Democrats love taxes. They'll tax anything, anyway they can. Their mantra is Pay up, sucka! And if you're unfortunate to be a resident of the state of New York....get ready Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer, the Dems have come up with a new way to bleed you.
But even by their standards, this latest Catch-22 is over the top.
As we all know, if you don't have health insurance, Obama will tax you.
But now, if you DO have health insurance, Andrew Cuomo will tax you.
"Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new budget includes a nearly $69 million tax on health-insurance policies to pay for the administrative costs of continuing New York's ObamaCare health exchange, The Post has learned.
The levy is intended to make up for federal funds no longer available to the states as of this year. Adding up to about $25 per person insured under the plan, the cost is almost certainly going to be passed on to consumers.
The tax is being called a bait-and-switch by opponents of Cuomo's decision to start a state-run ObamaCare health exchange in New York. Had he not done so, they argue, there would have been no need for the tax.
"There was no indication that there would be a new tax to pay for this. We had plenty of debate on ObamaCare. I never heard this mentioned," said Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R-Troy)."Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
Because Obamacare is so gosh-darned wonderful, right? A bargain at twice the price! Or something......