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Old November 18th, 2012, 10:47 AM   #48 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by A.Nonymous View Post
Why won't companies just take the hit on the bottom line like they're supposed to? It makes no sense.
Because they don't have to. They can just side step it and delegate the costs down to the employees by cutting hours and consumers by raising prices.

That's why you can never truly tax the top 10%. You only really tax the rest indirectly.

Originally Posted by ElasticNinja View Post
and we have a life expectancy far better than America's, despite smoking and drinking much more.
...and that has absolutely nothing to do with Europeans typically having a much better diet than Americans does it?

Originally Posted by ElasticNinja View Post
Running a loss mean not enough taxation. Not relevant to the efficiency of the service!
Unfortunately increasing taxes can have an inverse relationship with productivity. Raise taxes too much, productivity goes way down. Ever hear of the Laffer Curve?

Productivity down = inefficiency.

Originally Posted by ElasticNinja View Post
A well regulated, mandatory 3rd party payer system would be a lot more efficient than the current system.
That's just it, does the government have the right to force people to buy anything? Am I the only person who that seems completely oppressive to?

Not to mention that it is directly in violation of several commerce clauses and the tenth amendment of the US Constitution. But when was the last time that stopped any politician?

Whether or not people are healthy (whether or not their state of unhealth is self imposed or not) should not be the governments concern.
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