SCOTUS says Obamacare is just a tax. Here’s Obamacare’s 21 Taxes!

“The chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, John Roberts, said [about Obamacare], ‘It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.’ Not our job…. So Obamacare is nothing more than the largest tax increase in the history of the world…. We have the biggest tax increase in the history of the world right in the middle of one of this country’s worst recessions. In fact, as the vice president said yesterday, a depression for millions of Americans.” -Rush Limbaugh, June 28, 2012

The betrayers (l to r): Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, John Roberts, Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Supreme Court’s narrow 5-4 ruling on Obamacare effectively puts its seal of approval on the biggest tax increase in most Americans’ lifetime.

But as The Washington Times notes, on the campaign trail four years ago and since taking office, none other than Obama himself has said again and again that middle-class families will not see their taxes rise “a single dime” under his presidency.

The high court’s ruling leaves in place 21 tax increases in the health care law costing more than $675 billion over the next 10 years, according to the House Ways and Means Committee. Those 21 tax increases are:

  1. A 156% increase in the federal excise tax on tobacco
  2. Obamacare Individual Mandate Excise Tax
  3. Obamacare Employer Mandate Tax
  4. Obamacare Surtax on Investment Income
  5. Obamacare Excise Tax on Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans
  6. Obamacare Hike in Medicare Payroll Tax
  7. Obamacare Medicine Cabinet Tax
  8. Obamacare HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike
  9. Obamacare Flexible Spending Account Cap – aka “Special Needs Kids Tax”
  10. Obamacare Tax on Medical Device Manufacturers
  11. Obamacare “Haircut” for Medical Itemized Deduction from 7.5% to 10% of AGI
  12. Obamacare Tax on Indoor Tanning Services
  13. Obamacare elimination of tax deduction for employer-provided retirement Rx drug coverage in coordination with Medicare Part D
  14. Obamacare Blue Cross/Blue Shield Tax Hike
  15. Obamacare Excise Tax on Charitable Hospitals
  16. Obamacare Tax on Innovator Drug Companies
  17. Obamacare Tax on Health Insurers
  18. Obamacare $500,000 Annual Executive Compensation Limit for Health Insurance Executives
  19. Obamacare Employer Reporting of Insurance on W-2
  20. Obamacare “Black liquor” tax hike
  21. Obamacare Codification of the “economic substance doctrine”

For full details on each tax, go to Americans for Tax Reform.

Twelve of the Obamacare tax hikes will affect families earning less than $250,000 per year,including a “Cadillac tax” on high-cost insurance plans, a tax on insurance providers and an excise tax on medical-device manufacturers. According to the Congressional Budget Office & Joint Committee On Taxation, at least 75% of individual mandate penalties will fall on those making less than $250,000.

In addition, medical insurance providers are not fools. They will simply pass their Obamacare tax onto the insured, which means high-, middle-, and low-income Americans. All of which, of course, is a clear violation of Obama’s pledge that he would not increases the taxes of low- and middle-income taxpayers.

After the Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday, Obama gloated by twittering “Still a BFD.”

BFD is slang for “Big Fucking Deal.”

A President of the United States of America tweeted “Big Fucking Deal.”

Democrat strategists also are feeling emboldened that the Supreme Court under ostensibly conservative Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has aided Obama’s agenda. Simon Rosenberg, president of NDN, a Democratic think tank in Washington, crowed: “The late decisions by the Supreme Court this summer leaves the GOP’s agenda in tatters. Their efforts to overturn two administration efforts — immigration and health care reform — have failed. Obama comes out of this week much stronger, the Republicans weaker. His first term will now be seen as consequential, their opposition feckless.”

Hold your horses, Mr. Rosenberg. Remember what the word “hubris” means in its Greek origin. The plain fact is that most Americans do not want Obamacare.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of June 23-24 shows that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters favor repeal of Obamacare, while 39% are opposed. This includes 43% who Strongly Favor repeal and 28% who are Strongly Opposed to it.

Seth Masket, an associate professor of political science at the University of Denver, found in a study that 13 House Democrats lost their seats in 2010 as a result solely of voting for Obamacare.

The Supreme Court’s wrong-headed ruling already has mobilized conservatives. Already, presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign has garnered donations of at least $4.2 million since the ruling. 

Now is the time for us to redouble our efforts. What our enemies want more than anything is for us to despair and become apathetic.

No one ever said being a democracy is easy.

I’m not giving up! Ever!

Join me!!!

~Eowyn

5 responses to “SCOTUS says Obamacare is just a tax. Here’s Obamacare’s 21 Taxes!

  1. BritCapitalist

    It appears that Roberts actually re-wrote the law to make this happen for the POS! A fraud! No one can understand why Roberts did this. We do know that we have three witches in the mix, two of them forcibly injected into the SCOTUS in order to force Obamacare through but why would Roberts do this? We know he suffers from Epilepsy and is on heavy medication; from my perspective, only mind altering drugs could cause him to make a decision like this, considering he was previously opposed to Obamacare. Marxism is not benign and they will do anything to reach their endgame.

  2. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this informative and well-researched post! Frankly, I thought a couple of weeks ago that this TAX was similar to the Social Security Tax, but I then dismissed my thought. I am not agreeing with Judge Robert’s decision, but I will say that I can understand interpretting this as a TAX. I agree that this TAX will mobilize conservatives. Obama has won the battle, but will lose the war! As Dr. Eowyn has said, we must continue to fight, EVEN HARDER!!! I am known to be like a BOULDER, as I am LOYAL and am a FIERCE FIGHTER!

    Furthermore, like in Lord of the Rings, we must become great soldiers together, with the help of the angels and the saints, and fight this evil agenda and the people perpetrating it! All of the writers of FOTM – i SAY, “SEMPER FIDELIS!” LET US BE EVEN MORE RESILIENT AND EFFECTIVE!!!!

  3. The current judges of the United States Supreme Court are an abomination of Justice. They present themselves as the highest institution of Justice in the nation. But the truth of the matter is they have reduced their honor to meeting the desires of a financial beast. They are most of all supremely interested in their own personal safety and fleshly welfare. They have perverted the highest laws of the nation to the desires of a financial beast. They have shown that their legal opinions are representing a hidden agenda.  They are naked perversions of justice resting their worthless frame of flesh in an institution that constantly desires to vomit them out. 

  4. Great Post…I’m plastering the trolls with this one! Thanks!

  5. Great post !!! …And I am not giving up either, Dr Eyown and I am also sharing. I am still in a state of shock that John Roberts let the American people down and ruled this monsterous beast of a bill / tax / or whatever they want to call it …..Constitutional !!

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