Friday, June 26, 2009

Unfair Proposed Taxation of Heath Care Benefits

You may know that there is a current push in Congress to tax employer provided health care benefits in order to help pay for reform of the health care system. A new wrinkle has now appeared. Congress is now considering limiting the proposed tax to non-union health care plans only. In short, health care benefits negotiated by labor unions under collective bargaining agreements may escape entirely any taxation that is imposed ultimately. Is this fair? Hardly. Does it help perpetuate class warfare and inappropriate government favoritism toward unions? You bet.

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