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1 Skip Intro  Feb 14, 2015 8:38:59am

And when you’re done contemplating this, go check out the rise of “concierge” medicine. Just do a search on MDVIP.

Like your doctor? Like your doctor enough to pay $1800 a year just to be able to remain a patient? Oh, you’ll just find another doctor? Not in my area, because few of them are accepting new patients.

2 calochortus  Feb 14, 2015 5:07:30pm

Speaking as someone whose household income has varied widely over the years, progressive tax rates are a wonderful thing. We’ve paid more taxes when we could afford to, less when we couldn’t.

I can’t imagine how taxing consumption will increase said consumption, which last I looked was a pretty hefty percentage of our economy. Never mind the unfairness of making the poor pay a higher percentage of their income on taxes than the rich.

3 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 14, 2015 7:12:22pm

Because shit like this worked so well in Kansas.

These people never fucking learn do they?

4 Romantic Heretic  Feb 14, 2015 8:02:23pm

re: #3 Eclectic Cyborg

It isn’t that the idea failed. It’s that the idea wasn’t properly implemented.

One day we’ll get it right. Then life will be perfect and wonderful forever.

Well except for the poor but those sinners don’t count.

5 Rocky-in-Connecticut  Feb 15, 2015 6:35:44am

and white voters continue to overwhelmingly vote Republicans into office year after year. They are getting what they deserve, I guess.

Fear and xenophobia are indeed effective election tools. Trickle Down voodoo theory combined with this newly invented evangelical religion during the last 40 years means this toxic mixture of economic war waged on the middle class and poor with official religious sanction will continue.


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