February 20, 2013 at 2:44 am in DL-Online
Another 35,000 poor Minnesotans will get health care under a bill Gov. Mark Dayton signed Tuesday. Continue Reading
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This is redundant now that Obamacare is the law of the land.
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Providing health care to our poorest citizens is not only in the best interest of the state, but it as also morally virtuous and compassionate.
Of course, conservatives would rather place a monetary value on human existence and allow others to suffer to pay for tax breaks for millionaires.
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Rebel, I suggest you do a little more research on voluntary charitable contributions. Individuals who identify themselves as conservatives provide greater charitable contributions at every social economic level than those who identify themselves as liberal; rich conservatives voluntarily give more than rich liberals, middle class conservatives voluntarily give more than middle class liberals and poor conservatives voluntarily give more than poor liberals. A better analysis is that conservatives are willing to provide charity from their own pocketbook while liberals are willing to provide charity from someone else’s pocketbook. I find nothing virtuous about people who refuse to provide charitable contributions from their own pocketbooks but are willing to extract it from others.
Fifty percent of this country pays no Federal income tax, which means that 50% of this country contributes nothing to every Federal program with the exception of Social Security, Medicare and few nominal excise taxes. That means that 50% of this country makes no contribution to the Department of Defense, Department of Labor, means tested entitlement programs, Homeland Security, the State Department . . . . Even Medicare is now a welfare program with the average participant receiving approximately $250,000 in benefits more than they paid into the system and it is now estimated that the top 50% of wage earners (people paying income taxes) can now anticipate receiving less than they paid into the Social Security system. Your demand for yet more taxes to be imposed on the 50% who pay taxes is a call for them to pay more of your Social Security and more of your Medicare in addition to the 100% of every other Federal program that they are already paying. People who are hungry should be fed and people who need a hand up should be aided, but a find very little that is morally virtuous and compassionate about people who are able but unwilling to voluntarily provide charitable contributions while at the same time demanding that others be forced to provide those contributions.
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