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

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

    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.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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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.
    HELL NO....

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

    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.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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

    I am all for a one payer system, but I do think we should all contribute to our own healthcare.
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    Re: Single payer system funded by raising taxes on the richest 1%.

    Absolutely not. I have morals, a conscience, and I know what theft is.

    This would be nothing but legalized theft, a money-grab, and an act of jealousy from bottom-scraping have-nots.

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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.
    Taxing corporations is the same as levying a new tax on the consumer. Take the direct route, and let everybody know what they are paying for rather then trying to hide it.

    Just an idea.... an expanded Medicare/Medicaid program, for those who VOLUNTARILY want the government to handle their health care. Just for number's sake, they pay a 20% income tax for that privilege. Those who opt out of the government provided plan pay a 2% income tax to help support those who cannot afford their premiums.

    Clear and to the point, rather than taxing someone just because they have the audacity to earn more then someone else.
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    Re: Single payer system funded by raising taxes on the richest 1%.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Absolutely not. I have morals, a conscience, and I know what theft is.

    This would be nothing but legalized theft, a money-grab, and an act of jealousy from bottom-scraping have-nots.
    That might explain why liberals seem to be pleading the 5th on this.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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

    What are you talking about? You have convienced yourself anyone that does not agree with you is evil and just wants to take rich people's money. There are very few and if any were here I am sure they would be happy to tell you about it. I seriously doubt they are afraid to pipe up.
    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    That might explain why liberals seem to be pleading the 5th on this.
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    Re: Single payer system funded by raising taxes on the richest 1%.

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    That might explain why liberals seem to be pleading the 5th on this.
    Oh, give it time. Soon you'll see some on here who will support distribution, say that it's the rich's "responsibility", and attempt to punish success to suit their own personal goals.

    It boils down to envy. The "rich" do something that they can never do, it pisses them off, and "soaking" them is their version of payback.

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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.
    I have no problem with a single payer system--just as long as everybody contributes to the funding of the system in some way, even if it is nominal on a sliding scale basis.

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