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Obama Could Tax Health Care

Hey, John McCain, remember that time Obama ran a bunch of ads right before the election bashing you for threatening to tax health care benefits? Well, good news, he's finally come around! In a dramatic reversal from his campaign position, the Obama team is quietly signaling to lawmakers that it would not oppose taxing some health benefits en route to a major overhaul of the system. Having once described the plan as “the largest middle-class tax increase in history," Obama could find it a tough sell among fellow Democrats. Republicans might not want to play along without the president's vocal support, if only for the satisfaction of hearing him say he was wrong. Of course, his is all little comfort to McCain as he mouths the words to his State of the Union address in front of the bathroom mirror every morning.