To the editor:
This letter has a true but sad note about our present administration's depending of taxpayers' money. Are Americans better off now than they were five years ago?
Most people have forgotten that in this world nothing is free. Every program offered by the government must be paid for by the taxpayers.
Let's take a look at the Obamacare health system, or as some people call it, the "train wreck." It goes something like this: Obamacare contains no fewer than 18 tax increases, including new taxes for medical devices, insurers and pharmaceutical companies to name a few. Those tax increases will raise revenue by at least $1 trillion over the next 10 years followed by higher sums in years to come.
Also, Congress has requested an additional funding to hire as many as 16,500 more agents, auditors, and other workers to enforce the implementation of Obamacare. Over the next decade the Congressional Budget Office figures the IRS could need up to $10 billion to do the job.
The Obama health system will be incredibly expensive.
No wonder business groups were happy to hear about the one-year delay, until 1015. The new health care law requires medium and large companies to provide coverage for their workers or face fines.
Business groups complain that fines are too complicated and expensive. It won't be long until American taxpayers follow suit, complaining about increased taxes due to the new health care plan. Tell President Obama we're broke.