Sunday, July 12, 2009

Over My Dead Body.

That's what several Republican politicians appear to be saying about the proposal to fund some of the health care reform by an extra tax on those families which earn more than $350,000 per year. Senator John Kyl, the Republican Whip:

"We're in a recession," he told CNN. "It would be a job killer. It would be exactly the wrong thing to do any time, but especially when we're in the middle of a recession.

Mmm. Yet Senator Lamar Alexander is all for tax increases as long as they only affect employees' health benefits:

"I'm willing to stop giving tax deductions to people for Cadillac health insurance plans in order to give everybody a chance to buy their own health care insurance and not add a penny to the debt. I think that would be a good way," Alexander said.