• Tax Before You Spend

      Today in Time, Joe Klein points out that the politicians who talk about passing healthcare "reform" aren't realistic about how we're going to pay for it.  "It's a national scandal," he says.  He recommends that the new government healthcare program be paid for by rescinding the tax break given to employers for providing health benefits.

      He's right that politicians rarely talk about how they'll pay for the magical solutions they provide us, but you'll never sell that cure.  It would be good to equalize tax treatment so individuals aren't penalized.  Of course, even if they tax health plans I doubt it will bring in enough money to pay for the gargantuan promises they're making.

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