Lori Ziganto’s latest article at RedState
When Nancy Pelosi uttered the ridiculous comment the other day that “being a woman will no longer be considered a pre-existing medical condition”, I chalked it up to simply being the further rantings of an out of touch Stepford Feminist, always walking in lockstep with some perceived victim mentality. I thought to myself “No, Speaker, being a woman was never a pre-existing condition. It is, however, awesome, even though you and your Feminist buddies have tried to diminish just how special it is, for years.”
Turns out, it wasn’t just her usual blathering. Instead, she was projecting, once again. You see, under the new Democrat health care bill, being a woman now does become a pre-existing condition, for which we are to be taxed punitively. The Democrat health care bill punishes women. For being women. It is also decidedly not For The Children ™.
Speaker Pelosi herself informed us that they’d have to pass the bill, so that we can see what’s in the bill. Well, now we can see it and there’s a little something called sexism showing up. The Mommy taxes, including the tampon tax (that’s right. A Ko-tax) is back. When such a tax was first proposed, it was back when people, you know, were allowed to see bills before they were passed. As such, a back-lash occurred and rightly so. The proposed tax was then amended to only be applied to Class II items that are at a price point of $100 or higher. That was still a major tax increase on a large number of items and procedures, but was more of a “hidden tax” on fewer people that would be passed on indirectly by their health care providers. Bad enough, yes.
But all that has changed yet again.
One of the shady deals made by the Democrats in order to garner votes for the bill was a reduction in the new excise tax on medical devices from 2.9 percent to 2.3 percent. However, this new tax will now be applied to more items. From HR 4872, Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, As Passed By The House: