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re: FCC Considering Banning Broadcasters From Saying Redskins - Taxing Authority
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re: The Good People of Switzerland have said no to government healthcare - Taxing Authority
[quote]A cultural choice? [/quote]did I misspell it? [quote]Come on, man.[/quote]Where we goin'? [quote]It's a choice between living and dying, it's pretty universal.[/quote]Our wants are always infinite. That doesn't imply much. If I offered a free 1-lb gold bar very few wouldn't take it. T...


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re: 65% Estate Tax Proposal - Taxing Authority
[quote]By percentage it's the same. [/quote]By percentage relative to federal revenues, it's 5x higher. [quote]Why do you insist on measuring by dollars? [/quote]Dollars are how we measure economic value, isn't it? You seem to be saying (and pardon if I'm misconstruing) that percentage of one's ...


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re: The Good People of Switzerland have said no to government healthcare - Taxing Authority
[quote]Sounds good, let's do it. [/quote]:cheers: [quote]the insured is back at the table with zero negotiating power. It's a piss-poor market all around when one side has all the power, isn't it? [/quote]Aye. But the insured signed up for that when they agreed for the insurance company to act on...


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re: The Good People of Switzerland have said no to government healthcare - Taxing Authority
[quote]You're getting into ethical territory here that's not necessary.[/quote]Wasn't intended to a comment on ethics. It was aimed at noting there is very little to limit demand. [quote]A commodity market must be free, but the health care provider-recipient relationship is anything but free.[/q...


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re: The Good People of Switzerland have said no to government healthcare - Taxing Authority
[quote]The desire to stay alive. You know, the one desire that trumps all others at all times. [/quote]Ok. I think your close. To me, what differentiates medical care from a common commodity, is that a consumer can demand - and receive care without paying for it. [quote]We are only back to wher...


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re: 65% Estate Tax Proposal - Taxing Authority
[quote]If you don't see the difference then you're just an a-hole. [/quote]Hey! Thanks for the reasoned, rational and most all highly intellectual argument :cool: Quick question... Do you consider the grocer... That sell his food at the se price... Whether his customer is rich or poor cruel? W...


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re: 65% Estate Tax Proposal - Taxing Authority
[quote]At our current level of spending, everyone would be on the hook for, what, $15k? [/quote]Right at $12k this year if we take total population. Leaving a family of 4 with a tax bill of right at $48k. Ridiculous, isn't it? If we limited it to working households (~135 million), the bill would ...


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re: The Good People of Switzerland have said no to government healthcare - Taxing Authority
[quote]It's not a commodity because you can't decide when to buy what type of health care, or how much to buy.[/quote]We're back to where we started, who is forcing people to take healthcare? [quote]Insurance attempts to solve this problem. [/quote]False. You're describing a time shift. That is w...


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re: The Good People of Switzerland have said no to government healthcare - Taxing Authority
[quote]Expensive health care is life or death.[/quote]Then why do so many want cheaper healthcare? [quote]which should be evidenced by the fact that an entire industry (insurance) exists in an attempt to put a free market face on it.[/quote]False. Insurance exists for one reason. Because buyers b...


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re: 65% Estate Tax Proposal - Taxing Authority
[quote]Why do you think it is "more fair" for those who actually EARN and WORK FOR their money to have to face a heavy burden, rather than a bunch of trust fund brats who have already enjoyed and benefited those millions during their lifetimes -- despite not doing a damn f*cking thing to earn it.[/q...


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re: 65% Estate Tax Proposal - Taxing Authority
[quote]The part you aren't clear on is how much each person should have to pay[/quote](expenditures)/population. [quote]Do you not understand that, say, a $5k per person tax would be 50% of some people's income, and less than 1% of another's? [/quote]Ah. Yes. Now I understand what you're saying....


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re: 65% Estate Tax Proposal - Taxing Authority
[quote]SuperPACs? Campaign donations for favors? Last time I checked the middle class doesn't form superPACs [/quote]You're right. They don't. But they could if they wanted to. Thanks Citizens United! [quote]Because not everyone can pay the same amount in and if there was a 'flat' tax those who ...


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re: The Good People of Switzerland have said no to government healthcare - Taxing Authority
[quote]I'm trying to say that health care is not a typical good or service. [/quote]Hell no it's not! It's extremely valuable! [quote]No, I said that finding insurance that will cover an adequate proportion of cancer treatment so that your financial position wouldn't be ruined anyway is difficul...


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re: What or who do you think destroyed the Middle Class in America? - Taxing Authority
[quote]Please explain? [/quote]The idea that one has to be given a job vs. taking advantage of opportunities that one can do for themselves. I realize not possible in all cases, but I think many dismiss the idea. ...


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re: Bill Clinton: I Know Why American Incomes Are Stagnant - Taxing Authority
[quote]"One is the labor markets aren't tight enough, and we haven't raised the minimum wage as we should.[/quote]Wat?...


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re: 65% Estate Tax Proposal - Taxing Authority
[quote]Yes, the poor 1% who are defenseless when it comes to getting politicians elected. Really? That's what you're going with? [/quote]Yes. Last I checked they don't get any more votes than the rest of us. [quote]So taxing people at a higher rate because they make more money is being greedy?[/...


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re: The Good People of Switzerland have said no to government healthcare - Taxing Authority
[quote]Oh, right, there is always the "just die" option. [/quote]Yes. Do you think that government (or anyone else) will supply everything you want? [quote]Just keep acting like shopping for cancer treatment (or shopping for insurance that will even come close to helping you maintain your financ...


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re: 65% Estate Tax Proposal - Taxing Authority
[quote]So what are you advocating for, then? [/quote]I'm sorry if it was unclear. Take the budget and divide it evenly amongst the citizenry. I didn't think it was too complex. [quote]It's the same old shite with you, you make some seemingly strong statements, and then backtrack the whole way as ...


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re: More from your next POTUS, the good Dr. Ben Carson - Taxing Authority
[quote]As for the quote in question I could honestly care less. He doesn't say it's going to happen just that a possibility is there, which there is. A large one, no at all, but a slim one none the less.[/quote]more than one democrat said the same thing in 2007. Unsurprisingly, they weren't mocked f...


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