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Old 12-17-2012, 03:06 PM   #178
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My point is everyone will sit here and whine and cry and bitch, but when it comes time to foot the bill they just want to push it on everyone else.
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Yeah, those millionaires and billionaires should pay for it!
Yeah, that is the idea of progressive taxation. It spreads the costs equitably over an entire population, and people who have more income end up paying more to support the services our country determines are necessary.

Of all things, mental health funding seems to be pretty non-controversial -- at least in theory. Whether we view it from a humanitarian perspective (helping people has intrinsic moral value), a safety concern (helping people is important so they don't hurt other people), or an efficiency issue (helping mentally disturbed persons is good so they can contribute to society), if anything seems important in these days of tragedy, it seems like mental health research and development fits.
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