Posted by europerep on June 28, 2012, at 17:22:40
In reply to Re: Welcome USA To Socialism Healthcare Bill Passed » europerep, posted by Dinah on June 28, 2012, at 17:07:05
I will gladly respond to anything that you have to say on the topic of this thread.
Generally speaking, yes, I think that living in a modern society brings you rights and duties. I do think that those who do very well financially can pay a little more in taxes - and that is not Western European socialism, it is the essence of a progressive income tax as the USA has had for decades and still does. It's also worth noting that the American economy has done well even under much higher marginal tax rates than those of today - and those higher marginal tax rates were introduced by leftist radicals such as Richard Nixon.
The exchange that we have had here is very instructive by the way. You obviously don't want to pay for other people's healthcare, but you hide that behind abstract considerations and thoughts that aren't even related to the actual discussion. If you want to be a social egomaniac, at least have the balls to say it.