Actually, I think this portion of the debate made me feel pretty bad about myself. I hate when people assume it is no big deal for the middle class to shell out an extra hundred or two a month for things. I am choosing between dinner and gas at this point. Coming up with any more money a month is a scary scary thought for me and I am, or at least I thought I was middle class.
Someone asked me to run to the store and grab them a six dollar item the other day and I did it, but only because I was to ashamed too acknowledge how much that six bucks meant to me getting through the week. Meanwhile I decided to skip eating that day in order to save a little, "just in case," money.
Anyway, I do have insurance (thank goodness, went without for a long time),through my job that I contribute $100 a month for. It hurts, and it is really really horrible. I don't even go to the doctor because the copay is so painful and then I always get a bill for something they won't pay for anyway.
So this middle class person can not understand how anyone can suggest that I go out and get my own healthcare and hey, they will give me a tax incentive. I don't have the money for that!!!