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So, if I had to change the legislation I would, but you can't always get what you want. Maybe it will come one day.. once we evolve a bit more maybe more people will see this. But your average American is quite stupid and would rather drive a Ford F-150 while eating Cheetos than eat healthy and receive preventative care for the good of their greater health.
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
So you don't want to pay any taxes...right?
So let's hear your solution on how to fund the needs of society.
Hong Kong taxes are among the lowest in the world, and the tax regime is simple. Companies pay corporate profits tax of 16.5% and only income sourced in Hong Kong is taxable.
There is no capital gains tax in Hong Kong, withholding tax on dividends and interest or collection of social security benefits.
The salaries tax rate is at a maximum rate of 15%, imposed only on all salary income of individuals derived in or from Hong Kong. The salaries tax is paid on a yearly basis and can be paid in two installments, usually between December and March.
There is no sales tax or VAT in Hong Kong.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
I am a Mortal.
No amount of Healthcare will ever turn that around, will it?
What's the point of life, if you spend your entire life trying to stay alive?
I avoid Hospitals and Doctors at all costs, even if it means suffering.
See, once you get in their system, they keep you in the system.
They keep giving you more and more pills or shots. And those will cause you so many problems you never had before...
That isn't how to live.
Thats the walking dead!
Say NO to Drugs!
[edit on 20-4-2010 by muzzleflash]
Originally posted by muzzleflash
That is the problem though.
Because of our absurd legal system, people generally will NOT pull over to help you in a car wreck "these days".
Why? Because if you "help" them, and accidentally make the situation worse somehow, like by hurting them or something. They will sue you and ruin you over it.
So people usually won't help. And it is because of our absurd legal system, that allows frivolous lawsuits that are taken way out of hand simply due to Greed. Protectionism of pure unadulterated Greed is what got us here.
So if the OP is in a car wreck even today, it's likely no ones gonna pull over. They will prolly call 911 though. Reporting stuff to authorities makes people feel like they are "still helping you sorta".
Point is, our system is broke. You can't fix it with more laws. Thats the problem, we need LESS laws.
Simple and easy to understand ones.
I don't hate all doctors by the way, But I do question them. I have a right to know whats being put into my body, and I have a right to say NO.
You can call me paranoid, or ridicule me as a joke, but the fact is you have no RIGHT to tell me what kind of medical care I should have.
See my philosophy was about what kind of Healthcare program I wanted, and that was a super cheap budget (5$ a year) health care plan.
If you think I should have more Healthcare, are you offering to pay the bills?
Didn't think so...
I personally think Surgeons are the most easily trust-able profession in medicine. You can see a Surgeon working and you know what happens.
Most people pop pills without realizing the plethora of possible life threatening side effects are known to be linked with that drug. This is why I mistrust Pharmacology so much, because it is still such a highly misunderstood and unknown complex system. Even the smartest pharmacist knows very little about these chemical natures.
This is why every pill has side effects, sometimes adverse. We humans simply do not know what we are playing with here. It's fire, thats why I won't touch it.