Tax the rich to pay for healthcare

Filed in Gather Politics News Channel by on July 30, 2009 0 Comments

Irrefutably, the rich and super rich enormously benefited under Reagan, Bush, and Bush. During those administrations vast amounts of money went into the accounts of the super rich. The top one percent now owns 50% of all financial wealth in the U.S, including 65% of all financial securities!

True, the rich pay enormous taxes, but so do we all as a percentage of our incomes.

The absolute necessity of healthcare overhaul, including universal healthcare, will be unthinkably expensive. This country has helped the rich attain their wealth. It is time that they gave back to this country. At this time almost all of us are suffering financially. Logically a large portion of funding healthcare should come from the fantastically rich, who can afford it without sacrificing.

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