Monday, December 21, 2009

Too Important To Ignore

Health care reform has been watered down to nearly uselessness in my opinion, but there's hope. Kaiser Health News examines the costs for an average family if the bill doesn't pass versus if it doesn't pass. Look at their chart that breaks the costs down for average earners.

So, no, the reform is definitely not what I, and many others, wanted. But it's better than nothing.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Regressive Taxing?

Sales taxes apparently punish the poor far more than an income tax. Who knew? I like not having to do a state income tax, but when you consider what it's doing to us... well. I'd support replacing our sales tax with an income tax, but only if the state constitution is amended to outlaw sales tax as long as there is a state income tax. One or the other, never both. Because if we have both the structure will get abused.

Via HA.