David Wolfson

Retired Engineer. Travel Agency Owner

Pennsylvania

2 years ago
David Wolfson
Retired Engineer. Travel Agency Owner
As noted, we've been through the tax credit idea before and it was stopped. Regrets aside we need to be doing something different than further complicating the tax system. We should be simplifying,not complicating. Also this solution nibbles at the symptom rather than get at the core issue. The reason why candidates need so much money in the first place needs to be addressed. I'd be in favor of limiting the time advertising or advocating for a candidate or party - similar to how it works in Britain. See more
David Wolfson
Retired Engineer. Travel Agency Owner
great point. One would think this would go into a new duty calculation though via the trade pacts we have. See more
David Wolfson
Retired Engineer. Travel Agency Owner
I'm in favor of the proposal however all this will do is transfer the cost of the insurance from the tax payers to the consumers of the products. This does nothing to reduce the underlying cost of insurance. Receipients of the subsidies will simply pass on the cost of insurance to the price they charge to their buyers. Ultimately the consumer will pay.

So suggestion: where's the proposals to reduce the cost of insurance? Is government subsidy a real underlying cause? Are insurance companies taking advantage? Is the risk really that high and if so, perhaps consumers really should pay (market driven economics) assuming we get equitable international trade deals.
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2 years ago
David Wolfson
Retired Engineer. Travel Agency Owner
As noted, we've been through the tax credit idea before and it was stopped. Regrets aside we need to be doing something different than further complicating the tax system. We should be simplifying,not complicating. Also this solution nibbles at the symptom rather than get at the core issue. The reason why candidates need so much money in the first place needs to be addressed. I'd be in favor of limiting the time advertising or advocating for a candidate or party - similar to how it works in Britain. See more
David Wolfson
Retired Engineer. Travel Agency Owner
great point. One would think this would go into a new duty calculation though via the trade pacts we have. See more

David hasn't commented yet.

2 years ago
David Wolfson
Retired Engineer. Travel Agency Owner
I'm in favor of the proposal however all this will do is transfer the cost of the insurance from the tax payers to the consumers of the products. This does nothing to reduce the underlying cost of insurance. Receipients of the subsidies will simply pass on the cost of insurance to the price they charge to their buyers. Ultimately the consumer will pay.

So suggestion: where's the proposals to reduce the cost of insurance? Is government subsidy a real underlying cause? Are insurance companies taking advantage? Is the risk really that high and if so, perhaps consumers really should pay (market driven economics) assuming we get equitable international trade deals.
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