Increased Taxes for all, Medicare Part B Increase

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    Still, Congress' deal delivered a walloping tax hike for most workers: the end of a two-year Social Security tax cut. The tax is rising back up to 6.2 percent from 4.2 percent. The increase will cost someone making $50,000 about $1,000 a year and a household with two high-paid workers up to $4,500
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    Medicare premiums have been steadily rising every year. The monthly premium for Medicare Part B will rise 5% to $104.90 in 2013, up from $99.90. (Medicare Part B pays for outpatient services like doctor visits and medical equipment. Medicare Part B is optional, but most Medicare recipients opt to receive Part B.)
    The 1.7% SS COLA is reduced by the Medicare Part B increase. Thus, SS is not keeping up with inflation.
    http://www.nbcnews.com/business/soc.../column-miller-medicare-idUSL1E8MGBM420121116
     
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    Let's get all of those taxes raised up... I want the Democrats to be happy.
     
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    Got my first check of the year today. My medicare went up
     
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    This should come as no surprise, the objective was to increase revenue, furthermore the only way to slip this through was to deflect and focus on the 1%-2% ...nothing more than a political ploy. The big bang hits with Obama care. Yep, those Democrats are sharp tools. What should scare you even more is their inability to read a financial statement.
     
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    I honestly wonder if I will ever even see my medicare and SS
     
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    you don't think the libturds are good for it?? I thought being 16 trillion in debt and running record deficits was a good indication??
     
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    Yes, absolutely. We should have not done obamacare. We should have done nothing. We paid more for medical than any other nation in the world, save 1. Twice as much as Canada, for instance. But, we made those private insurance companies very happy. And I want them to make my medical more than any industrialized country in the world.

    Man, those repubs are smart.
     
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    We can blame both parties for that deboccle.
     
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    Obama signed the Bill into law. He knew it would increase taxes on the middle class. I thought he promised not increase taxes on the middle class.
     
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    Wait till the rest of Obamacare takes effect. You won't be so smug then
    Remember the Democratic Congress voted without reading it. It is pretty hard to understand something you never read. Do you want your two US Senators and your member of the House of Representatives to vote on legislation without understanding it? If your democratic Senator(s) or House Rep voted for Obamacare, ask them to explain each part of it to you. I bet they can't.
     
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