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    During the 2008 Presidential Election candidate John McCain proposed a plan to tax health benefits employers provide to their workers. According to an editorial in The Detroit News, Barack Obama promised a different arrangement. In one of his 2008 election, Obama vowed, "no one making less than $250,000 a year will see any type of tax increase...not any kind of tax." Since Obama has won office, it appears as if he may have had a change of thought.

    President Barack Obama recently has said that he refuses to rule out McCain's prior idea of taxing employee benefits. Obama has stated that he would like to see a universal healthcare plan go into effect. One problem Obama is facing with this ideal plan is where to get the money to afford it. Taxing employee benefits holds huge revenues to be made. According to TIME, Obama and lawmakers believe this tax would have major benefits for holding down costs overall. This may be a reason for Obama's newfound support for this plan.

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    For individuals making less than $250,000 a year this plan would have huge consequences. Employees make be at risk for pay cuts, insurance cuts, or no insurance coverage at all. This is the case for employers may not be able to afford this tax and continue to provide their employees with the same benefits. This tax would especially hurt Teachers and Autoworkers whose insurance coverage is already costing their employers more than they can afford to pay. Ironically, these Teachers and Autoworkers were the ones who heavily supported and voted for Obama during this past election.

    Employers are looking at an increase from $2000 to $4000 a year in extra income taxes. Although this tax could bring in hundreds of dollars over the next couple years, this is a tax that comes with very expensive benefits.

    Sources:

     

    http://www.detnews.com/article/20090703/OPINION01/907030329/1008/Editorial--Obama-s-health-insurance-tax-will-hit-union-workers--public-employees

    http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1908250,00.html

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