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    1. Remind me again why we pay for anything when the government can make it all free?

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    2. Well, if we cut military spending down to reasonable levels (no more forcing the military to buy crappy planes they don’t even WANT) and stopped letting the 1% hide their profits overseas so they can pretend to not have made any profit (and therefore not pair their fair share of taxes), we COULD have all that nifty free stuff. Health care shouldn’t have a profit motive. School tuition and textbook prices went CRAZY when it went to a for-profit model. And free daycare would work very well for low-income people with kids too young for school; it would open up all kinds of job opportunities instead of sitting around on welfare just so that someone’s watching the kids (other family members aren’t always in the picture).

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    3. You know, because having a well educated, healthy, productive population is so un-American.

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    4. There is no such thing as free; all you can do is transfer the cost from the person utilizing the benefit/service/product to a person who is not utilizing the benefit/service/product. The total effective tax rate for the bottom quintile is around 4% while for the top quintile it is around 25%. The top 50% pay like 97% of all US taxes. The US has the highest marginal corporate income tax rate in the world and is the only country in the world to tax profits twice, first when they are earned and declared by the corporation and again when they are distri. The US has a more progressive tax system than virtually anywhere else in the world. But, yeah, lets take more money from them evil greedy people.

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      • And yet, just about every other western nation has better health care, education, maternity leave, vacation, health and safety protection, and social safety nets.

        And are walking away from the US in markers of infant mortality, life expectancy, quality of life, happiness, productivity, educated and skilled workforces and personal safety…as well as economic markers.

        Taxes isn’t your problem…spending priorities is.

        What other nations get is that healthcare, education and childcare are investments, not liabilities.

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