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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    Is this a complaint? What is the bad part of this tax distribution?

    Are you saying it's a regressive tax? I thought Republicans loved regressive taxes that fall on the working class more than the wealthy.
    Are you saying it's unfair? If the tax is regressive, then the people who will benefit from it the most will pay a larger portion of it.

    Or are you saying it's a progressive tax and that's unfair?
    No, we prefer flatter, simpler taxes and less bureaucracy overseeing our lives. We also object to entitlement programs that perpetuate dependency on government and eventually end up bankrupting it. For an example of what the US will look like financially a few years from now, look at Greece. That's our future, if we don't reign in spending.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    The numbers I quoted still stand, countries that have universal health care systems spend less of a percentage of their GDP than we do.
    They're also less ethnically diverse, have a denser population concentrated in major population areas, and generally live healthier lifestyles. The fattest Norwegian I've ever seen would be "normal" in Atlanta. They also subsist on unsalted, boiled potatoes and smoked fish. I'm joking on that but... not really. Cars are taxed 200% on retail price, so you walk everywhere. In France they eat nothing but butter and cheese, but I swear they have a gene that keeps them healthy. Nobody owns a car a in Paris either. However, the biggest factor I think is they don't have a corn lobby and therefore no high fructose corn syrup.

    The World Health Organization ranks these other health care systems superior than our own, using a variety of metrics and criteria. People in these other countries seem more satisfied. These other countries pay less of a percentage of their GDP on health care costs.
    Yeah well, our government is more inefficient than most. It's probably the product of a duopoly where you don't have to build coalitions.

    Despite the fact "true" socialism can, and does work, to varying degrees in other countries you have no idea how horribly it would fail in the USA.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by m00 View Post
    the biggest factor I think is they don't have a corn lobby and therefore no high fructose corn syrup.


    You don't factor in the cane sugar embargo?
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Mitt said it was a penalty.
     

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    Wait, no... Mitt said it was a mandate...or... wait....
     

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    Mitt said it was okay to tax people who want to freeload on the system.


    Mitt said it was a mandated tax penalty.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkingBig View Post
    Mitt said it was okay to tax people who want to freeload on the system.


    Mitt said it was a mandated tax penalty.
    You are a real mitt wit!
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Just for clarification, this is what he said, then flipped, then flopped, then agreed with Obama.

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    First of all, I didn't say anything. I like to think there's people lurking who might not know this stuff. Second of all, the ACA sucks and must die. Does that answer your questions?
    Wee Wee is a hard core communist Libtard. Just ignore his propaganda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkingBig View Post
    Just for blah blah blah
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