Comments for: New Year brings tax increases to pay for health care law

Posted Jan. 02, 2013, at 10:12 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The tax man is coming in 2013. And he’s wearing surgical scrubs and has a stethoscope around his neck. Five new tax increases take effect on Jan. 1 to help pay for the nation’s health care overhaul. New provisions of the Affordable Care Act require affluent taxpayers to …

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  • Guest

    New provisions of the Affordable Care Act require affluent taxpayers to pay more for Medicare and, for the first time, have their investment income subject to Medicare taxes as well

    $$$$$$
    It’s good and it’s about time!

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. Income is income. It’s not fair to give preferential treatment to those who simply invest and then have those who are actually working pay much higher taxes.

      • Ryan

        I wonder where the money came from that the “affluent” invest? :)

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