Step 4: Figure out a way to piss off the people who will blindly support you no matter what.
That last step is pretty tough to accomplish, but he has a year and a half to find a way to do it. Remember, we elected this guy because of his unbelievable intellectual prowess, so he’ll surely be able to stratergize a plan of action.
You can deduct only the amount of your medical and dental expenses that is more than 7.5% of your adjusted gross income.
Of course, employers get to deduct the full amount of the premiums for providing health insurance, but if you decide to buy it yourself you don’t get the same benefit. And it would be ludicrous to propose such a thing for people until those benefits have first been given to dogs and cats.
If this bill passes, what’s the over/under on how long it will take for video to be released showing ACORN workers encouraging people to claim 3 of 13 nonexistent exotic pets smuggled in from Central America as dependents in order to get a tax break?
Any move toward greater government involvement in health-care is going to lead toward increased health-care lobbying of government.
If I didn’t know for a fact that every single member of Congress is there for no other reason than to do what is best for the long term strength of the country, I’d say the whole discussion of health care reform was nothing more than an attempt to shake down the health care industry.