Democrats are fighting right now over the Obama healthcare plan; as lawmakers seek to find ways to pay for his estimated $1.6 trillion dollar debacle. A soda tax looks like a scenario that could play out, costing tax payers 10 cents more per can of soda; other taxes are also being bandied about.

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House Democrats don’t particularly like the fact that the Congressional Budget Office came back with a price tag of $1.6 trillion, that price would only cover about a third of the estimated 50 million that Obama wants to insure. But no matter, the Democrats will fight it out until they have a figure that won’t make the public wince, and then they’ll pass a bill that costs double.

In either case, new taxes are in our future. A soda tax of about 10 cents a can as well as other sugary drinks is just the tip of the iceberg. Charlie Rangel and the House Ways and Means Committee are weighing their options as we speak. Doesn’t that just make you feel all tingly inside?

Tobacco, Alcohol, probably a fatty foods tax; not to mention an increase in the Medicare payroll tax and some even talk about a type of national sales tax of 1.5%; didn’t Obama say that nobody who made less than $250,000 dollars would have any type of tax increase whatsoever? Oh, I forgot, he didn’t know about the serious financial crisis we would be in, and universal healthcare is supposed to help fix that.

As the House Committee looks for $600 million dollars over 10 years to help pay for Obamacare, they are also looking at these tax options. A 2% income tax increase on those making over $200,000 and households making $250,000 dollars as well as taxing employer provided healthcare.

A draft was introduced on Friday, presented by Henry Waxman and cohorts, but the new soda tax, as well as other tax increases, were not talked about. I guess not.

Check out the hilariously ridiculous video below.




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