Tuesday, April 20, 2010

It's Not About Healthcare, It's About Wealth Redistribution

Says Greg Mankiw:

I have long said that one of the prime motives for healthcare reform had nothing to do with health per se but rather was a desire by those on the left for greater redistribution of income.  The Tax Foundation has now put some numbers to that proposition for the recently passed bill.  Roughly speaking, the top 1 percent of the population pays an additional $50,000 in taxes because of this legislation, and each of the bottom 50 percent gets about $1000 in benefits.  Click here for the more complete description.

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