Raising Taxes

Ronald Reagan did it. So did Barack Obama. Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton. Jimmy Carter too. One President became famous for it*.George Bush cut taxes and how did that work out for you. Can you say financial crash of 2008?

 

So who are the media and most of the politicians and Hillary Clinton kidding? Raising taxes whether it is Income Tax or Federal surcharges on products such as gasoline is how we get things done. The key is to raise taxes so that there is redistribution – causing greater savings than the tax raise to the vast majority of Americans comprising the middle and lower classes.

Raising Taxes

Raising Taxes

That’s what tax raising, when it comes to medical care, is intended to do. If you love this country’s present medical care industries then perhaps you don’t want a change. Perhaps being 37th in the world is good enough for you. 37!

 

Even those in the medical community know our healthcare is way too expensive and way too inefficient.** Remember, this is the system that Hillary Clinton wants to tweak just a little. Obamacare is a good thing but millions of Americans are still not insure, the rates continue to skyrocket and the quality of healthcare is overall not that good.

Raising Taxes

Raising Taxes

These are the countries with superior overall medical care:

1 France
2 Italy
3 San Marino
4 Andorra
5 Malta
6 Singapore
7 Spain
8 Oman
9 Austria
10 Japan
11 Norway
12 Portugal
13 Monaco
14 Greece
15 Iceland
16 Luxembourg
17 Netherlands
18 United Kingdom
19 Ireland
20 Switzerland
21 Belgium
22 Colombia
23 Sweden
24 Cyprus
25 Germany
26 Saudi Arabia
27 United Arab Emirates
28 Israel
29 Morocco
30 Canada
31 Finland
32 Australia
33 Chile
34 Denmark
35 Dominica
36 Costa Rica
37 USA
http://thepatientfactor.com/canadian-health-care-information/world-health-organizations-ranking-of-the-worlds-health-systems/

Greece is broke and even they are ranked 14! Really, tweak a little? That’s what realism (according to Hillary) offers.

Raising Taxes

Raising Taxes

*George H.W. Bush famously said, “read my lips, no new taxes,” but did raise taxes with the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990. http://www.ehow.com/info_8424860_presidents-raised-taxes.html

 
**Despite the claim by many in the U.S. health policy community that international comparison is not useful because of the uniqueness of the United States, the rankings have figured prominently in many arenas. It is hard to ignore that in 2006, the United States was number 1 in terms of health care spending per capita but ranked 39th for infant mortality, 43rd for adult female mortality, 42nd for adult male mortality, and 36th for life expectancy.3 These facts have fueled a question now being discussed in academic circles, as well as by government and the public: Why do we spend so much to get so little?
Comparisons also reveal that the United States is falling farther behind each year. Probability of Death for Boys and Men 15 to 60 Years of Age in Sweden, Australia, and the United States, 1970–2007.). In 1974, mortality among boys and men 15 to 60 years of age was nearly the same in Australia and the United States and was one third lower in Sweden. Every year since 1974, the rate of death decreased more in Australia than it did in the United States, and in 2006, Australia’s rate dipped lower than Sweden’s and was 40% lower than the U.S. rate. There are no published studies investigating the combination of policies and programs that might account for the marked progress in Australia. But the comparison makes clear that U.S. performance not only is poor at any given moment but also is improving much more slowly than that of other countries over time. These observations and the reflections they should trigger are made possible only by careful comparative quantification of various facets of health care systems. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp0910064

About pulpdiddy

I've published an E-book (Neurotic Man), a hard copy book, (Dworb), produced movies (Woman of the Port and Liberty and Bash), and worked as a writer for Demand Media writing those ehow tidbits you've most undoubtedly seen. For many years I wrote business and marketing plans for service, retail and manufacturing businesses. Along the way I've also prepared tax returns, taught accounting, been a business start-up consultant, licensed arbiter, federal analyst, busboy, waiter, safety clerk, lighting salesman, restaurant manager, parking lot attendant, construction foreman, and cook.
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