Tax hike for wealthy won't kill growt...

Tax hike for wealthy won't kill growth: CBO

There are 665 comments on the Reuters story from Nov 8, 2012, titled Tax hike for wealthy won't kill growth: CBO. In it, Reuters reports that:

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Chicopee

Danbury, CT

#336 Nov 13, 2012
anneutral wrote:
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Beginning in 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires businesses with the equivalent of 50 or more full-time employees to provide health insurance coverage for their workers. Businesses with fewer than 50 employees are exempt from this requirement, although employees may be required to purchase their own coverage.
Everybody knows that. Your point?

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#337 Nov 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You enjoy cheese and whine with Romney when he was dodging the draft, cowering in France instead of serving, mooch?
Absolutely, except he didn't 'dodge' the draft, get your stories straight, before... you tell them??
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#338 Nov 14, 2012
been there wrote:
I am on medicare and I pay a total of over 6 hundred dollars a month for two of us.Anyone that is forced to buy health insurance can expect to pay through the nose.Now you may say it's because of health problem,but not so,we both are in good health.People on medicaid will be ok,and people that are getting health insurance through their company will be ok.Most others will be in trouble.Obamacare will be a lot worse than people think.
Yes, people on medicare that carry insurance to cover those things NOT COVERED under medicare will find that insurance to be VERY EXPENSIVE.

You see those "Medicare Supplement" insurance commercials on TV all the time.

It ain't cheap!!

And without that supplemental insurance medicare recipients can and will experience very HIGH MEDICAL BILLS if/when they have a serious illness.(and old folks generally end up dying from a serious illness, leaving behind HUGE unpaid medical bills)
spud

United States

#340 Nov 14, 2012
Eleanor wrote:
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Yes, people on medicare that carry insurance to cover those things NOT COVERED under medicare will find that insurance to be VERY EXPENSIVE.
You see those "Medicare Supplement" insurance commercials on TV all the time.
It ain't cheap!!
And without that supplemental insurance medicare recipients can and will experience very HIGH MEDICAL BILLS if/when they have a serious illness.(and old folks generally end up dying from a serious illness, leaving behind HUGE unpaid medical bills)
You're right. But one thing they won't be leaving behind is their house or any other asset that can be sold and applied to their bill.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#341 Nov 14, 2012
Chicopee wrote:
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Everybody knows that. Your point?
maybe you should re-read your own post.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#342 Nov 14, 2012
Chicopee wrote:
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Everybody knows that. Your point?
Companies with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees and whose employees qualify for a tax credit when they purchase individual health insurance will have a choice: Provide adequate health insurance or pay a fine.
The fine is $2,000 per employee per year with the first 30 full-time employees exempt. This company has the equivalent of 60 full-time employees, but it would be on the hook for only 30, so the penalty would be $60,000.
hahahahahaha

Carmel, IN

#343 Nov 14, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>It's his business, he can run it as he sees fit. It's called Giverment interferece, and he as a good business man knows it? It's not the government's place to tell us what we must buy. Quarterly profits in the billions?? You better re-read the profit and loss statement again? Anyway, you go out and start a business, work 16-20 hrs. a day and that includes weekends, bringing it along. Then after 5-6 yrs. it starts to make money, the Almighty Giverment comes along and changes the rules, every year, and you must comply. Now the Messiah in the White House, tells us we must purchase insurance or be fined. "Such a deal I gots for you".
And now the scum n chief wants to increase corporate tax on businesses that can barely pay the huge taxes they are forced to pay already.

I hope the Republicans hold firm and not allow this pos prez the ability to tax people more than they already pay.
hahahahahaha

Carmel, IN

#344 Nov 14, 2012
anneutral wrote:
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Beginning in 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires businesses with the equivalent of 50 or more full-time employees to provide health insurance coverage for their workers. Businesses with fewer than 50 employees are exempt from this requirement, although employees may be required to purchase their own coverage.
One reason the economy has been stalled is for this reason. I know many people who own/manage/work for large businesses who are NOT going over 49 employees for this reason alone. Those who have no choice in this matter will pass every nickel on to the consumers. The only way to avoid the increase in costs of products and services is to quit consuming!!!!

oscumma admitted he couldn't do 7th grade math which explains why he has screwed up our country's economy. He's so stupid he won't even reveal his school records!
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#345 Nov 14, 2012
anneutral wrote:
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Companies with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees and whose employees qualify for a tax credit when they purchase individual health insurance will have a choice: Provide adequate health insurance or pay a fine.
The fine is $2,000 per employee per year with the first 30 full-time employees exempt. This company has the equivalent of 60 full-time employees, but it would be on the hook for only 30, so the penalty would be $60,000.
And the $60,000 penalty for those 60 full-time employees is WAY LESS than what that company would have to pay in INSURANCE PREMIUMS for those employees.

(A decent insurance plan for those 60 employees would run the employer OVER $300,000/year.(A savings of $240,000 in paying the fine)
D Truth

Virginia Beach, VA

#346 Nov 14, 2012
Lance Winslow wrote:
The GOP is simply going to have to come to terms with the reality that they lost their bid for the Presidency and with it the reins of the executive branch of the federal government. Their agenda is effectively decapitated. This does not leave them powerless, but they are not calling the shots. Get used to it.
Uh, we are in the same situation as we were in before the election. Democrat- President and Senate. House- Republican. Do you really think act 2 will be better? Watch out there's a fiscal cliff coming! No time- It's RECESS time

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#347 Nov 14, 2012
businesses will get a 35%(50% in 2014) tax break on the amount they pay for their employees healthcare.
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and......, most businesses that offer benefits only pay 50% of the cost to begin with, the other 50% comes out of the employees gross pay.
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do none of you even understand how insurance works?
do any of you even understand that within the healthcare bill are caps that don't allow insurance companies to charge over 10% of a persons AGI?
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if the penalty is less, then they shouldn't offer insurance, and pay the fine that covers the cost of those people getting Medicaid.
coverage is coming, and they had better get ready.
McGruff

Elizabethtown, KY

#348 Nov 14, 2012
anneutral wrote:
businesses will get a 35%(50% in 2014) tax break on the amount they pay for their employees healthcare.
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and......, most businesses that offer benefits only pay 50% of the cost to begin with, the other 50% comes out of the employees gross pay.
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do none of you even understand how insurance works?
do any of you even understand that within the healthcare bill are caps that don't allow insurance companies to charge over 10% of a persons AGI?
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if the penalty is less, then they shouldn't offer insurance, and pay the fine that covers the cost of those people getting Medicaid.
coverage is coming, and they had better get ready.
the cbo says over 700,000 jobs will be lost and many will lose the insurance they have now. Do you understand business?

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#349 Nov 14, 2012
McGruff wrote:
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the cbo says over 700,000 jobs will be lost and many will lose the insurance they have now. Do you understand business?
yeah, nowadays it's synonymous with avarice.
spud

United States

#350 Nov 14, 2012
It's obvious that our current tax system is corrupt and too big to manage. Can you imagine how much time and money we could save by having a strict flat tax? Can you imagine how much lobbying corruption could be avoided? Can you imagine how much smaller the IRS could be? Why not?

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#351 Nov 15, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Absolutely, except he didn't 'dodge'
Dodged the draft.

On top of being a chicken hawk.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#352 Nov 15, 2012
spud wrote:
Can you imagine how much time and money we could save by having a strict flat tax?
Can you imagine anyone so naive as to believe that someone like Romney would pay the same "flat" tax as everyone else?

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#353 Nov 15, 2012
McGruff wrote:
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the cbo says over 700,000 jobs
Why are you still here?

You told us you were ashamed to be an American and yet you are still here bit@hing and moaning, you worthless whiny yellow coward, Kneepads.

Get out of my country, mooch.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#354 Nov 15, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Dodged the draft.
On top of being a chicken hawk.
Where were you Barefootin'It,? While he was dodging the draft? I'd lay a dollar to a donut, you weren't even a twinkle in your Father's eye?

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#355 Nov 16, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Where were you Barefootin'It,? While he was dodging the draft? I'd lay a dollar to a donut, you weren't even a twinkle in your Father's eye?
We know what you are. Another teabaggin' Sunshine Patriot that waves the flag and is afraid to defend it.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#356 Nov 16, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>We know what you are. Another teabaggin' Sunshine Patriot that waves the flag and is afraid to defend it.
Don't go there, Micro. You know nothing of what I've done. Get over yourself. You hired a guy, who would muck up fixing coffee in an automatic coffee maker. Has screwed up the war. Piled more debt on taxpayers, than all previous administrations. P.T. Barnum said it best. "There's a sucker born every minute, and two to take 'em. He plays Barnum to a tee...

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