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Reportedly trying to help proposing a surtax on wealthy Americans to help pay for the president's Health Care Reform plan.
Now the surtax would be impose on those earning 250000.
Dollars a year and up.
But whether -- 450000.
Tom DeLay is here he's here with a warning.
That would starts with a rich does not stay with the rich come as a former Republican majority house leader from Texas.
In other saying that it's either this or taxiing.
You know employer health benefits so.
Which one which one is more palatable to the public.
Neither is fallible to the public Charleston and I think -- taken a huge political risk.
Because I -- this the American people understand it makes no sense.
That these are the people -- -- mostly small business people.
That yet they have health insurance they're paying a good portion of their health insurance for their employees and you them and trying to raise the cost.
-- health care by.
Taxing them more.
Whether it be taxing on -- -- are taxing.
On and on.
Health health care benefits it makes no sense.
And are you -- to do is drive people to the government run program.
Because businesses -- just throw up their hands they won't have them money.
To pay for health care and insurance for their employees.
And employees we'll have to go that to the government run.
Plan that Obama's is hoping they will they will do.
Parents ultimately it's it's just it's crazy ultimately would get that single Payer system that we keep me hearing.
We're not gonna get but I want to stick with the small business thing because this is something I'm really concerned about.
That's been nothing really for the small business man and woman in this country I mean fifteen billion for SBA loans and that fit.
That's what ultimately why so many small businesses why doesn't that resonate what the Democrats on the hill.
Because that's not what their world view that's not where they come from.
Day they understand.
That on the one hand they understand that -- is 7585%.
Of the jobs conference on small business.
But on the other hand they also note that if they get their votes from people that work for the small business or are people that that don't work at all.
Our are people that don't pay taxes at all.
And that's who they're they're targeting.
Most of their their concern and end in.
If it exists.
And -- is defined as some logic and but you know they're talking about it seconds stimulus package.
Charles right now.
Because we might get to 10% unemployment the Carter recession we were over 10% of -- unemployment and what -- Reagan -- cut taxes.
And we got out of recession and a relatively short period of time that's what they ought to be doing is cutting taxes for the small business people so they they can afford.
-- -- market based solution is the only way to go.
Also Tom talk a little bit about the dangers is all of opening this pandora's box -- -- once we go down this route of taxing.
At some point because of how expensive this is going to be shouldn't everyone be afraid that they're gonna pay taxes -- higher taxes.
Absolutely I mean you start with the energy tax that.
That that they want to impose upon all of us whenever you flip that switch you're gonna pay higher taxes on energy.
Yet you're talking about higher taxes that was -- down to everyone of us and -- this so called Health Care Reform.
They're gonna have to have higher taxes for their bigger government that act the ban health care and and energy.
There already east and their appropriations bills increasing.
Spending in appropriations by anywhere from 25 to 30%.
-- -- We we were criticized for her first ad spending like drunken sailor sailors and they -- this is a whole ship a drunken sailors site I gotta -- -- It and the American people about pay for and most importantly they're gonna pay it forward through a lower quality of -- And lower standard of living and and I deepen the economy.
Tom speaking -- criticism the Republicans are also being criticized right now as the party of no.
We've got less than a minute but outside of cutting taxes is there anything else an alternative plan.
The Republicans in the house and in the senate have -- -- offered alternatives.
That the Democrats have done they have an alternative health care plan.
That they had before they the majority even wrote there's.
They had -- they have.
And -- alternative energy plan they had alternative stimulus package they've had alternatives to everything unfortunately.
The national media refuses to report on on what they Republicans.
Says tonight and an even if they did offer alternatives of course should stand up and say no to this insanity.
That's going on in Washington right now -- thank you very much.
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