The Ghost of Snapped Shot

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Quote of the Day:

With regard to Obama's push of Congress to implementsave the tax on health care plans (as part of a reform to bring down costs remember), White House mouthpiece Gibbs said this:

MR. GIBBS: I would disagree with your notion that it is a tax on an individual since the proposal is written as a tax on an insurance company that offers a plan.

And then the followup intelligencia:

Q Can I ask just to follow on that, you don't think they pass those taxes on, those costs on to consumers?

MR. GIBBS: I'm not an insurance company broker.

Q Well, it's just obvious. Isn't it self-evident that they would do that?

MR. GIBBS: Not necessarily. They may just not offer --

Q I think any economist would consider it a de facto tax on a --

 

Thanks ACE

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Comments:

#1 Kevin 08-Jan-2010

"MR. GIBBS: Not necessarily. They may just not offer --"

This is just as bad as taxing the people anyway.  What he's saying is that the government acrion may force insurance companies to stop offering certain policies.  This means that Obama lied when he said 'if you like your policy, you can keep it.'

One way or another, Obama is a liar.  And Gibbs is a fool.  That last statement is not really germane to the discussion, but it's fun to say.

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