[FoRK] Poverty In America: A Special Report

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Thu Sep 22 08:20:59 PDT 2011

Switzerland also has no capital gains taxes and a cap on total taxes 
that any individual pays regardless of how much income.

The US is odd that way, you can have major wealth, but those trying to 
save and get ahead economically by maximizing their income get taxed the 


On 9/22/2011 4:48 AM, Dave Long wrote:
>> Then you have staff on your company, to deal with getting your
>> employees insured, since that's a constant battle on that end too.
> In the swiss system, everyone who lives (not "has a decent job", lives)
> in the country has to be insured. This means insurance companies can't
> cherry-pick very easily, but it also means they can charge market rates
> to everyone (and the confederation provides for hardship cases with tax
> deductions/credits/transfer payments for their premiums). The
> standardized chipped insurance cards imply the payment side is also
> nicely automated, but I don't have enough experience with that to comment.
> -Dave
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