View Poll Results: Would you support a single-payer system funded by raising taxes on the very wealthy.

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  • Yes, it would be good and they can afford it.

    12 27.91%
  • No, I don't feel it would be good or fair.

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    Re: Single payer system funded by raising taxes on the richest 1%.

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    EVERYONE must contribute, but there must be skilled "overseeage" to prevent waste and fraud...and it must be a lot better than I have seen in the private sector..
    The wealthy can afford it and I will not protect them as so many here have...
    I'd say that we have no shortages of Scrooges...
    If you are so worthy of judging who is 'capable' of funding this, then how about you sign over your paycheck every week? After all, you are capable of paying for the low income people too. They think YOU are rich, so they declare what you have as theirs.....

    No one is 'protecting' them, they should be treated just the same as anyone else. Don't want to discriminate, now do you?
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    Re: Single payer system funded by raising taxes on the richest 1%.

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Notice "all."
    Just checking.
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    Re: Single payer system funded by raising taxes on the richest 1%.

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    EVERYONE must contribute, but there must be skilled "overseeage" to prevent waste and fraud...and it must be a lot better than I have seen in the private sector..
    The wealthy can afford it and I will not protect them as so many here have...
    I'd say that we have no shortages of Scrooges...
    So you would prefer opening up VA care for all?
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    Re: Single payer system funded by raising taxes on the richest 1%.

    I am all for it, if we ALL pay into it.
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    So you would prefer opening up VA care for all?
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    Re: Single payer system funded by raising taxes on the richest 1%.

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I am all for it, if we ALL pay into it.
    Just like we "all" pay Medicare/Social Security or just like we "all" pay federal income tax?
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    Re: Single payer system funded by raising taxes on the richest 1%.

    How do you suggest we fund our healthcare system?
    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Just like we "all" pay Medicare/Social Security or just like we "all" pay federal income tax?
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    Re: Single payer system funded by raising taxes on the richest 1%.

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    How do you suggest we fund our healthcare system?
    Like we fund our food, clothing and housing systems. Some folks must pay for it out of pocket plus pay taxes, some folks must pay for it out of pocket but without paying taxes and some folks get it subsidized by the gov't. But, just like these other systems, citizens get a fixed amount of subsidy applied to their account (e.g. EBT card or rent voucher) and the private providers charge market rates to all.

    EDIT: Now that I have answered your question, why don't you tell us how you would fund it?
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    Re: Single payer system funded by raising taxes on the richest 1%.

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    This has been very lopsided so far with no representation from progressives/liberals. That's very puzzling because I know many of them want single-payer systems AND think the rich and corporations need to pay more taxes. Maybe there would have been a better response from the left had I made it an anonymous poll.
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    Re: Single payer system funded by raising taxes on the richest 1%.

    And the reality is that we dont need to tax the rich.

    25% of the spending of Medicare alone would pay for all Americans.

    So its more like removing the profits of the rich to pay for it.

    VA gone
    Tri care gone
    medicaid gone
    all health insurance gone
    Healthcare firms on Wall Street gone
    All employers totally irrelivant to HC. no payments, no influence.
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    Re: Single payer system funded by raising taxes on the richest 1%.

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    No argument from me.
    For some reason, not many liberals are as honest as you about admitting you want free healthcare paid for by taxing the wealthy. That's too bad.

    To liberals too embarrassed about how they feel about their desire to take from the rich and give to themselves that they should have a long heart to heart come-to-Jesus meeting with their conscience. It's really sad to go through live supporting and espousing things that embarrass you.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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