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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:26 PM

5. Here's the deal

Last edited Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:41 AM - Edit history (1)

Yes to spending cuts:
Cut the pentagon budget 500 billion per year, NO OTHER CUTS NEEDED!

Yes to tax simplification:
All income, regardless of source such as dividends and capital gains (after cost basis) taxed at the same rate.

Tax hikes:
Probably best to return to Clinton era rates for all, except those over a $Million per yr. Return these rates to 70% until ALL debt run up by supply side economics under Republicans is paid off COMPLETELY. Then back down to 50% for them.
OK some room for compromises here. Only 65% for the wealthy. We can give that up in negotiations....

Yes to Social Security Fix:
Raise the tax cap - Problem solved.

Medicare:
More difficult to solve and will take some real work. Ways to start
1. Single payer, that will save 30% of the cost alone easy.
2. Work on operational costs savings, like a single national health care card, with a single set of records No need to fill in forms, by hand, for each Dr visited, no need for all those DR offices to type them in by hand. - more money saved.
3. Fund medical education for general practitioners - eg practice 10 yrs as a GP, at reduced rate and medical school PAID for. More money saved, and a major health care problem adverted.
4. Now that all income is taxed the same, including for medicare, that will add some revenue and also help some.

Any other suggestions from others?

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