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  •  Because everyone gets sick (4+ / 0-)

    That person who you don't want getting healthcare paid by "your taxes" as if he doesn't pay taxes himself, has TB and works in a restaurant. He can't take off to recover, he needs the money. He can't pay a doctor for the meds or even the visit. Want him spreading TB around? That elderly woman who paid taxes all her life-should she just die? And should poor pregnant woman just abort?-you won't pay for that either. Those poor kids will grow up to serve in the Army that protects your selfish ass when you are too old to go-wouldn't you rather they be healthy?

    This is why libertarianism stinks and doesn't apply to the real world. People live in groups and suffer in groups. What is government for if not to provide for the general welfare, and that welfare being health. We can do better than Cuba. We can afford it. We should have it.

    A Crushie for Democracy

    by CarolDuhart on Thu Aug 16, 2007 at 09:26:45 AM PDT

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    •  please be specific (1+ / 0-)
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      how much should tax rates go up to provide the wonderful socialist healthcare system that you envision? france taxes income at 61 percent ... is that what you'd be satisfied with?

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