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Heavy 'marriage tax' in Obama health-care plan

Catholic World News - January 08, 2010

Under the health-care reform proposals pending before the US Congress, married couples could pay as much as $2,000 a year more than unmarried couples living together, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis. The “marriage tax” would apply to couples at or near the poverty level. If their individual incomes were low enough to qualify for subsidized care, they could suffer when their combined income took them out of the subsidized bracket. This "marriage tax" is present in both House and Senate versions of the legislation.

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  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Jan. 09, 2010 9:01 PM ET USA

    Further proof the culture of death-of sterile relationships -is advancing. At the same time that unmarried 'partners' are getting medical and other benefits, and gay 'marriage' is expanding the numbers of those partners, those in traditional, fruitful relationships are being punished by burdensome taxes. The Obama Nation is truly an abomination, as it is his administration's policies and personnel that are advancing these radical cultural changes.

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Jan. 08, 2010 5:57 PM ET USA

    Does this even bother the Catholic bishops?

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