Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Where the money is

If you want to cause as little pain as possible when levying taxes, you don't tax people who have next to nothing. You go where the money is.

When it comes to paying for a health care overhaul, Americans see just one way to go: Tax the rich.

That finding from a new Associated Press poll will be welcome news for House Democrats, who proposed doing just that in their sweeping remake of the U.S. medical system, which passed earlier this month and would extend coverage to millions of uninsured Americans.

The poll found participants sour on other ways of paying for the health overhaul that is being considered in Congress, including taxing insurers on high-value coverage packages derided by President Barack Obama and Democrats as "Cadillac plans."
Hopefully this will give some political cover to senators who lack the balls and/or brains to ignore senseless political compromises and do what will actually work.

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