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 07:43:26 PM PDT

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