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Obama’s dangerous health care plan

Posted: October 29, 2008 8:02 p.m.
Updated: December 31, 2008 5:00 a.m.

I watched the most recent debate between senators John McCain and Barack Obama. The most telling comment from Sen. Obama was how he is going to provide health care to the uninsured.

The keystone to the senator's solution is to force corporations that "can afford it" to pay more taxes. Who, may I ask, is going to be tasked with deciding which company can afford the additional costs?

Why is it so difficult for some people to understand that companies do not pay taxes? Companies just collect money on behalf of the government from their customers. That'll be you and I.

Even if the company I work for makes components and sells them to your company, and so on until the last company in the line is a car dealership, the price of that car reflects the cost of doing business to my company.

If you are looking for a strategy to drive jobs offshore, this has to be one of the finest.

The expense, ultimately, becomes not one for "corporations that can afford," but for us. When we go looking for the car we need - or school books, paper and pencils, soaps and foodstuffs - we are looking at higher prices across the board.

It is no longer "those who can afford," it is completely indiscriminate in application and hurts those it purports to help the most.

Furthermore, proposing to increase corporate overhead in a time of extreme financial distress can only be described as the most ridiculous economic plan.

Sen. Obama is insistent that we don't want "eight more years of the same." Perhaps not, but the implementation of Sen. Obama's health care and redistribution of wealth plans at this point will likely make the last two years look like some of the most prosperous in the nation's history.


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