“‘Obamacare Surcharge’ Could Go National, Business Federation Warns”
Darleen wrote earlier on the moves being made by a Florida businessman. Well, it seems that might be catching on nationally. CNS News:
The five percent “Obamacare surcharge” levied by a Florida restaurant chain boss could catch on nationally, a spokesman for the 350,000 member National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) says.
NFIB spokesman Kevan Chapman tells “The Right Views” that it just might:
“Clearly, you are seeing what real people are doing with costly situations. This is no different than the airline carriers adding a bag fee or noting the TSA extra expense.
“I suspect this Denny’s owner wants his customers to understand why their costs are going up and what they must do to handle the cost increase.
“Frankly, they are just being honest with the customer. It’s possible you may see more of this as employers begin major preparation for the law.”
Ideally, this tactic would — and should — start a movement by private businesses to produce itemized receipts on everything, followed by a push to end tax federal tax withholdings from paychecks so that each quarter those charged with paying federal income tax — which in now roughly half of the population, whose taxes go to subsidize the other half, after the government has taken it’s cut (or, if you prefer, “whet its beak,” to borrow an old mob term) — will have to save up and then write a check to the federal government.
If people could see just how much they are actually paying into this Leviathan, and how completely inefficient it is at using their money, this could be a game changer in the sense that outrage over having to subsidize both a prodigal government and those who can simply vote themselves the fruits of your labor, will create just the kind of transparent and vocal rift that could signal to lawmakers that the productive class has finally caught on.
And that’s when the fun would begin. Because if the left wants to create this kind of majoritarian police state, they’d have to do it out in the open. Which may or may not end well for them.