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  •  Import Health Care Tariff (0+ / 0-)

    One of the reasons that imports are cheaper is because foreign manufacturers are not saddled with health care costs.

    Always remember, GM was bankrupted by health care!!

    The USA needs a tariff to pay for health care in order to level the playing field.

    This would be likes Frances plan to have an import tax on carbon. It is foolish for the people of France to work on CO2 reduction only to import products that are even worse in CO2 production!!

    So actually the US needs to calculate an imputed tax for the health care cost on goods and go a step further with a CO2 tax!!

    Former Republican, voted for Obama, tri-national (British, Irish, EU Citizen also US) card carrying member of New Labour, that works in The City.

    by Libertarian Friend on Mon Sep 14, 2009 at 03:57:08 AM PDT

    •  let see germany still bigest exporter (0+ / 0-)

      in the world and it has a universal health care system  oh and 30 day's payed vacation and still most education for free. yeah it is a nasty socialistic world out there, when you listen to fox, that is

      •  Yeah but we're number one (1+ / 0-)
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        In stupidity that is.  Here we are 100 years later and still we can't agree on a rational solution to health care.

        Kent Conrad is chasing a white rabbit named Harvey (don't let him co-opt real reform).

        by noofsh on Mon Sep 14, 2009 at 04:11:58 AM PDT

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      •  good points. (0+ / 0-)

        maybe thats why i moved here. ill take Germany over the US any day these days. life is a lot more hospitable here than in the states.

        Welcome to the empire. now run away if you can... life is not a dress rehearsal

        by johnfire on Mon Sep 14, 2009 at 05:50:39 AM PDT

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