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Tell senators to push to repeal tax on middle class health benefits

Unless the Senate acts, working families’ health benefits will be taxed starting in 2022. Three months ago, the House voted 419-6 to repeal the tax on middle class health benefits. Now, it’s up to the Senate. According to an analysis published in Health Affairs, educators would be among those hit hardest. Already, employers are pushing to scale back health benefits. Over the last decade, the Kaiser Family Foundation reports, family premiums have gone up 55 percent and deductibles 212 percent—far more than the 26 percent increase in workers’ earnings over the same period. Workers can’t afford a new tax on their benefits. The Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (S. 684) has 62 cosponsors—more than enough for passage if leadership allows a vote. Tell your senators to cosponsor S. 684, if they haven’t already, and urge Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to bring it to the floor.


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34 responses to “Tell senators to push to repeal tax on middle class health benefits

  1. Personally I’m disappointed, frustrated, and learning more daily to not respect, trust and believe our country’s elected and appointed government officials. Once they take the oath of office, they forget who they are and why they are in Washington. We gave the authority and privilege to represent the working spectrum, all citizens especially the middle class. and the majority’s welfare and promises are thrown out and a line is drawn down the middle of our country existence and foundation. On one side is the word Republican and on the other side is Democrat. You people can not be faithful to the people of our country — for the good of the majority. I’m really sick, frustrated and dis-hearted by our country’s leaders. I don’t want to hear the words “Republican” or “Democrat”, or see their fingers pointing to colleagues and hearing “bad mouthing” everything and everyone who doesn’t agree or comes into their scope. I’m tired of lies, poor conduct, and inexcusable actions and horrible leadership skills. Yes, our country is represented by the red, white and blue colors that symbolize what out country standard and ideals. They work together to symbolize our morals, character and ideals for certain values we believe to be important guide lines and goals. Who is on the front lines of defense in war and working daily in our society to help our people with daily living? I really don’t give a damn if their pins are red or blue or Republican or Democrat. Why can’t politicians and officials use some common sense and work for the good of the country? We, as educators, are taught to protect all this. We teach and believe in building positive, quality character in individuals Every time we turn around our leaders are taking funding and support education, food, supplies and basic funding needed to help us do our jobs and create the best people we can. (It burns me to think how the officials can allow our president run to this resorts, golf courses, all over the U.S. and world, twitting, consuming our tax money to his advantage, and taking away from our children, handicapped and elderly who have supported this country through wars and hazards. How can our senators, Ernest and Grassley, feel good about themselves? It appears they are also fighting for publicity and accumulating for their political party. I cannot see positive outcomes while they are patting themselves on the back and congratulating each other for the destruction they made as if they were warriors in combat or rival teams in a sports event in combat. I wonder if this is what our forefathers had in mind when they created the United States of America’s government.

  2. I sent the following to try counteracting all the libtards.

    “As a constituent, I urge you to oppose the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act. This legislation passed overwhelmingly in the House of Representatives, and Senate action is needed.

    Working families like mine will be OK without further action being required.

    Please oppose the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act.”

    1. Hmmmm. The conservatives are for free market healthcare and the massive profits for healthcare companies. The libtards, as you say, are the ones who are trying to fix it, (universal healthcare) while the conservatives try to trip them up at every step. You are on the wrong team.

  3. use all of lottery profit to benefit children . CHILDREN ARE THE FUTURE OH STUPID GOVERNMENT OUR CHILDREN NOT JUST YOUR OWN CHILDREN

  4. The rich have so many means of receiving that for which the unrich are criticized. I call it “welfare for the wealthy,” and it is paid for by those of us not rich.

    What’s wrong with this picture? Everything!

  5. REDUCE GOVERNMENTS SALARIES,RETIREMENT STOP COMPLETELY PAY FOR YOUR INSURANCE,TERM LIMITS 4 YRS, NANCY PELOSI SALARY 192,OOO + A YEAR WHAT A CRIME.

  6. Premiums and deductibles are so high and getting higher on health insurance. Legislators
    should feel guilty taxing health benefits when people can’t even afford to get care for some chronic conditions and medications . People often can be denied coverage. Please co sponsor the middle class health benefits tax repeal act. S684.
    I urge you to have Majority Leader Mitch McConnell bring the act S684 to the floor for a vote.

  7. Hi. How much are the people who sit all day coming up with new schemes to take the middle class workers money make in a year. How about they think about how to raise taxes on billionaires? Washington does not have a revenue issue, you have a spending problem!

  8. You have a responsibility to think independently of the President’s agenda to undermine the work done by Republicans and Democrats alike, under previous administrations. Don’t allow Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to continue his vengeful crusade against Democrats for his grudge against his goals being over run in the past. Where does your loyalty lie, with your supreme leader or with our country’s best interests?

  9. If we let them get away with this, there will be no end of their taxing and pillaging as they live the high life on the backs of workers.

  10. With toxic traitor and liar Trump’s “tax cut,” my taxes tripled: that’s more like a “tax wound,” than a simple “cut.” Remove the lying, anti-science, anti-truth Trump: send him to prison, please …

    1. This is the “Cadillac Tax” which was apart of the Affordable Care Act that President Obama signed into law. The “Cadillac Tax” was one of the taxes used to fund the Affordable Care Act. Your beef is with former President Obama, not Trump.

  11. As a senior, I still have to work even after 41 years of working to support myself and my family. The confined bombardment on the middle class is not fair or right! We take on all the tax burdens for everyone else. I can’t survive on or work any more than I am now. You are slowly killing me as I’ll have to work until I die as I can’t afford paying out any more taxes. I make so little as it is.

  12. As a senior, I still have to work even after 41 years of working to support myself and my family. The bombardment on the middle class is not fair or right. We take on all the tax burdens for everyone else. I can’t survive anymore or work more than I am now. Please stop taxing us! You are slowly killing me as I’ll have to work until I die if this keeps up!

  13. Please repeal the tax on middle class health benefits.
    My deductible is now $1750. With the copays and deductible, I’m being squeezed economically into not being able to afford health care. Taxing my health care wound only make the situation more unaffordable.

  14. You have taxed the middle class enough. The upper and lower classes reap all the benefits while, I, one of the middle class go without. I have to limit my use of healthcare due to the high co-pays, I am paying higher premiums, and now you want to tax me for what I cannot afford to use? Everyone needs to pay their fair share, not just the middle class.

  15. You realize that couples are no longer getting married because then they become a middle class (broke, uninsured) family. This government is the detriment of the family dynamic! Shame on all of you!

  16. It is absolutely appalling that anyone would think of taxing the middle class. Please repeal the tax on middle class health benefits. When all is said and done, you will have to give an account of your actions and whether or not you did your level best to improve the lot for others, and what will your answer be?

  17. I don’t know why I continue to write to to Congress as the members I keep addressing do nothing for schools, children, teachers or the middle class. I only hear worthless rhetoric. I cannot ever vote for someone who continues to ignore his constituents’ concerns. We need to make a change. Our voices need to be heard loud and clear.

  18. This is ridiculous. You won’t support universal healthcare but you certainly support taxing the middle class to the extreme. Of course, you want additional tax cuts for you and your wealthy cohorts. Disgusting!

    1. It is absolutely appalling that anyone would think of taxing the middle class. Please repeal the tax on middle class health benefits. When all is said and done, you will have to give an account of your actions and whether or not you did your level best to improve the lot for others, and what will your answer be?

    2. I am a school teacher my husband a fire fighter, please help us with our med costs. We have a chronically ill child an our healthcare costs are astronomical. We have never paid as much as we do now out of pocket for medical care and have debated not having insurance but saving that money to pay out of pocket, as I know other Americans are doing.

    3. Have the Baby Boomers Not done enough for their elders and the younger generations?!
      When will it be OUR TIME to be taken care of by other generations??!
      When can WE enjoy the “GOLDEN YEARS” WITHOUT being Taxed to death?

    4. Trump has done a great deal for this country. It seems you nay says can’t realize that. This country would be in terrible condition by now if his crooked opponent had been elected.
      How can you ignore that. Trump will certainly be reelected no matter how many lies are told about him. shiif and pelozi need to be repealed or impeached for false accusations.
      However, the repeal of tax on middle class health benefits should be done.

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