This has already been on Facebook and Michelle Lee has jumped in on my mini-rant and mademe decide it was blog worthy.
1. Who would you rather work for? Someone with a lot of money to pay you with or someone without any much money to pay you with?
2. If God HIMSELF only requires 10% why does the government take so much more?
3. And if you pay 10% of 2 million dollars in taxes isn't that by definition MORE than 10% of 20K dollars or 200K dollars?
4.And wouldn't you rather have your healthcare run by an entity that runs more like Apple than like the DMV?
I am just saying...
Here's the discussion so far. PLEASE JOIN IN!
1. Of course, someone with a lot of money to pay me.
2. I'll skip that one due to the separation of church and state, plus God isn't going to offer me healthcare any time soon.
3. If there were a flat tax, then that would make sense, but there isn't a flat tax. It's a slide rule tax and sadly, the large corporations are not only paying $0 in taxes, but they are getting refunds while the middle class pay @35%.
EXXON - 2009 profits $37.3 Billion (with a B). U.S. Taxes paid $0, U.S. Refunds received $156 Million
BofA - 2009 profits $4.4 Billion. U.S. Taxes paid $0, Refund $1.9 Billion (yes, another B), United States Bailout Money $1 Trillion (this time it's a Tr)
GE - 2010 profits $14 Billion. Credit - $3 Billion. 2001 - 2010 cut 20% of U.S. jobs.
4. I'm curious about what entity runs healthcare like Apple (my assumption is the DMV reference is a slight on government). I've had Kaiser my whole life and if there ever was a company that ran as far from the way Apple runs as possible, Kaiser would be it.
The insurance administrators came up with a 20 and 10 minute appointment window (doctors can see more patients in a day and HMOs don't have to hire more doctors), during which time you are expected to have a full diagnosis of your illness. If the doctor cannot do that, they refer you to a specialist who can give you more time. Of course it takes forever to get an appointment with them, because so many other doctors are referring their patients as well...unless you are on your deathbed. If that's the case, they can squeeze you in. Because, of course, a dead patient is no longer a paying patient. Can't have a loss of revenue.
Regarding healthcare, I read this today.
8 of Every 10 Doctors Thinking of Quitting Because of ObamacareThe Doctor Patient Medical Association conducted a survey of doctors across the country. The survey took place from April 18 through May 22 of this year and was conducted on line and by fax. Of the 30,000 fax numbers of doctors in active clinical practices, 16,227 doctors successfully received the faxed survey. Of these, only 699 physicians completed the survey either by fax or going on line.The results of those that responded indicated an overwhelming belief that Obamacare will be a complete disaster and that many of them are seriously considering leaving their medical practices because of it. Here are some of the statistics gathered from the survey:
Doctors are just saying...