The Ottumwa Courier

Letters to the Editor

October 1, 2013

Obamacare failings outweigh benefits

New tax starts on Oct. 1. Everyone pays. Every legal U.S. citizen will be taxed for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). IRS is the controlling agency.

Don’t want or feel you need to buy health care insurance? Sorry, you have to or you will be fined! Fines grows larger each year.

Don’t want or need maternity benefits? Not your choice any more everyone pays for maternity benefits. Also birth control expenses.

Don’t want to pay for others excesses and poor habits? You will, no choice! Everyone is the same, all people are averaged in to create the premium you will pay!

Don’t feel it is fair? Sorry, individuals are required to be taxed and pay. Unions, some businesses as long the objection isn’t based on moral issues, supporters of Obama, and U.S. Congress and president are exempt. All business with more than 50 full-time employees will get to wait to have to start paying the tax. Not you!

Why do I say tax? The U.S. Supreme Court gave legitimacy to the act calling it a tax, the only way the government can make Americans buy/pay for something: Taxing authority!

Are there some good things in the act? Yes, but it is like if you make a cake (good) but put in rotten eggs (bad), the whole cake is bad. It needs to be thrown out. You can't mix good with bad and make it good. This is with Obamacare.

Dave Loebsack has voted repeatedly for this tax. He voted against the bill that would stop fraud in this tax. What has been put upon the American people?

Trudy Caviness


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