Night Strike wrote: PLAYER57832 wrote: Night Strike 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.
Uh, no. The primary reasons for rising cost is demand and need for profit. People will pay whatever they have to.. and so medical companies can charge what they wish, with few limits.
Also, a lot of those "excess taxes" you refer to support the research and development that ALLOW these companies to produce their products.. but it is done without recognition, by law. By law any patents, a lot of credit has to go to private corporations, though the research is done by the government.
On a related note, some pretty well known photographers took photos while on boats where I worked. They were contract, sometimes volunteers and got large sums, plus photo recognition for their published photos. Those working for the government got their basic pay, no mention. IF there was a mention, it was something like "ohoto courtesy of [government agency].
You have a LOT of distorted ideas about the government and how it works. Government SERVES us. Companies work for themselves.. solely. Government absolutely can be abusive, but abuse and claiming that any payment to and by the government is waste are two different things. Unless and until you actually pay attention to that difference, most of what you say will continue to be garbage.
You cannot make truth from garbage, no matter how much you try to repeat it.
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?[/quote]
No. I am not. Nor is that the question. Stop trying to pretend that anyone not wanting to utterly GUT the government and all it does is somehow wanting to just increase taxes and waste.
You know something, it was not so long ago that words like yours would have you investigated for treasonous activity.. you might just think about that. amongst all your whining about "liberal" takeovers.