Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Good For What Ails You

Today is Wednesday, 22 July 2009.

Heard some right-wing bleeding heart on TV damning the proposal to raise taxes on those with more than $500,000 per year in adjusted gross income, in order to pay for increased health insurance for many without. Also heard some think tank did the math for a married couple, no dependents, living in suburban Maryland, grossing $1,500,000 per year. Under new rules, they’d pay $650,000 in Federal taxes, condemning them to scrape by on a paltry $850,000 per year. Obviously qualifies as “cruel and unusual punishment”.

The HH household (Mr. & Ms., plus 1 cat and 4 dogs) scrapes by quite comfortably on far less than $850,000 per year. Perhaps you do also.

In the last available ranking of the world’s health care systems by the World Health Organization (2000), the USA/USE ranked 37th. In the WHO’s ranking of Total Health Care Expenditures by % of GDP (2000-2005), the USA/USE ranked 2nd.

Pay much more, receive much less. For-profit health care pays off! And the right-wing’s cure for what ails the system …even more of the same!

After all, if one’s playing Russian Roulette, and one bullet is good, five bullets must be better.

Sewer-dwelling hack Bob Dole is 86 today. MoB’s birthday wish: “Hope your every waking moment is haunted by the screams of the millions of Indochinese you helped exterminate!”


Anonymous rtr said...

Let's hear a big shout out to Calvinism.

Clearly, the uninsured have failed to align their immortal souls with a kind and loving God (not to mention a rapaciously greedy God if these worthies were created in their God's image).

Sometimes love don't feel like it should, you make it...
hurt so good. (Calvinist hymn of praise)

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