Beware! Republicans want to raise taxes on the middle class. A lot. How?
By repealing Obamacare, a.k.a., the Affordable Care Act, thereby making health care much less affordable for Americans.
Obamacare will provide tax credits for those who want insurance, but can't afford to buy it on their own. $686 billion worth over 10 years. By contrast, well-to-do people who can afford health insurance, but refuse to buy it, would pay only $54 billion in shared responsbility penalties.
If you want to call those penalties a tax, as the Supreme Court did recently, fine. The net result of repealing Obamacare still would be a massive tax increase on the American people: $632 billion over ten years ($686 billion minus $54 billion).
Here are the visual facts, courtesy of Think Progress: