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  •  what this doc would like to see (6+ / 0-)

    An income tax to pay for health care. A REAL income tax, a straight percentage of income, or perhaps a graduated percentage as in our current system, but a tax for which there would be no wiggle room. Individuals and corporations alike would pay for it, but you could have corporations pay at a higher rate, perhaps. (The advantage to the corporations? They no longer have to pay for insurance for their employees.)

    This way, if you make nothing, you pay nothing extra and you're still insured. Not sure it could get much fairer than this IMHO.

    We drew our heavy revolvers (suddenly in the dream there were revolvers) and exultantly killed the gods. -- Jorge Luis Borges, Ragnarok

    by Hobbitfoot on Sun May 04, 2008 at 08:13:54 AM PDT

    •  Fine (2+ / 0-)
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      Hobbitfoot, Pris from LA

      but unearned income should also be taxed.

      Democrats give you the Bill of Rights; Republicans sell you a bill of goods!

      by barbwires on Sun May 04, 2008 at 09:00:55 AM PDT

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    •  Totally agree! (0+ / 0-)

      Why are corporations(except for the obvious Insurance Co.'s) not jumping at this?  They should be the first people pounding on the door for Single Payer to happen.  

      I have to deal with Ins. Co's just a very little bit in one part of my job, and I hate it.  Everything about it is a hassle and a stress.  I can't even imagine being at the corporate level and having to deal with them for 1200 employees.  To get out from under that hassle and expense in time and effort would be so beneficial to the bottom line, that I just don't understand why they aren't out in front on this.

      And an income tax would be SO EASY to implement!

      When England went to NHS, many people complained about it and the leaders just said Tough, this is what we are doing.  What I wouldn't do to see someone do that here...

      "It is not depravity that afflicts the human race so much as a general lack of intelligence."--Agnes Repplier

      by faction on Sun May 04, 2008 at 03:40:15 PM PDT

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