Yet another NJ State tax, this one on nursing homes
Paul Mulshine writes that Rationality is rationed in health care debate: “As of this month, the residents of private-pay nursing homes in this state are being hit with a hefty tax to fund the care of nursing home residents on Medicaid”
The state had to tax Korn and others like him or we would lose about $95 million annually in Medicaid funds. We can’t afford to lose that $95 million. Even with it, New Jersey is being shortchanged. We get the least back percentage-wise on our tax dollars of any state.
The state was complicit in raising this tax. But you can hardly blame Democrats for raising a tax. That’s why Democrats exist. And at least the bleeding-heart liberals are willing to raise taxes to pay for their emotional excesses. You can’t say that for the bleeding-heart conservatives. Their hearts may bleed for the TV cameras inside the Beltway, but they pass the bill to local businessmen like Brian Cumiskey, owner of the nursing home where Korn is a patient. He had to collect tens of thousands of dollars in retroactive payments from his patients to send off to the taxman.
Here in NJ, they can and they will tax you to death. Go read Paul’s other article on the subject, The taxman never rests for further details.
On a lighter note, the Star-Ledger’s sending Paul to London to cover a different sort of burden to the taxpayer — Charles and Camilla’s wedding. I look forward to his report(s).