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1/3 of my paycheck goes to tax!

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Jules A is a MSN and specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

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so true.

and furthermore, us single people don't get a break for marraige or kids. I am very lucky to have a 401K...I just pray that the market doesn't take a nose dive when it's time to retire. My parents lost so much money, and unfortunately don't have many working years left to make up the difference.

Keep in mind with the stock market as with the housing market when John Q Public jumps on board and is toasting how things have never been better it is time to take your marbles and go home. People close to retirement need to adjust their funds accordingly.

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I have a solution, but it is generally looked upon as harsh and non-theraputic.:D

Oh go on.......tell us what your solution is.:lol2:

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amarilla has 2 years experience as a RN and specializes in MS, ED.

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Not enough. Send more.

Sincerely, Barack Obama.

HAHAHAHHAHAH! So fitting! :lol2::lol2:

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nerdtonurse? is a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, Telemetry.

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1/3? That's all?

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pedicurn is a LPN, RN and specializes in CVICU, Obs/Gyn, Derm, NICU.

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yet those of us suffering from evil socialised healthcare are playing the same or less ... and getting access to the services we pay for.

Well yes .... mostly so here in Australia ... however there are waits and not all treatment is available.

And often these issues result in outcomes that are unacceptable.

Those with lots of money can speed up the process and obtain treatment generally not available to the masses. They can have a better outcome because they have the money.

Thus 'optimal outcome' doesn't always happen with socialised medicine.

Unfortunate.

Socialised medicine is not always the utopia it's made out to be.

However I am grateful that we have it. I wont become destitute if I have a major health issue. Don't have to worry about it .....and for that I am grateful to have our system

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MN-Nurse is a ASN, RN and specializes in Med Surg - Renal.

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I see it like this, I work 3 days 12 hour shift a week. For those 2 days, I get paid; And on the 3rd day I work for free. Sucks....esp when my feet are sore from standing all day running back and forth.. I do appreciate living in a free, safer place than anywhere else in the world. But when i see someone abusing their health with cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, etc., then us paying for their health services and get treated like crap, I find it abusing. I dont even think in my current age that by the time I retire, there wont be enough money (that we put in now) for social security.

I don't think you do appreciate living in a free, safe place if you think you are "working for free" when you pay taxes to live in that place.

I don't like that people abuse substances either. But the question is: What do we do about it?

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SharonH, RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg, Geriatrics.

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It sounds like you need to reduce your taxable income. Are you maximizing your 401K? What about flexible spending accounts? If 1/3 of your paycheck is going to be taken out, at least the money would be going directly to your benefit. That's much more therapeutic and practical than grousing about welfare patients.

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SharonH, RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg, Geriatrics.

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I work in a large inner city hospital,am raped and pillaged each week for $500 in taxes.

The clientele?.... crackheads, crackwhores, gun shot wounds... etc.

You better believe they know the "customer service" mantra and expect the finest of treatment.... on MY dime.

For God's sake, get another job......

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Not_A_Hat_Person has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Geriatrics, Home Health.

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Im dissapointed they deduct so much in my paycheck every 2 weeks. I dont even make that much since I have less than a year experience. Then when I think about those patients that come to the hospital treating me like their own personal servant and on govt insurance. I get irritated. Why? The taxes they deduct on my hard earned paycheck contributes to this patient's hospital stay and in return, this patient treats me like his personal servant. So im paying him so he can treat me like his personal servant. Does anyone feels this way? Not all pt are like this, but theres a couple every shift.

Do you feel any better when a rich private-pay patient treats you like their personal servant?

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MunoRN has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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A 33% tax rate would mean you're making $209,000 a year or more, a little less if you have state income tax but still well over 6 figures. Even then you would only be taxed at the 33% rate for what you make beyond $209,000. Personally I'd love to be taxed at 33%, the $200 grand a year might make me feel a little better.

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Jules A is a MSN and specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

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do you feel any better when a rich private-pay patient treats you like their personal servant?

actually in a way, yes, i do. for me, and maybe i'm just an old fashioned gal, there is an expectation of gratitude when getting something so expensive for free especially when i expand it to consider that i'm also kicking in to pay their bill. overall since i work in the inner city poor patients are my mostest favorite but not when they act like they are at a fancy spa in arizona.

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actually in a way, yes, i do. for me, and maybe i'm just an old fashioned gal, there is an expectation of gratitude when getting something so expensive for free especially when i expand it to consider that i'm also kicking in to pay their bill. overall since i work in the inner city poor patients are my mostest favorite but not when they act like they are at a fancy spa in arizona.

then i feel you are in the wrong business.

as nice as it would be for all patients to be grateful for the care we provide, human being don't always act the way we would like them too........and to suggest that people should behave a particular way based on what type of insurance they have is odd to me.

i don't believe patients sense any correlation between behavior and insurance .....however care providers might....and that is a problem. if you have preconceived notions of the uninsured or you are less tolerant of them, i stand by my words...you are in the wrong business.

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