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Give! Give!

December 24, 2009 by  

As if Americans aren’t already taxed enough, the healthcare reform bill—or Obamacare bill—being discussed by the Senate contains dozens of new taxes and creates 111 new bureaucracies.

Among the new taxes:

  • a 40 percent excise tax on health coverage in excess of $8,500 (individuals)/$23,000 (families).
  • an additional half percent Medicare (Hospital Insurance) tax on wages in excess of $200,000 ($250,000 for joint filers) beginning in 2013.
  • an annual fee on manufacturers and importers of branded drugs beginning in 2010.
  • an annual fee on manufacturers and importers of certain medical devices beginning in 2010.
  • a reduction by half (to $500,000) the amount of an executive’s compensation that a health plan can deduct from its corporate income taxes beginning in 2013 and a 5 percent excise tax on cosmetic surgery and similar procedures beginning in 2010. (source:

The anti-federalist Brutus, thought by most scholars to be Robert Yates, warned in his essay No. 6 about Congress having too much power under Article 1, Section 8 (…power to lay and collect taxes, imposts, duties, and excises, according to the discretion of the legislature…) and eventually taking all authority from the states.

This power, exercised without limitation, will introduce itself into every comer of the city, and country—It will wait upon the ladies at their toilett, and will not leave them in any of their domestic concerns; it will accompany them to the ball, the play, and the assembly; it will go with them when they visit, and will, on all occasions, sit beside them in their carriages, nor will it desert them even at church; it will enter the house of every gentleman, watch over his cellar, wait upon his cook in the kitchen, follow the servants into the parlour, preside over the table, and note down all he eats or drinks; it will attend him to his bed-chamber, and watch him while he sleeps; it will take cognizance of the professional man in his office, or his study; it will watch the merchant in the counting-house, or in his store; it will follow the mechanic to his shop, and in his work, and will haunt him in his family, and in his bed; it will be a constant companion of the industrious farmer in all his labour, it will be with him in the house, and in the field, observe the toil of his hands, and the sweat of his brow; it will penetrate into the most obscure cottage; and finally, it will light upon the head of every person in the United States. To all these different classes of people, and in all these circumstances, in which it will attend them, the language in which it will address them, will be GIVE! GIVE!

Now government is trying to follow Americans into their sick beds. And just as Brutus predicted, when Congress addresses the American people it is with a common refrain: GIVE, GIVE!

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • oldbill

    Do not earn too much. Do not own too much. Disappear in the crowd. Do for yourself. Do not own things that others want. If one has the skills of the soldier, policeman, priest, doctor, plumber, electrician, carpenter, and mechanic, then he does not need to earn the staggering sums to pay for their services. Simple.

    • Annie

      You are man after my own heart.

  • Kathleen C fr DFW

    called ‘rich plans’ were also going to include the congress and senate plans because I am in insurance and I know that their plans are well over the limit that the senate has set to tax 40 percent. I also would like to know how they can write in the bill that ‘no other congress can reverse’ this bill. How is that legal? Why hasn’t the other ‘lame stream’ media stations not pick that up and reported it. Only Fox News has reported it. Why cant stupid people see that what is going on is not the truth? Why didn’t congress post the bill online so people can read it and decide on it and then make a decision to call their representative. Why does my neighbor get to have 7 kids (2 in the last yr) and still get to live on public housing, public assistance, food stamps, free medical care, free everything else and not be affected by the economy whatsoever when there are hardworking red-blooded americans who are laid off from yrs of service barely able to feed their families or provide Christmas for thier little ones, all the while you watch your neighbors extra cash come from illegal sales or drug sales and they drive brand new cars with all the bells and whistles. They shouldn’t even live in our neighborhood that on any other day would not be able to rent or own because of federal assistance and hud housing they get to not mow their lawns, trim their gardens up, pick up trash that eventually ends up on my lawn after they throw it on ground after a night on their porch sitting in their kitchen chairs drinking their malt liquor and smoking thier blunts. I don’t get it. Those are all the same people who voted the usurper we have representing america at it’s highest level. WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY AMERICA? DON’T YOU SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING? I could go on forever, but i won’t, it’s Christmas morning and it’s a day of celebrating the King Of All’s birthday. Happy Birthday, JESUS, THE GREAT I AM.

  • Jerrie Gandee

    Great compilation, thanks for taking the time.


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