2011-10-11

That's What Taxes Are For

I dislike being asked to donate money to the local arm of the socialized medical facilities around here. I pay my taxes, and socialized medicine operates under the assumption that we all get superior care and facilities if we operate the entire system as a branch of government than if each doctor were to work for money on a for-profit basis.

Hence, two observations:

1 - Asking me to donate money over and above my tax obligations is tantamount to giving a public announcement that the system has an inherent design flaw.

2 - Because I would greatly prefer living in a community in which private, for-profit health care were the active system, I very much resent having a large portion of my income taxed away before I ever get to see it, only for the agency doing the taxing to turn around and ask me for a voluntary contribution.