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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Days View Post
    Sorry, I tried to make it a yes or no, but I messed it up. I bet not all of them would. There are many super rich movie stars who are Democrats.
    It doesn't matter which party one identifies with. If something is taken from you by force and under coercion, you miss it.

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmckinney View Post
    You want to force me to pay thousands of dollars for some other person's health-care because they didn't buy their own?
    What do you mean, "because they didn't buy their own"? That wasn't part of the discussion. If we all paid a percentage of our income then we could work together and provide healthcare for everyone. If someone is sick then they need to be able to see a doctor to get well. We are a civilized nation, not a bunch of selfish gits who don't care about our fellow countrymen, aren't we?

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Days View Post
    What about if everyone paid 5%? I'm pretty sure my insurance costs me and my employer more than that now?
    That will never happen. We have a progressive tax system, and a severe case of class envy in a large portion of our population, with politicians who will readily take advantage of that for their own gains.

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It doesn't matter which party one identifies with. If something is taken from you by force and under coercion, you miss it.
    Not necessarily. I would be one of those who would be taxed the extra 5% and I think it would be worth it.

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Days View Post
    If we all paid a percentage of our income then we could work together and provide healthcare for everyone.
    Have you any idea how many people don't have an income that does not come from government charity, which taxpayers already pay?

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Oh, no. The Democrats, especially the Hollyweirders, are the stingiest of all. They give their pennies serial numbers.
    That is so untrue. You always hear of Hollywood stars who leave 100% tips and stuff like that. Maybe it's just the not so well offs who feel the need to hold on to every penny? Has anyone thought of that?

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Days View Post
    Not necessarily. I would be one of those who would be taxed the extra 5% and I think it would be worth it.
    The feds are always happy to take extra donations.

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Days View Post
    I think you deliberately misunderstood I meant an extra 5% to pay for healthcare.

    I don't believe they would. I think it would be worth it.
    So this is about if they would mind paying 5% more than they are now?


    If they were paying 40%, would they mind paying 45% instead?
    If they were paying 45%, would they mind paying 50% instead?
    If they were paying 50%, would they mind paying 55% instead?
    etc etc



    It adds up.

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Days View Post
    That is so untrue.
    What makes that untrue? Have you observed very many rich people and poor people on an up-close and personal basis?

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    Re: Would the rich miss 5%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    So this is about if they would mind paying 5% more than they are now?


    If they were paying 40%, would they mind paying 45% instead?
    If they were paying 45%, would they mind paying 50% instead?
    If they were paying 50%, would they mind paying 55% instead?
    etc etc



    It adds up.
    So what is the alternative? At this point you are just letting the insurance companies get rich. Would you prefer to let people stay sick with no option to see a doctor?

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