Originally Posted by kennyo7
I work for federal govt. The VA system, a system that is far superior to the private system you love and defend. So no i dont overcharge. The system I work for allows for direct negotiation with drug companies for their drugs (something that cuts costs dramatically, also something the drug companies dont like since they need to drive up costs so that their CEOs can continue to fly in their own private jets from their mansions to their weekend villas). The system I work for also has a good checks and balance system that reduces the need for unnecessary tests and procedures. We call it smart medicine supported by scientific data, fools like you call it rationing.
Most physicians do not overcharge. Dentists on the other hand...Your dentist will get reimbursed more for bridge work than a cardiologist will get for a cardiac cath despite the risks carried by each procedure. I guess thats why he can afford to give out free tickets.
Notice Ken does not deny being a privliged member of the 1% who pays as little as he can in taxes to support all these grand ideas he demands we (the majority middle class) must foot the bill for. He probably pays a lower % than you and I, just liek Mitt Romney.
Ken, like most Liberals, want what they want but do not want themselves to actually have to foot the bill for their policy desires. They want power over us, to force us to pay for his boondoggle ideas of the day, regardless of economic feasabillity or idealogical disagreements or silly things like freedoms and rights. To him, we're simpyl too stupid to think ro act for ourselves, we need him to decide what the greater good is, for us.
In short, Ken has no respect for the individual. He sees only society, and HIS version of the greater good as all that matters. In that vision, we (taxpayers) will cover everything anyone could ever want, condoms, house loan forgiveness, food, whatever, for as long as they ask for it, no strings attached. He, meanwhile, will save his own money via an overly complicated, works-for-the-1% tax accountant who will ensure he pays as little as he can lagally get away with.
It's a brillaint pyramid scheme. He gets to soothe his conscious with our dollars, whilst living the 1%'er lifestyle and his elite existence never caring for how these issues make us working stiffs work more and more of every year for him, for the state, and less and less for ourselves and our own betterment and that of our loved ones. It's not long now that we'll all be workign half a year before we get our first net dollar in take home after taxes.
And all the while, he, a 1%'er, will sit in his ivory Govt. Job tower, and call us "greedy" and "heartless" for wanting to keep a little more of our own money, and freedom, and rights. Because we don't want to pay for free condoms for the poor.