Pelosi: New taxes not needed for health care, maybe use for deficit

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    “I hope we can change that percentage and get much more coming from savings,” Pelosi said. “In fact, I believe that all of the cost of the healthcare reform bill can come from squeezing more savings out of the system."

    Asked why Democrats were proposing more than $500 billion in new taxes if savings alone could fund their healthcare plan, Pelosi said: “We have to have a revenue stream to ensure that the bill will be paid for. If we don’t need that money we can use it to reduce the deficit.”

    "There is going to be a revenue change at the high end," Pelosi said. "It will be directed to reduce the deficit or ... to help reduce the cost of this initiative. I believe that we have an obligation to try to squeeze as much savings out of the system so that we can use as much of the tax on the high-income earners in our country to reduce the deficit."

    Translation: We are going to hose the rich anyway, and this health care package is simply the best trojan horse we have.
     
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    Actually the taxes will decrease if healthcare savings are more than anticipated.
     
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    Yeah, like unemployment, the depth of the recession, a dozen other things that turned out to be "more than anticipated" by this menstruation.
     
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    Hell will freeze over before Queen Nan pays back one penny.
     
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    Actually its automatically paid back (or not collected in the first place) under the bill. She doesn't have a choice in it.

    So are you saying hell is going to freeze over?
     

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