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June 26, 2009

Obama Considers Holding Some Gitmo Detainees Indefinitely? How About Union Workers Don't Pay Taxes on Health Care Benefits, but the Rest of Us Do?

Gah. Ok, let's debate this one.

As has been noted. A private insurer, a business, must hold financial reserves that the "public" option will not be bothered with. A private insurer must negotiate rates, the "public" option can dictate them (they already do).

Wonderful. Now let's tax the shit out of those who have a private plan, except for our rock-solid voting bloc.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, the chief congressional advocate of taxing some employer-provided benefits to help pay for an overhaul of the U.S. health system, says any change should exempt perks secured in existing collective- bargaining agreements, which can be in place for as long as five years.

I believe this is called "rubbing your face in it".


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