Too much cost of medical care -- tax doctors.
Too much crime and judicial costs -- tax policemen.
Too much cost in education -- tax teachers.
2) Re: 2009 Senate Bill 854 (Impose new tax on doctors ) by IMDr on October 8, 2009
Doctors will leave, doctors will not come to Michigan to practice. Doctors will stop accepting Medicaid patients. The end result is that there will be less access for patients. This is probably the hidden agenda of the government. To ration care and access to care. What our responsible legislators now need to pass are taxes on all state employees to pay for state government, all police and firemen should be taxed to cover the cost of the departments they work for. Our responsible legislators have now placed Michigan again as the worst state in the union for medicine.
3) Re: 2009 Senate Bill 854 (Impose new tax on doctors ) by nomorebiggovernment on October 7, 2009
Ludicrous! Taxing one segment of the population to make up a deficit created by our fine legislators in Michigan. Why not tax our legislators 4% to make up the difference in the budget? What about teachers to help the deficit in schools? The lawyers definitely need to have some tax applied to their incomes to help with court costs and bogus lawsuits! When will this taxation without representation stop? Physicians already take care of those without insurance at discounted rates. Michigan has slashed payments for medicaid patients. Telling physicians that participate in medicaid that their payments will increase is patently untrue! If a physician makes more money, they pay more taxes. Once again, a typical political play on words.
Basically physicians will now pay 1. Income tax on their earnings, 2. small business tax and 3. Medicaid tax. What's next?
This bill will, drive more physicians into retirement, force some to move and discourage young physicians, graduating from residencies, from staying in State.
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