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Chairman Issa and Ranking Member Cummings, I appreciate you holding today’s hearing to further examine how the Internal Revenue Service has been implementing provisions of the Affordable Care Act. One of our chief responsibilities on this committee is to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being utilized both efficiently and in accordance with the law. Unfortunately, it is has become undeniably evident that the Affordable Care Act falls short on both of these principles. Just last week, this Committee held a hearing on a new Health and Human Services “demonstration” project that the Obama administration is paying for by cutting 8 billion dollars from Medicare Advantage. These are funds that would normally be used for patient care. Two members from the non-partisan Government Accountability Office stated that this “demonstration project was unprecedented, flawed from its inception and will ultimately demonstrate nothing”. Further, there was strong evidence to suggest that the sole purpose of this project was nothing more than an attempt by the administration to hide new costs that Obamacare imposes on seniors until after the election. I fail to see how this is an efficient use of taxpayer dollars. These are the sort of examples that we’ve come to expect from this haphazardly passed bill authored by individuals who told the American people that they would have to pass it in order to for us to find out what is in it. Well today I want to focus on what is not in it. We have now

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“Taxes” mantra at San Diego Tea Party Rally reveals Republican strategy to stifle authentic analysis of US healthcare issue among its membership. GOP Healthcare Strategy: When you don’t have the facts or the law on your side, scream the word “taxes”. Warning: This video may be disturbing if unchallenged acceptance of illogical premises, incoherent garble, or distorted reasoning offends you. Can we get Palin to translate? Featuring San Diego Republican congressman and former lobbyist Brian Bilbray, the author of a bill to allow Mitt Romney and his billionaire corporate buddies to launder money from offshore bank accounts into their US bank accounts TAX FREE! With special Palin-ized garble from right-wing talk radio pundit Gina Loudon and anti-healthcare congressional candidate Nick Popaditch. San Diego Tea Party Rally against healthcare reveals hypocrisy in this “highlight” video from 7/7/2012 . Tweet #TeaWatch – Join conversations: Facebook/MuchBetterChoices, Twitter: @Much_Better. FIGHT BACK! Please share, Thank you!

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Advocates call for higher taxes to pay for health care
The federal government needs to increase its funding to the provinces to pay for health care programs, and they should raise taxes to do it, a group of medicare advocates is telling the country's health ministers meeting in Halifax. …
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Building more prisons won't solve crime
Most ex-cons don't reoffend. But if 40 per cent do get back into trouble with the law, it stands to reason that having a larger population of recently released prisoners could have an impact on local crime rates. In the meantime, the lack of things …
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House votes on union election rule
The bill is designed to counteract a proposed rule from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that would shorten the timeframe for union organizing elections and reverse the Board's recent decision in Specialty Healthcare. …
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Republicans in the House of Representatives will unveil a budget plan Tuesday that will call for sweeping changes to health programs and slash tax burdens for corporations and individuals.

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Individual Americans will realize the most benefits from new rules and tax changes that take effect starting at midnight.
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Maybe someone has forwarded you the e-mail warning that home sales will be taxed 3.8 percent under the new health care law starting in 2013. Perhaps you’ve seen the one that says next year American workers will be required to pay taxes …

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ICKY PEOPLE: Republicans Keep Lying About Health Care And Taxes

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The healthcare reform bill is not just about healthcare; there are taxes in the bill that will impact people’s savings. Since many of these new taxes go into effect January 1, 2011, Americans need to act now to protect their assets. To educate people about the impact the healthcare reform bill will have on their physical and financial health, respected physician, Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD is …

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Americans Should Plan Now for the Long Term Effects Of Obamacare

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Is it part of health care reform that 2011 w2 will report health ins.benefits as income. If a company says their contribution to your health care pkg is $4500.00 yr, that figure is added to gross salary. This may cause an increase in payroll taxes. Is this true?

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Lt. Gov. debate targets taxes, jobs, health care costs
MILTON – A debate among four candidates for lieutenant governor yesterday turned on Republican arguments that high taxes are hampering job growth, and Democrat claims that skyrocketing health care costs are an even bigger job killer.

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