Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Bill for the Wealthy

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Bill for the Wealthy

Article excerpt

Sen. Pat Toomey's position on the health care bill he helped write doesn't pass the smell test. On "Face the Nation" he spoke about allowing the insurance market competition to bring down insurance costs.

What he doesn't tell you is that insurance costs were going up by double digits long before Obamacare was passed. These companies are interested in only one thing: maximizing profits. Look for merger after merger in the insurance industry, which will lessen competition and increase costs.

He spoke of the tax cuts being a good thing. Good for whom? Almost all the tax cuts will go to the wealthiest people in the country. These people, better referred to as the top 1 percent, don't need a tax cut.

Corporations have been suppressing working-class wages for three decades and passing on these profits,which should have been shared with their workers, to the investor class and the rich. …

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