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.

    31 72.09%
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    Re: Single payer system funded by raising taxes on the richest 1%.

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    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. When I was working, maybe another 1% would not hurt (from $32K) They think YOU are rich, so they declare what you have as theirs.....How do you know what "they" think..

    No one is 'protecting' them, they should be treated just the same as anyone else. Don't want to discriminate, now do you?
    It takes NOT anything extraordinary...Two million is such an obvious threshold....and we are talking about....what.....2 or 3 % of a rich man's "pay" .

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    So you would prefer opening up VA care for all?

    It is worthy of intelligent discussion.

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

    HR 676 / S 703 .. right there in your face Mr. Obama when you opted for a corporatist plan instead.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    It takes NOT anything extraordinary...Two million is such an obvious threshold....and we are talking about....what.....2 or 3 % of a rich man's "pay" .
    How easy it is to spend someone else's income, yes?

    So you judge that 1% of your income would be doable to help those who could not afford health insurance. The 1% across the board it would be.

    Again, who are you to judge what another's person's needs are? Who are you to judge what is rich, and the right to confiscate that money any differently then what everybody else pays?

    Your 1% equals $320 dollars, not enough to pay one months premium for one person. 1% of 2M is $20,000, enough to pay two to three people's ANNUAL premium.

    Your generosity is astounding.
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    Re: Single payer system funded by raising taxes on the richest 1%.

    The VA is a great system with some of the highest benchmarks in the industry.
    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    It is worthy of intelligent discussion.
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    Re: Single payer system funded by raising taxes on the richest 1%.

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    Would you support a single-payer system funded by raising capital gains taxes, corporate taxes and taxes on incomes over 2 million dollars a year? This would essentially mean free basic healthcare for Americans but at the cost of tax hikes on corporations and very wealthy people.
    Sorry, wouldn't be enough to support the system. You'd have to take everything they made. Besides, just because you make 2 million a year doesn't mean you don't spend back that 2 million, especially if you're talking about corps.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    The VA is a great system with some of the highest benchmarks in the industry.
    The VA hospital here (part of OHSU) is one of the best in the country, but I've seen a whole lot of real stinkers in the system.

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

    After Obamacare fails, single payer is the only sane option left.

    It was the road Obama should have taken all along.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAsCoal View Post
    After Obamacare fails, single payer is the only sane option left.

    It was the road Obama should have taken all along.
    I don't think so. Prior to the ACA 80% of Americans were happy or at least satisified with their insurance and healthcare. Common sense tells me you don't destroy what 80% of the people are happy with. You work something else out for the remaining 20% and leave the 80% alone. I would have rather seen a VA style health care system set up for them.

    It is always best in my book to go straight to the problem, the problem of getting those who do not have health insurance their coverage. No need to mess with those who already have 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.
    Are you implying that progressives and liberals can only be honest when answering on secret ballots?

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