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Bridget Johnson


April 15, 2013 - 6:34 am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) giant tower of ObamaCare regulations has been carefully wheeled by aides around the Hill for press conferences and photo ops, and even appeared alongside McConnell at CPAC.

Today, the stack of regs tied prettily with red bows was on loaner to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) for his tax day video.

Last week, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) indicated to reporters that the chamber’s GOP “have kind of got their mojo back” and would be concentrating on reforming the tax code. “This is a key issue all Republicans believe in – making the government smaller, making the economy stronger and letting people keep more of what they earn,” McCarthy said.

Boehner used the red-tape tower to highlight that ObamaCare added 21 new taxes hikes totaling more than $1 trillion.

“It’s 20,000 pages high, seven feet tall, and includes all of the regulations generated by the president’s health care law,” Boehner said. “Now take a good look. Now picture this: FOUR of these. Our tax code is four million words long. Add to that the regulations, explanations, annotations, and more, and there are 74,000 pages.”

“And just like ObamaCare, our tax code is a headache for families and workers, and it’s a nightmare for small business owners,” the Speaker added. “That’s why Republicans want to fix it.”

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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Oh how effective a visual like that could be for somebody who was the least bit effectual. Boehner just isn't.
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Must add to these figures cost of 'immigration reform,' too.
From 4/15/20132
1)2012Washington collected $2.4 trillion in taxes
2)This equals more than $20,000 for every household in the USA.
3)Washington spent more than $3.5 trillion
4)This equals to more than $30,000 per US household
5)Total increase to national debt of $1.1 trillion.
Breakdown of 2012 spending:
23% for Medicare, Medicaid and other health care
22% for Social Security
19% for National Defense
19% Income Security, Veterans Benefits
6% Net Interest
3% Transportation
1% K-12 Education
7 % All other spending
From Taxpayer Advocate there is this data:
1)Cost to taxpayer for Tax Code (2010) compliance was $168 billion
2)This exceeds Obama’s fiscal 2013 tax hikes
3)Is two times the size of ‘2013 sequestration’
4)6.1 billion hours for each household to comply, or 51 hours/household
5)This equals 6 full time days per household to comply.
6)The $168 billion compliance cost is over and above the $3.5 trillion in Washington spending,i.e.,must add to government spending..
2013 – 13 new tax increases hit every American household (H&R Block and Turbotax)
45% (almost half) of all Washington DC spending was
directed towards Social Security and health care entitlements.
(for more on this matter go to
roughly 10% fraud is embedded in this total now, immigration reform, too.
2014 – New tax increases will appear from both “Fiscal
Cliff Deal” AND Obamacare. And the “beat goes on.” How long can American households survive keeping on feeding We The Elite People of culture of corruption in all of Washington DC and their profligate ways? Sheple, wake-up!!! Tea Party, arise! Pray. Amen. Collapse is just over the horizon.
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