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Old April 22nd, 2010, 02:08 AM   #1
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A Question of Tax?

If we boil down the debate on Obama's HCRs, is it a matter of paying more tax for everyone?
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 02:15 AM   #2
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I didn't express that very well. What I mean is, are both of the opposing sides agreed that the main disagreement is about how many tax dollars it will take to fund it? Some of the arguments in the international press say that people are concerned about the new system encouraging euthenasia for example. Is this a real issue, or just a ploy?
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 05:03 AM   #3
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That is just a ploy. There will be no euthanasia from the HCR law. But yes, taxes are bound to go up, and that wold have happened without the HCR bill. It is due to the economic catastrophe that we are dealing with and trying to recover from.
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Old May 1st, 2010, 09:13 AM   #4
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That is just a ploy. There will be no euthanasia from the HCR law. But yes, taxes are bound to go up, and that wold have happened without the HCR bill. It is due to the economic catastrophe that we are dealing with and trying to recover from.
Or it's due to Obama's free handouts.
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Or it's due to Obama's free handouts.


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I didn't express that very well. What I mean is, are both of the opposing sides agreed that the main disagreement is about how many tax dollars it will take to fund it? Some of the arguments in the international press say that people are concerned about the new system encouraging euthenasia for example. Is this a real issue, or just a ploy?


I think some in the international press make a personal sport of creating the impression that the average American is retarded. The whole "death panel" and "euthanasia" hoopla is because there was one little clause that permitted a doctor to be reimbursed if he discussed "end of life treatment and care," meaning comfort care or hospice.



You'd think we were advocating turning grandma into soylent green...
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Stimulus package upon stimulus package.
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That's bunk borden. The stimulus package was an absolute necessity, and both parties know it. Why don't you?
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That's bunk borden. The stimulus package was an absolute necessity, and both parties know it. Why don't you?
Which one are you referring to? There have been plenty of stimulus packages. One of the most noted failure was the Cash for Clunkers program. It failed to stimulate the automotive industry beyond the program. The government, essentially, wasted our tax dollars for something that did absolutely nothing for the economy.
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Which one are you referring to? There have been plenty of stimulus packages. One of the most noted failure was the Cash for Clunkers program. It failed to stimulate the automotive industry beyond the program. The government, essentially, wasted our tax dollars for something that did absolutely nothing for the economy.




Cash for Clunkers put 700,000 new cars on the road each averaging AT LEAST 9 mpg more than the clunker they replaced.



That's 6,300,000 more miles for each vehicle-gallon and it will continue for as long as those cars are in operation.



Those benefits are in addition to all the jobs created in the auto industry, at car dealers, repair shops etc.



It was a wise move. Pity we didn't invest $30bn instead of only $3bn.
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