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    Looks like a shut-down has been averted, for now: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/52836.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowtech redneck View Post
    It can increase to the point where the extra effort is not worth it in terms of increased income or accomplishment.
    There's a certain point where that actually probably should happen, though it's pretty high up the income ladder. So long as it doesn't make the person stop working altogether (and I don't see why it would, since they presumably don't want to wind up making less many than they already do).
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowtech redneck View Post
    Looks like a shut-down has been averted, for now: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/52836.html
    Too bad it is the 7th temporary extension we have had.

    EDIT: 6th extension before an extension that is finally more than a few weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    Surely your taxation is not progressing in a manner that results in you making no net increases at all?
    Of course it isn't, it would have to be over 100%. My point is: you do feel it on your motivation.

    So long as it doesn't make the person stop working altogether (and I don't see why it would, since they presumably don't want to wind up making less many than they already do).
    From the point of view of whoever is delivering the service, OK, money isn't everything - so if marginal taxation shifts my preferences from work to free time, it might be argued that it's not necessarily bad. OTOH there is a net welfare loss from the side of potential clients, since I'd either have to arbitrarily raise my prices or I'll simply refuse their requests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    There's a certain point where that actually probably should happen, though it's pretty high up the income ladder. So long as it doesn't make the person stop working altogether (and I don't see why it would, since they presumably don't want to wind up making less many than they already do).
    I was thinking lately, in part because of the thread about Ayn Rand, if all the rich who complain about demotivating taxation did indeed go on strike if we would notice any difference, I'm sure the world could do with less high salaried investors and speculators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowtech redneck View Post
    Looks like a shut-down has been averted, for now: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/52836.html
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    I was thinking lately, in part because of the thread about Ayn Rand, if all the rich who complain about demotivating taxation did indeed go on strike if we would notice any difference, I'm sure the world could do with less high salaried investors and speculators.
    The world can't do without doctors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    The world can't do without doctors.
    Actually, the doctors in countries with universal healthcare are still paid very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    The world can't do without doctors.
    Oh and P.S. not all doctors are greedy fucks. Unlike speculators and investors, I doubt all doctors would go on strike...since some INTENTIONALLY choose to work in poor communities, or take government jobs, or even do stuff that pretty much looks like volunteering.

    I have a friend, who was raised in an upper-middle class family, who after medical school had the goal of working with women's health care in the inner city.

    So not all doctor's would go on strike, even if they weren't from a poor background where there was some "self-interest" involved ----> (this is me, sarcastically rolling my eyes at the person who suggested that people who aren't self-interested aren't altruistic)

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    My uncle, who's the head of cardiology at Baylor medical in Dallas, has had a hard time breaking even with the ridiculous amount of insurance he has to pay to cover possible malpractice suits.

    This burden has gotten to the point where it is almost dumb to go into any specialty where serious life saving surgery is involved.

    Adding more taxes to the already ridiculous insurance burdens will only push more Dr's out of the field.

    Luckily my father is a periodontist so the insurance burdens aren't as steep (but still quite significant), seeing as no one dies if he messes up (which he never has [he's never been sued which is a rarity in his profession]).

    Given the current burdens, it is becoming more and more reasonable to go into less socially beneficial careers where the money is still good.

    Parts of this thread are so short sighted it hurts.

    It makes steam come out of my fucking ears to even contemplate. Thus I will leave y'all to your own devices.

    Enjoy agreeing with each other all afternoon.

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