The death tax, also known as the estate tax, is a tax on a person’s assets at death. Family-owned farms and businesses are most vulnerable to the death tax. When one generation wishes to pass family business assets down to the next generation, the death tax can threaten the continued viability of the business’ operations. […]
President Obama wants to levy a new tax on Americans. What’s a carbon tax? A carbon tax is basically, if you don’t conform to his way of thinking “green”, you will be punished and charged for it. This will not only lead to skyrocketing energy prices, but it also will force energy companies to consider […]
The healthcare takeover is coming to Virginia and you need to know how this is going to affect your ability to take care of you and your family’s health.
The Obama Healthcare takeover law directs the states to create a health care exchange by January 1, 2014. The Federal government promises flexibility to design the Exchange as states see fit but a simple review of Health and Human Resources (HHS) requirements show that flexibility is available in name only. With each new federal regulation and restriction states flexibility is undermined and the usefulness of exchanges is diminished.
What’s an exchange? In theory, an Exchange is a market-based mechanism giving consumers a simple, transparent and innovative way to purchase health insurance. The Exchanges as created by the President and HHS, however, are far from simple, transparent or innovative.
While the Old Media has been ecstatic over recent job numbers, claiming that some 200,000 jobs have been added to the economy, we should note that while Obama giveth Obama also taketh away. The media may be trying to claim the President has created or saved jobs (the latest weasel word is hes created job opportunity) but his policies have also cost jobs. In particular his policies are costing jobs in the medical field.
Congress should ready market-based replacement for Obamacare
As one of a number of attorneys general challenging the federal health care law, I am cautiously optimistic that the Supreme Court will strike down the law and its requirement that every citizen buy government-approved health insurance. Congress clearly has the power to regulate commerce, but using that power to force individuals into commerce goes too far. If the federal government crosses that line, it will have unlimited power to order citizens to buy virtually anything in the name of the public good. That is why I have said that Virginias lawsuit against the federal health care law is about liberty, not health care.