There are certainly differences between Democrats and Republicans and the philosophies they espouse. For example, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico makes many Republicans more likely to support offshore oil drilling.
But instead of deliniating the differences between herself and Bob Etheridge, the Renee Ellmers campaign is running a lie factory out of Dunn.
Rob Schofield recently debunked her absurd claim that President Obama is giving away cell phones to welfare recipients.
Now Ellmers makes this claim:
Under Obamacare there’s the new tax on health Insurance benefits. That’s right, you pay a tax (of 40%) if you receive health insurance benefits worth more than $10,200. Everyone pays the new tax with one exception: Union members. They’re exempt from the tax until their benefits exceed $27,500.
So, now, we have two tax codes. One for union members. And another for everyone else.
Huh? There is a high cost health plan tax that was originally dreamed up by Republican administrations. The tax is introduced in 2018 on plans valued at more than $10,200 for an individual or $27,500 for families. The threshold is indexed to inflation.
Union members are not exempted from the policy. The difference in the thresholds is the difference between self-only and family coverage.
I hope the Ellmers campaign will tell us a bit about her philosophy. She might want to write more than two sentences on her tax policy. Or she could give us more than three sentences on how the nation should fight terrorism.
Instead of pure misinformation, perhaps she could share a little insight.