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Married Couples Pay More Than Unmarried Under Health Bill

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by carpro, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

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    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126281943134818675.html

    This is just another example of government's inability to administer a healthcare program.
     
  2. Johnv

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    Yes, and no. Married couples won't pay more than unmarried couples across the board. Depending on income, some married couples will pay more than the total of some inviduals who are cohabitating. That said, it's an inequity that needs to be remedied. Of course, my remedy is to just to dump the whole legislation in the first place.
     
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    If the healthcare bill passes, I have to wonder whether the gay community will decide that they don't mind so much if they can't get married. I always found it very odd that the gay marriage debate got rolling somewhere around the time that the "marriage penalty" was removed from the tax code.
     
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    a reward for sin, and a punishment for morals.
     
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    When did the tax code stop favoring people who file a joint return?
     
  6. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

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    Ever heard of the "marriage penalty'? It's been that way more often than not in recent history.
     
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    The question should be, when did it ever!!!
     
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