Sunday, September 28, 2008

What planet is he living on?

You've heard the rumors about McCain's "health plan."

Tonight I read this from Jacki Schechner at Americablog:
George Stephanopoulos followed up on Friday night and asked John McCain a little bit about his health care plan this morning. Specifically, he wanted to know if it's true McCain plans to tax your health care benefits at work as if they're salary. Not only is it true - very, very true - but you're not getting the full story. McCain says he'll give you a $2500/$5000 (individual/family) tax credit to go out and buy your own insurance instead. Sounds great, but do you know how much insurance costs these days?

Let's see, $2500 will pay my health insurance premiums from January through March. WTF am I supposed to do from April through December? Go without insurance?

He's not even on another planet. John McCain is living in some parallel universe where you are middle class until you make over $5 million per year and you can have eight houses and still characterize your opponent as an out-of-touch elitist. "My friends" my ass. McCain doesn't know me, doesn't know anything about the lives of ordinary people, and sure as hell is not my friend.

Go tax your billionaire buddies, asshole. I have enough trouble paying my premiums without you taxing them.

PS: I don't have Photoshop on my laptop and apologize for the crudeness of my photo alterations. Not for the crudeness or vulgarity of thought, however.
--the BB


susankay said...

Paul -- McCains healthcare plan sucks because it is elective. How many healthy 20-somethings are going to buy health insurance?

And I made the same mistake you did on the $2,500 tax credit. That credit represents about $12,500 in income if you're at a 20% tax bracket. And you probably can get insurance for that.

susan s. said...

I think your picture is just fine! Accurate to a T!!
Yes, I heard that remark about the tax credit. He is so lame. How can people buy that?

susan s. said...

I hope this is not a repeat. If it is, please delete it. I seem to be signed out frequently.

So, I think your picture is very accurate! I was even able to read the French, so I got the reference! How can people believe that he knows anything?

Paul said...

Merci, Susan S. Je pense qu'il y a beaucoup de monde qui reconnaitront feu la reine et ses mots tellement bien connus.

Susankay, you are right to point out that a tax credit is equivalent to much more in income. The problem is that although such a tax credit might mean that $12500 of my income won't be taxed it still won't gain me that $12500 of income that I have trouble coming up with now. Not taxing part of my income is not the same as increasing my income by any more than the tax amount itself.

I say it's spinach and I ain't having it.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Paul, you are a crude and vulgar man. Excellent! One can't be too crude and vulgar when speaking of or altering pictures of John McCain.

Be sensible now. Who needs health insurance from April through December?

Paul said...

Mimi, whippersnappers such as yourself don't but creaky old men like me just might.