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Do you really want your employee benefits to be taxed as regular income?

John McCain says he wants to lower taxes. It's a basic conservative belief: Taxes are bad. Government intervention into your life is bad. And yet McCain wants new taxes on your employee health insurance coverage, as if it were part of your salary rather than a fringe benefit. Besides the new tax on your health care insurance, if it raises your income into a higher tax bracket, you will pay higher taxes on ALL of your income. We've seen this kind of thing before, when they started taxing tips along with wages. Whether you work for McDonalds, Walmart, IBM, any union, or any other job that offers fringe benefits... First he'll tax your employee health care. Next, perhaps your life insurance. And then perhaps your employer's contribution to your disability insurance. And then your employee discounts. Company supplied computers and tools... Company car... Company supplied meals... When we allow government to start taxing our employee benefits, we're setting a very dangerous precedent, at least for the working person. Senior corporate executives and others who can afford accounting staffs to find tax dodges for them, will be just fine. So the question - Do you really want the government to start taxing your employee benefits like John McCain proposes? And is more taxation really what conseratives want?

Asked By: Don P - 10/8/2008
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John McCain is playing the old switcheroo... More
Answered By: Dave C - 10/8/2008
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I prefer not to.
Answered By: Denny - 10/8/2008
 
I really want a president that is not going to ransom our great nation to radicals and terrorists. Thanks for asking. McCain/Palin 2008 COUNTRY FIRST!! Dave: At least we know where THEY stand! Obama is no patriot. And if you'd been paying attention you'd know it's my guy that wants to drill, baby, drill!
Answered By: C.J. - 10/8/2008
 
No I definately do not. Each year my employee benefits go up. The cost I pay for benefits has more than quadrupled in the last 4 years already
Answered By: twolkitt - 10/8/2008
 
You are right, and then he will deregulate health insurance so they all move to the one state that lets them get away with the most. Then employers will drop offering health care because you are getting a tax credit to buy your own...and with you health benefit being taxed as income for YOU...it will also be taxed as... More
Answered By: Searcher 3.0 - 10/8/2008
 
I agree. Most of McCain's policies are made to appear like he's for YOU. But, he's for POWER and WEALTH, and doesn't give a rat's Fanny Mae about you or me.
Answered By: 6-Gun Annie - 10/8/2008
 
DO YOU REALLY WANT GOVERNMENT TO TAX SMALL BUSINESSES AND THEN AFTER RAISING THE TAX RATE ALSO MANDATING THAT THE BUSINESS OWNERS PAY EVERY ONES HEALTH INSURANCE? IT WILL BANKRUPT THIS COUNTRY. AS WELL AS DRIVE WHAT COMPANIES THAT REMAIN OUT OF THE COUNTRY.
Answered By: Shirly A - 10/8/2008
 
No, I don't. And I specifically dislike any tax that has that sort of hidden nature. I like even less that the candidate who proposes it wants to be known as a cutter of taxes. This one maneuver would increase taxes for the working public, but not have any effect on the rich... More
Answered By: auntb93 - 10/8/2008
 
C.J. Great statement...it is much better to have a President slowly (so you don't notice) sell our country to a Communist country. :D
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