Reaching Across the Aisle

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Kim

I understand the sentiment that you are trying to convey, but who is the arbiter of what is right? What is right for you may not be what is right for me. Your interests lie in getting necessary services for your family; my interests lie in getting tax breaks for the ridiculous amount of money that I pay each month for decent health and dental coverage. The problem is that those two interests are in conflict with one another. Without my tax money, your services will be cut. If you retain your services, I don’t get my tax cut. So… Read more »

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Funnily enough, most first world countries can afford this, and it works for their citizens. Are there glitches in their systems? Yes, because nothing on the planet is actually perfect. But our health care costs are skyrocketing, Americans pay more than other countries, but oh yeah, we have freedom…to spend ourselves into debt. Oh, and my husband and I pay lots of taxes, and are happy to pay more to help others. Now, Kim, it sounds like you are in the upper middle class, with a good income but too heavily taxed? The truly rich and wealthy can afford to… Read more »

Jenny
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Jenny

I’m sorry, but no one gets to say what others can have or not have in this world. Do you realize those people that own the yachts and other luxury items are the exact people who pay the majority of the taxes that pay for medicaid, medicare and any subsidies people get with the affordable care act? Who are you to decide people can pay more taxes or shouldn’t have a yacht or second home? And if you know people who feel they don’t pay enough taxes, and they feel bad about it, then they should donate to private charities.… Read more »

Kim
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Kim

I understand the sentiment that you are trying to convey, but who is the arbiter of what is right? What is right for you may not be what is right for me. Your interests lie in getting necessary services for your family; my interests lie in getting tax breaks for the ridiculous amount of money that I pay each month for decent health and dental coverage. The problem is that those two interests are in conflict with one another. Without my tax money, your services will be cut. If you retain your services, I don’t get my tax cut. So… Read more »

BeckyW
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BeckyW

Funnily enough, most first world countries can afford this, and it works for their citizens. Are there glitches in their systems? Yes, because nothing on the planet is actually perfect. But our health care costs are skyrocketing, Americans pay more than other countries, but oh yeah, we have freedom…to spend ourselves into debt. Oh, and my husband and I pay lots of taxes, and are happy to pay more to help others. Now, Kim, it sounds like you are in the upper middle class, with a good income but too heavily taxed? The truly rich and wealthy can afford to… Read more »

Jenny
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Jenny

I’m sorry, but no one gets to say what others can have or not have in this world. Do you realize those people that own the yachts and other luxury items are the exact people who pay the majority of the taxes that pay for medicaid, medicare and any subsidies people get with the affordable care act? Who are you to decide people can pay more taxes or shouldn’t have a yacht or second home? And if you know people who feel they don’t pay enough taxes, and they feel bad about it, then they should donate to private charities.… Read more »