Skip to comments.Taxes: the new 'expert' quack cure
Posted on 10/29/2009 3:56:17 AM PDT by Scanian
Once upon a time, health care was simple: If you had a cut or hemorrhoids, you reached for a leech. There was no medical problem that couldn't be solved, in theory, by applying leeches to the body and letting the wild bloodletting begin. Now, it seems, some public-health experts have found a modern equivalent that will drain America of all its nasty public-health problems: tax increases.
Thomas Frieden, the former New York City health commissioner who's now director of the Centers for Disease Control, has hailed taxes on sugary sodas as a painless way to reduce obesity -- despite much economic research to the contrary.
Now, Dr. Lloyd Sederer, medical director for New York's state Office of Mental Health, and Eric Goplerud, director of the Center for Integrated Behavioral Health Policy at George Washington University, have waded in: In a Washington Post op-ed, they claim that imposing heavy taxes on alcohol would reduce both the harmful effects of heavy drinking and help pay for health reform. To sex up the unattractive prospect of more taxes, they argue that a tax of just "3 cents per beer would cut youth gonorrhea by 9 percent."
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More taxes and more spending. It’s the liberals’ cure for everything.
Tax soda to reduce soda drinking. If true, and it evidently is true:
Tax incomes to reduce achievement.
Tax investments to reduce investment.
The Marxists have once again implemented their agenda in the full light of day.
There was no medical problem that couldn’t be solved, in theory, by applying leeches to the body and letting the wild bloodletting begin.
think of it this way, Obama is the Democrat Party’s head leech, he’s going to bleed all of us until all that’s left is a Demo Party with subjects too poor to climb out of the pool of blood.