PLAYER57832 wrote:Night Strike wrote:PLAYER57832 wrote:Night Strike wrote:I've never understood how medical costs could go down when taxes are being added to the actual tools being used in treatments.
Yo will have to back that up with data.
but overall, taxes have very little to do with real medical costs.
The government is directly adding 2.3% to the cost of medical devices, which is in addition to any inflation and other normal market forces. How will health care costs go down when the government is forcing suppliers to pay more?
Among the reasons for medical pricing, taxes are pretty low on the list.
So it's ok to add direct taxes because the amount they increase prices is less than the amount other factors add to the price? Is this really how the liberal mind "works"?
By the way, some of those "other factors" are themselves higher taxes on personal income, corporate income, property, capital gains, etc.
PLAYER57832 wrote:jbrettlip wrote:I can't believe this thread has gone 289 pages of the same shit. Either you are a socialist or you understand economics. All of you could have made enough money to buy your own insurance had you only channeled this energy into something more productive.
Hmm.. because according to you economics dictates that there is plenty of work out there, plenty of people willing to pay a decent wage... and oh, yeah, who cares if we are stealing our children's future to support a fictitious growth model..
But you're ok with stealing our children's future to fund our current big-government entitlement state?