CBO Confirms Obamacare Tax Will Hit the Middle Class

When Obamacare was being dragged through closed-door sessions and backroom deals, the White House went out of its way to reassure the country that only rich people would suffer from it and that no one in the middle class would feel any financial burden from the passing of the beast.

As details emerged, it became quickly apparent that the Administration was lying and that the "Affordable" Care Act would impact millions of people financially. Still, the Administration insisted it wasn't true.

Then the Supreme Court had to rewrite the law to make it constitutional and declared it to be what it was all along, a tax -- the biggest tax increase in history. But King Obama and his Administration quickly backpedaled, saying it wasn't a tax, just a package of fines, penalties and assorted threats.

Now yet another source, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, has confirmed that Obamacare will be a tax increase on at least 6 million people, representing an average hike of $695 per person. (As with most government estimates, you may be justified in multiplying by three the number of people who will ultimately be affected.)

At least three-fourths of those people are in the middle class, 4.7 million, with average incomes of about 500 percent of the poverty level -- $60,000 for individuals and $123,000 for a family of four by the year 2016, the CBO estimates.

Remember back in 2008, when Obama was still running for office? On Sept. 12, 2008, he promised "no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase -- not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes."

File it under Obama Lie #12,463.

Tack that on to all the other damage Obamacare is doing to our economy through raising labor costs, raising Medicare taxes, stealing $716 billion from Medicare to fund Obamacare and practically ensuring a swift jump in unemployment and uninsured people as businesses realize they just can't make their budgets with all the new regulations.

But hey, at least we'll all be able to spend quality time together waiting in long lines for treatment of our critical injuries and fatal diseases at hospitals rather than having to make an appointment with a doctor who knows our names.

And after all, isn't shared pain what this Administration is really all about?

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  • ginjit.dw

    Tell us something we din't already kniw. Thus whole obamacare is a shell game. The rich and the poor will not be hurt, only the middleclass will be

    • jazzpast

      Mitt Romney will keep major Obamacare benefits, he tells Meet the Press. Thought Mitt Romney said he would repeal all of Obamacare on his first day? Another Romney lie. Ha, ha, ha!
      http://bangordailynews.com/2012/09/10/politics/mitt-romney-would-keep-major-obamacare-benefits-he-tells-meet-the-press/

      • Doodlebug

        I believe Mitt said that he would repeal obummercare and REPLACE IT WITH HIS OWN PLAN.

        • jazzpast

          Romneycare and Obamacare are Mitt Romney's own plans. Duh.

        • jazzpast

          Obamacare is his own plan.

        • RFRider

          So which is it, you are double talking like Obozzo does! All that we needed to reform healthcare was Tort Reform, and if you had insurance and got cancer or other sicknesses a restriction to stop the insurance companies to drop people. Liberals like you want it all for nothing, let the workers pay for it. Yes the Rich can't do it all so lets hit the middle class. That's all it is, still the redistribution of any and ALL wealth.

        • jazzpast

          Mitt Romney created Romneycare and Obamacare. Both are big government Socialist programs I don't support. Your the stinking liberal!
          http://republicansagainstromney.com/

      • canucksam

        I know a great proctologist who will help you unscrew your head from your butt. Where's all that great stuff that Obummer's done? Still trying to think of something?

        • jazzpast

          Let's talk about all the great stuff Romney's done outsourcing our jobs to China, Singapore and India. Stashing his cash in offshore accounts so he doesn't have to pay taxes. Romney has disdain for 47% of the American population. Romney's a DRAFT DODGER and a COWARD!

        • http://www.facebook.com/steve.hinds.357 Steve Hinds

          jazz post, what union do you belong to and what branch of the service did you serve?
          Please sit quietly outside and the bus will be by soon to take you back to the "home".

        • jazzpast

          If you have nothing to say why don't you shut your big mouth up.

        • canucksam

          How about backing up your comments with some facts. So sorry that Ron Paul isn't presidential material but he should be happy that Romney will fire Bernanke then maybe we'll be rid of the Federal Reserve.

        • jazzpast

          I give facts and post links. I never supported Ron Paul. Mitt Scumbag isn't presidential material! ! And Romney couldn't fight his way out of a brown bag! ! Mitt Romney is just another John McCain LOSER!

        • canucksam

          Okay, Mr. Libertarian Gary Johnson supporter. Unless you're planning to vote for Roseanne - which you might.

        • jazzpast

          I'm a conservative but Gary Johnson would be better than RINO Romney. If I vote it will be for Johnson.
          http://republicansagainstromney.com/

        • canucksam

          To each his own. Just remember if you do vote for Johnson it's a vote for a full-blown Marxist government and we're almost there as it is.

        • jazzpast

          People like you deserve the government you have.

      • ginjit.dw

        What you write is true. These isn't much difference between these two.

        • jazzpast

          You got it. I think Romney would be worse, i'm not voting this year.

        • ginjit.dw

          I don't. And i will vote. You can vote or not. It's your decision.

        • jazzpast

          Mitt Romney's Bain bought this factory in Freeport Illinois. This is how Mitt Romney made his money buying factories and sending them part by part to China with our jobs. While Romney worked at BAIN he outsourced thousands of our American jobs to China, Singapore and India. Several factories right here in Illinois. Yea, Mitt Scumbag will create jobs in Singapore, China and India.
          http://www.inquisitr.com/338667/bain-capital-firm-founded-by-mitt-romney-outsourcing-170-jobs-to-china/

        • jazzpast

          Why shouldn't Mitt Romney claim China is taking our jobs? ? He made career of gift-wrapping our American jobs for them.

        • Anthony San Diego

          Actually it was Bill Clinton signing NAFTA and GAAT into law that was the single biggest cause of outsourcing jobs to foreign countries.

        • jazzpast

          Mitt Romney's Bain Capital is sending our factory jobs to China by the thousands all across the country. Wheres your proof Clinton was the biggest cause of outsourcing?
          http://www.inquisitr.com/338667/bain-capital-firm-founded-by-mitt-romney-outsourcing-170-jobs-to-china/

        • jazzpast

          I'm not voting for Mitt Romney so he can give himself and millionairs a tax cut and then put the burden on the middle-class and poor. Romney only cares about himself and his LDS cult.

        • http://www.facebook.com/steve.hinds.357 Steve Hinds

          jazzpast, the word "millionairs" is spelled "millionaires". You will learn that in 5th grade also. Secondly, Romney is not giving millionaires a tax cut. He supports continuation of the current tax policy. How does Romney put the burden on the middle class and poor? 47% of all Americans, some justifiably, pay no federal income tax so where is the burden transfer you speak of? The top 10% of earners in the U.S. pay about 71% of the federal tax now. Is that not enough for you? jazz past, you need to read some different articles about Romney and what this man really believes in. Your post signal very strongly the "daily speaking points" of the Democrat party. Your ignorance is glaring!

        • jazzpast

          LIAR! RINO Romney is giving millionairs and himself a tax cut. Romney is going to increase the tax on the middle-class and poor. You must be a mormon because everything out of your mouth is a lie. Don't call me a liberal when your voting for the man that created Romneycare and Obamacare both big government Socialist programs your not a conservative, Republican or Christian! ! Your a liberal left SCUMBAG! ! RINO Romney implemented what Barack Obama and Bill Clinton could only dream of Homosexual marriage, on demand tax payer funded abortion by health care reform. Mitt Romney is robbing the religious freedom of pro-life hospitals under Romneycare. Romney is the creator of the individual mandate that most real conservatives think is unconstitutional! ! Under Mitt Romney taxpayers will be forced to fund abortion. Romneycare even goes beyond being pro-choice it's radically pro-abortion by overly paying abortionsts to perform all types of abortions with tax dollars. Mitt Romney is nothing but a far left Socialist in sheeps clothing. If your voting for Mitt Romney you might as well curse God and die! Your sure as hell not a conservative or Republican. Mitt Romney advances an immoral homosexual agenda, anti-religious and to the detriment of Christians and family people. Politicians like Mitt Romney should not be empowered to destroy the moral fiber of our country.

        • jazzpast

          As for ignorants, you take the cake.

        • jazzpast

          Voting for Mitt Romney won't do America any good. RINO Romney won't win the election anyway. Romney couldn't fight his way out of a brown bag.

      • hinds39

        jazzpast, did you take your medicine this morning. Geez, you have a one track mind which is wrong in a lot of areas.

        • jazzpast

          Everything I say is true. A link was posted.

    • jazzpast

      Video; Homer Simpson votes for Mitt Romney because he created Obamacare
      http://youtu.be/ArC7XarwnWI

  • Screeminmeeme

    I'm waiting with anticipatory delight, eager and thrilled to hear more about the other benefits that we'll be getting thru Obamacare.

    Why do I hear the rattling of chains?

    • canucksam

      I'm thrilled to know that some idiot bureaucrat will make the decisions on what kind of care, if any, I'll receive when needed.

  • Doodlebug

    One lie after another ~ I don't think there is a conservative around that is surprised. What else can we look forward to?

    • jazzpast

      Mitt Romney says it's a compliment to be called Grandfather of Obamacare. Ha, ha, ha! Mitt Romney isn't isn't going to repeal Obamacare he didn't repeal or denounce Romneycare. Romneycare and Obamacare are big government Socialist programs created by Mitt Romney. Romney's own advisers and experts worked with Barack Obama and the White House to create Obamacare. Under Mitt Romney tax payers will be forced to fund abortion. Under Romneycare it only costs $50.00 to have your baby dismembered. Not to mention that health care premiums under Romneycare are the highest in the nation! Mitt Romney's forced government health care forces 100% of the tax payers to pay to kill unborn babies. Romneycare=Obamacare
      http://hotair.com/archives/2011/10/11/uh-oh-obama-consulted-romney-advisers-on-obamacare/

      • RFRider

        To submit a bill in one's State to cover people is legal, for it to be done on all in the Country, NOT! Roberts did as he did to let the people know that penalties are taxes and therefore legal. All of Congress who voted for this CRAP neglected their sworn pledge to uphold the Constitution by failing to read the Bill, To me that makes it an Unconstitutional Law, for if anyone of mind read it they would have seen it was Illegal. Then again, remember that the Dumbocrats had a SUPER MAJORITY, unstoppable group of No Minds, led by President Barry! I'll take the Grandfather anytime, he did so legally.

        • jazzpast

          Romneycare=Obamacare both are big government Socialist programs created by Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney gives pro-family speeches to conservatives but has spent his career as the most pro-abortion, pro-gay rights liberal activist in the nation.. Romney has implemented same-sex marriage and tax funded abortion on demand through Romneycare. Mitt Romney's a far left Socialist in sheeps clothing. Mitt Romney is worse than Obama.
          http://republicansagainstromney.com/

      • 529_Barb

        This troll is on all the sites spewing the same garbage......don't give him air time.........he's a total uneducated idiot.

        • jazzpast

          Mitt Romney supporters don't care for freedom of speech, liberty or the constitution. That's why Mitt Romney believes in Joseph Smiths White Horse Prophecy, that says our nation will be in Chao's and a mormon will become president and under the guise of saving the union he will do away with the U.S. constitution and enact a LDS mormon Theocracy. The LDS mormon cult wants to destroy the U.S. constitution and rule over all Americans as a Theocracy.

    • jazzpast

      Your voting for the creator of Obamacare what are you whinning about?

      • fliteking

        Guess you missed it, Doodlebug's complaint is based on the ongoing perpetual lies made by Ob*ma and Liberals in general.

        At first I wondered how someone might miss such a solid point, then I checked the username and immediately understood what the problem was.

    • jazzpast

      Mitt Romney says, he isn't getting rid of health care reform

      • Doodlebug

        I believe Mitt said there were parts of obummercare that he liked such as keeping kids on parents insurance for a longer time and insuring people with pre-existing conditions. He did not say that he "isn't getting rid of health care reform." He also said that he would REPLACE it with his own health care plan, keeping at least the above. And, I don't remember what else he said he would keep of the plan out there now.

        • jazzpast

          I remember Mitt Romney saying he would REPEAL all of Obamacare his first day on the job. Romney won't repeal or get rid of Romneycare so i'm sure he won't REPEAL Obamacare. Mitt Romney created every bit of this health care reform mess.

        • canucksam

          And I remember a certain president who said that people earning under $250,000 would not see an increase in taxes. Still waiting to hear all those great things your president has done.

        • jazzpast

          I don't support Obama and you damned well know that. I'm not supporting the big government Socialist RINO PIG your voting for either.

        • hinds39

          Jazz past, check your grammar. Your post says "Socialist RINO PIG your voting". The word "your" is an adjective that shows possession. The word you are looking for is "you're" which is a contraction of the two words "you are". It is taught around the 5th grade so you still have time.

        • jazzpast

          If you have nothing to say why don't you just your big fat mouth up.

        • Barto

          It seems hinds39 gave you too much credit, I personally don't think you got past the 3rd. or 4th. grade OR perhaps you are a high school graduate of our current pitiful inner city educational system

        • jazzpast

          I'm smarter than you.

        • barto

          OK prove it....who are you voting for? We'll let the other posters on this site decide based on your answer.....remember, your answer must be truthful!

        • jazzpast

          Judge and Jurors? I think not. Your plum silly.

        • canucksam

          No I didn't know that but now I do know you're voting for Ron Paul. You must love misery because he's not running so you ARE giving your vote to Obummer. Really Intelligent!

        • reverseproof

          What planet are you from? Tye muslim in chief back doored this disaster. Trum/ka and company are exempt. Can't be good for us if unions are exempt dummy.

        • jazzpast

          Have no idea what your talking about.

      • canucksam

        Hey, idiot boy, how about telling us all the good and great things Odumberthandumb has done for you and this country. And forget the Bin Laden B.S.

        • jazzpast

          Your the one voting for the creator of Obamacare talk about a IDIOT! !

        • canucksam

          I repeat - what good things has Obama done for you and this country?

  • Aryton Senna

    When fully implemented on 1 January 2014, a healthy senior would be foolish to not give up Medicare Part B; Part D, and (F in my case) Supplements, as there is no penalty and they can be reinstated in less than 24 hours (internet or telephone) with no pre-existing condition clauses.

    The insurance companies will go bonkers!

  • flaphil

    Just like his Fuhrer planned. He wants the destruction of the middle class and this country. But many Americans don't want to know or care about the truth. Again, thank the Democratic Party and their backers.

    • fliteking

      You are correct. What amazes me is how STUPID Americans are concerning politics today.

      In fact, Americans are SO STUPID, when the new taxes hit many households will come up short financially and look to the Gov't for help! Duh.

      • jazzpast

        Voting the man Mitt Romney who created Obamacare now that's STUPID! !

        • fliteking

          What is that, a three-peat for you? I know, I know, the OWS and ACORN get pissed if you don't tow the line . . . Still you need new material and a new brain.

          Still working the coffee tent down to OWS? Careful, you could be demoted to hauling waste buckets!

        • jazzpast

          I'm not drinking the kool-aid and voting for RINO Romney or Barack Hussein Obama, you are

        • jazzpast

          The subject here is about Obamacare..... Duh

  • http://twitter.com/jason_burns Jason Burns

    Obama admits a whole lot more here:

    http://r3voluti0n.com/2012/obama-ndaa-kill-list-syria-afghanistan/

    Who would ever trust this man?

    • ddt

      does not admit to any and all lies

  • gmarshall

    What is amazing is that the polls show Obama leading in the key states. After all this pain and suffering of the past four years, how can anyone in his right mind want four more years of the same? Vote for Romney/Ryan on November 6.

  • WhiteFalcon

    Did you ever have any doubts that he was going to increase taxes on everyone? If you did, you must be stupid and you need to go and get your sign, as Jeff Foxworthy would say.

    • philipsquires

      Actually it was Bill Engvall who said that. Jeff Foxworthy was known for his "you might be a redneck" jokes.

  • ricciricci

    Unlike many children who can vote, I have never believed a politician when they claim they will not raise my taxes AND the country is in an economic hole. My taxes at the present are lower than at any time in my working life. From 18-45, I have never paid a tax rate as low as I do now. So, considering we've had a 10 year "official war" combined with a 10 year military excercise AND my taxes haven't been raised in support of either, I expect my taxes to be raised and I doubt if the increase makes my taxes higher than they have been in the past. "Take Back America" and tax me properly. Any other attitude is childish and immature. As if we have never been told a president would not raise our taxes, followed by them raising our taxes.

  • Evantoo

    When that middle class starts paying that $700 bucks each for them and their family members (and some already have had their health insurance raised significantly) they'll run from the Democrat party in droves. It will be for the typical Democrat reasons- they won't pay for something themselves if they can get somebody else to do it for them. This time they won't HAVE that choice.

  • RFRider

    Well, DAH! Yet he also said that he wouldn't tax the middle class, All those that trusted him, stand on your head! When the Tax goes in effect file the law suits, Reid put it into the bill, per the Constitution that can not be done. Only problem is the money will come in and go out and the CLIFF is coming soon, we will fall!

  • polmutant

    lets all start doing drugs, smoking, and living like the devil. then we will all be sick and diseased by choice and bankrupt this nonsense. OR we can exercise our second ammendment GOD given rights and push these intelectual buttockeses into the sea.

  • Barto

    Wake up Middle Class Americans! If you don't believe your taxes will go up along with those so-called RICH or WEALTHY people, you're living in a dream world. Vote RomneyRyan in November so we can begin to return our Country to WE the people!

    • jazzpast

      Blame the idiot your voting for Mitt Romney. RINO Romney created Romneycare and Obamacare. Romneycare is a big government Socialist health care program that was the model for Obamacare. Both created by Mitt Romney ha, ha, ha! Yea vote the creator of Obamacare into office. What idiots! !

  • usmc1063

    Ohhhhh come'on ya don't say? Taxes to hit the middle class and not those filthy rich robber barons ? The only ones not to believe that are those poor suckers that are going to vote for Barry in the end anyway. Those chumps have been have been bending over since day one and taking one up the whazooo for Obama, so it doesn't mean much anymore. Let's face facts libs just love spending our money the more the better. Look Barry ya can't fix America with broken promices and taxes. Especially when an uneven portion is taking from the trough than was meant to. It just wants to make you laugh and cry at the same time with that kind of logic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacqueline.lynn.940 Jacqueline Lynn

    It took the CBO this long to discover what so many of us were aware of from the beginning!
    The CBO is still underestimating the horrendous impacts this 2500 page monstrosity will cause for millions of American Citizens.
    4 more years under the man who would be KING and other plans he has ready to add to his current monstrosity and none of us will even be able to try to deflect our demise. Gas to high to buy for cars we can't afford. Homes we cannot sell if any could now afford to buy. Freedom of speech and religion driven so far underground it could be 100 years if ever before they surface in the world again.
    OVERSTATING!? NOT AT ALL. NO MORE YEARS FOR HIM OR NO MORE REPUBLIC FOR US!

  • tryingtomakeit

    I have to come up with $4800 more for the next year for taxes. I don't have that kind of money. I am scraping by. I stay home all the time..so I don't spend gas or money. I am having to cut down on food and did not get my hair cut this month...and it will get worse. I had to re-fi my car so that I have an extra $200 every month for food. And I have alimony that I am living on since I cannot work. I am disabled. I cannot get disability because this corrupt government says I am not eligible. But all those who ran out of unemployment checks who got disability...do you really think they are disabled? As disabled as me? I doubt it.

    Stand for your principles all your life and for God...and look what it gets you. In a few years I will have NO money coming in at all.

    I WILL have 3 hots and a cot in prison though..for not paying for my taxes or for health insurance. I just cannot afford either. I did some math. If I have to pay that tax every year and get health insurance...I have to come up with an extra $36,000 a year! So tell me..WHERE am I going to find that kind of money?

  • djw663

    DUH! You cannot have a government controlled or a government run anything without broadening the tax base! They need the money and with all the social programs they already have there is not enough money as it is. We still need everyone to pay something in Fed income tax even if it is just a couple percent. No one should get more money back than they put in, no one.