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As we told the Kossacks:

A lot of folks in Washington like to pretend there are mythical union people out there somewhere savoring the fruits of their lavish health plans, perhaps by enjoying a free massage while Deepak Chopra whispers meditation instructions in their ear. Meanwhile everybody else get only the care they bought fair and square. That’s the American way, right? But the fact is that most people in these so-called “Cadillac plans” are in them because they or their fellow employees are sicker than average, or because of other factors they can’t change. Taxing them for that is immoral and wrong. It’s a way to pay for health reform without taxing the wealthy, as the House has proposed to do, by placing the burden somewhat randomly on middle-class people instead.

That’s why the tax has to be stopped.

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