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Monday, July 25, 2005

Moving Northward

Krugman: "Modern American politics is dominated by the doctrine that government is the problem, not the solution. In practice, this doctrine translates into policies that make low taxes on the rich the highest priority, even if lack of revenue undermines basic public services. You don't have to be a liberal to realize that this is wrong-headed. Corporate leaders understand quite well that good public services are also good for business. But the political environment is so polarized these days that top executives are often afraid to speak up against conservative dogma."

"But U.S. taxpayers will suffer, because the general public ends up picking up much of the cost of health care for workers who don't get insurance through their jobs. Some uninsured workers and their families end up on Medicaid. Others end up depending on emergency rooms, which are heavily subsidized by taxpayers."

"Funny, isn't it? Pundits tell us that the welfare state is doomed by globalization, that programs like national health insurance have become unsustainable. But Canada's universal health insurance system is handling international competition just fine. It's our own system, which penalizes companies that treat their workers well, that's in trouble." [NYT]

1 comment:

tetrasaure said...

Most people don't relize that most cities and states are running surplus's and they are reinvesting into themselves or producing budget systems in which they report in which has been budgeted, but not what is truly coming from all of the tax systems or tax dollars. Its not about taxing the rich and the poor, are you being taxed every minute of your life. Everything you do is being taxed, and that federal tax is not American. The federal income tax is shipped off sea's and it is not in the congressional budget. The Federal Reserve is not a government agency, it is incorperated. You have to think before you say the poor are being over taxed and the rich are under taxed. If you want to know about the tax system, just check out www.freedomabovefortune.com and you might make out what is truly going on. Remember 16th amendment was never ratified, and that the federal imcome tax system is voluntary. If you want to prove me wrong get a constitution, and if not your full of shit. Your government DOES NOT EXIST, and WILL NOT PROTECT YOU.