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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    I think the word marginal is being missed by some folks here.
    Gee. That never happens.

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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    edit: what he said ^ ^ ^

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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    Quote Originally Posted by trixR4kids View Post
    It used to be 90% in the US and that was probably the most prosperous era in this nation's history ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    We used to just do things that are not acceptable anymore, either.
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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    I think a key way to achieve the change needed to move to the Scandinavian financial model would be to get rid of the 2nd and 3rd middle men trying to get their cut from you. Example:

    You have a medical bill for $X. At $X the hospital/doctor/etc. make their profit. The customer can't pay $X directly. They go to a bank for a loan to cover it. Hospital/Doctor now has their cash and is happy. Now the person has added on the banks profit (loan interest) to $X. They then fall behind on $X payments on the loan. They go to LATE NIGHT TV BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY to settle their debt. Bank gets whatever cash they can out of the settlement and walk away happy. TV ATTORNEY now adds their fee to it.

    When all is said and done, the consumer has added 2-3 extra layers of people looking for their cut, and that is where the problem is. That is why we can't manage our debts. A $1000 debt needs $2000 to be fully paid off. It's the same with housing finances, Auto/transportation loans, College Loans, etc. But you have the same mentality with smaller purchases. Every credit card in our wallets and purses works on the same system, it just does it by 500 $20 purchases instead of a single $10,000 one.

    That is the problem. We need to eliminate the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th layers to our debts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    60% 56%? You kidding me? You are paying more than taking in? I don't care how much you make, that's bull*.
    Denmark’s top marginal effective income tax rate is 60.4 percent. Sweden’s is 56.4 percent (from the article)
    So you don't have even a basic understanding of how taxation in the modern world works? Really?
    Take the 30s to Google marginal tax rate.

    Take the time to calculate what you or the average person pays in healthcare costs (including premiums), post-secodary Ed costs, child care costs, etc. and add that to your tax bill. How much higher are the Scandinavian rates now as compared to yours in similar tax brackets?

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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    We used to just do things that are not acceptable anymore, either.
    God you’re going to be embarrassed in 20 years when we say the same thing about not providing national healthcare and electing nazis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    God you’re going to be embarrassed in 20 years when we say the same thing about not providing national healthcare and electing nazis.
    Hello, left field.

    Electing Trump was not acceptable, so don't know where that came from.

    And really check out Canada as to the "health care for all." It's not like here. "Oh there's something wrong, I'll just walk right in." Not there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    Hello, left field.

    Electing Trump was not acceptable, so don't know where that came from.

    And really check out Canada as to the "health care for all." It's not like here. "Oh there's something wrong, I'll just walk right in." Not there.
    Lol. You need to stop consuming dumb right wing websites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    ...And really check out Canada as to the "health care for all." It's not like here. "Oh there's something wrong, I'll just walk right in." Not there.
    I hate to say it, but you give off the impression of someone who has based their opinions entirely on water-cooler talk and neighborhood gossip, but never taken the time to obtain real information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Lol. You need to stop consuming dumb right wing websites.
    If you actually read my post, and have been paying attention.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stauber1 View Post
    I hate to say it, but you give off the impression of someone who has based their opinions entirely on water-cooler talk and neighborhood gossip, but never taken the time to obtain real information.
    CA's taxes are sky high. And a "standard procedure?" Get in line. Sure, you might not pay for it directly, but by the time you're up, you may be dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stauber1 View Post
    I hate to say it, but you give off the impression of someone who has based their opinions entirely on water-cooler talk and neighborhood gossip, but never taken the time to obtain real information.
    I’ve now spent years studying other systems and working in them. Finland Sweden Norway Canada Switzerland UK Singapore japan Australia Germany and France to start. I won’t bore you all with details as I’m deep into a 20 page analysis paper on access to health care.
    To sum up- they are all different but nearly all get better outcomes and spend less than us. Period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    CA's taxes are sky high. And a "standard procedure?" Get in line. Sure, you might not pay for it directly, but by the time you're up, you may be dead.
    I think dump has found a new star in a campaign ad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    CA's taxes are sky high. And a "standard procedure?" Get in line. Sure, you might not pay for it directly, but by the time you're up, you may be dead.
    All I can say is do a little bit of homework. Again, it doesn't take much but you have to be willing to do a little bit.

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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    I’ve now spent years studying other systems and working in them. Finland Sweden Norway Canada Switzerland UK Singapore japan Australia Germany and France to start. I won’t bore you all with details as I’m deep into a 20 page analysis paper on access to health care.
    To sum up- they are all different but nearly all get better outcomes and spend less than us. Period.
    I would guess that is in part the profit agenda of Big Pharm, which I agree we need to fix and that's a big spider web....
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    But it's a duck either way. Put aside the issue as to weather it takes 4-6 weeks to get a particular surgery here or 6-8 in Canada. Or how many specialists you need to enlist to convince your insurance company it's something that you really do need, or whether you need to obtain legal aid to show it's something they actually must cover.

    We're talking about tax rates and what else you need to consider when making comparisons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stauber1 View Post
    But it's a duck either way. Put aside the issue as to weather it takes 4-6 weeks to get a particular surgery here or 6-8 in Canada. Or how many specialists you need to enlist to convince your insurance company it's something that you really do need, or whether you need to obtain legal aid to show it's something they actually must cover.

    We're talking about tax rates and what else you need to consider when making comparisons.
    Whether I live or die during the wait? And "whether."
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    You’re more likely to die here from specialist wait times to not having coverage.
    Ever tried to get specialist appt? We used to beat all those socialist nations for that. Now we’re dropping bigly- one of our few advantages slipping away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    You’re more likely to die here from specialist wait times to not having coverage.
    Ever tried to get specialist appt? We used to beat all those socialist nations for that. Now we’re dropping bigly- one of our few advantages slipping away.
    I've had to see a specialist for one reason or another my whole life. I admit, anecdotal, I've been lucky in insurance, mostly given to workplace, but I got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    Whether I live or die during the wait? And "whether."
    I give up. All this exchange has done is shown there are two issues rather than just the initial one that you have poorly informed views of.

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