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Will Fat Taxes Kill You?

restoreliberty Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 12:59 PM
Exactly. Additionally, if the government was not paying for 50% of all American's medical bills through medicare and medicaid this would not be a problem. The government should be completely out of the provider business and the markets should be driving choice, innovation, and market incentives.

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