- 10 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
@monita: you’re right, I exaggerated 🙂 It’s not 50%; I think it’s probably closer to 40-45%. And in addition to the increased investment tax, there will also be an additional Medicare tax that kicks in starting in 2018 on earners over 250k (please correct me if I’m wrong about this?).
I definitely respect your feelings on paying higher taxes, and personally, I’m inclined to agree that money needs to come from somewhere, and obviously people with more money are going to have to give more of it. It’s just that I don’t see the sense in taking money and feeding it into a failing institution. I agree with @torybrian’s statement that the foundation of the healthcare system is poor, and is not likely to get better by putting more and more weight on top (aka making it bigger and bigger with more government control). I definitely don’t have any answers or solutions, I’m just wary that things will actually improve from here on out.