How many times have we heard libs tell us that they are "for the poor". They want to help them. It is obvious to no one but libs, I guess.
Here is a basic truth about people who are poor: They have little or no money! Duh. To some though, that seems to be a tough concept to comprehend. Take for example our esteemed Senatorial lawamkers. In their latest meeting of the minds, they have come up with a better way to save the poor from this whole "You have no healthcare, you jerk, now you will pay". Instead of fining the family $1900 per year for not being able to afford healthcare, now the brain surgeons that try to lead us will only charge $750 per adult. That ought to make things better. It certainly makes me feel good.
Next, the Senators decided to "help" retirees. Any retiree that has worked hard and gets a great medical plan will get to pay a fine. Actually the insurance company that provides the plan gets to pay a 40% excise tax on any benefits that it provides over $9850 per retiree. The joke stops here. $9850 is nothing in this expensive world in which we live. A retiree can blow through that in one hour. Thanks for the help liberal Senators. I wonder what that will do to reitrees plans? One needs to have an IQ over 50 to figure that out.
Of course they also introduced some loopholes. If a family must pay over 8% of its income to buy healthcare, they are exempt from the tax. So lets do some math. a family of four that makes $20000 per year, just under the poverty level, can either buy insurance or pay the fine. The fine will amount to $1500 per year, just a bit lower than paying 8% ($1600) of their income for healthcare. No problem. They probably did not buy insurance because of the extra 100 bucks.
Damn these folks are good. At what, I truly do not know.