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|Subject: ||RE: Aren't you disgusted when you look at your gross income vs net income?|
I might be misunderstanding you, but if I'm not, I am very taken aback at how misguided some of your points seem.
ryan foreman wrote:
Doctors... get taxed so much on their skill and hard work that its a barrier to people becoming doctors and it curbs the supply of good doctors.
I don't think anyone has ever actively decided not to be a doctor simply because they would be taxed too much. If someone were to honestly say "I wish I could be a doctor, but I would rather pay 25% taxes on a $60,000 than pay 50% taxes on a $300,000 salary" then they are probably far too uneducated to make a good doctor in the first place. I agree that there are barriers preventing more people from becoming doctors, but I wouldn't say taxes are among them. In my opinion, these barriers would include requiring a somewhat unrelated 4 year undergraduate course of study before med school, the incredible cost of med school, and the limited number of spots available in those med schools.
I don't know a huge amount about medicine, but it seems like if there was a shorter, more streamlined way to become a "doctor" of some sort (probably a step below the folks who do the 4years + 4years + a few more years route), then they could practice less expensive medicine for people who can't afford seeing a doctor who charges $1000 to read an MRI because he has student loans to payoff. the quality of the medicine would probably be lower, but it would at least be affordable and more accessible. In effect, we would still have all of the great doctors we currently have, but we would also have a more affordable option for the working poor other than webMD.
That's just my unrelated theory. It could be completely wrong, but I figured we were already on the subject of barriers to the medical field.
"Nor do they get the benefits of having accumulated a lot of wealth"
This doesn't make much sense to me either. Are you saying doctors are the only professionals that don't get to magically see a large lump of money float into their checking account just by signing on the dotted line? I'm not a doctor, and I didn't get that "lots of wealth" perk that is apparently universal among non-MDs.
The major parties are both working for the super wealthy and nobody else.
Gosh, I can't believe those democrats are just trampling the needy doctors of the world in favor of the super wealthy homeless minorities on foodstamps. Pick a side hommie. If you think Obama is a foodstamp president, stick to your guns. If you think he's in the back pocket of the bankers and oil barrons, then don't say he's a foodstamp president.
I really don't like being mean unsarcastically on LetsRun, but it sounds like you need to think your ideas through before posting them next time.
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