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Nov 17, 2017

@binarybits @jamie_love that’s certainly not the standard that defines income for tax purposes!

Nov 17, 2017

@rsjanabasis just will our way out of it. Axing off our leg because we refuse to be held hostage to the injustice of our adversary’s bear claw has a certain appeal, but it may not always be the right thing to do.

Nov 17, 2017

@rsjanabasis Bad policy gets capitalized into prices, and it gets “capitalized into” the requirements of ordinary life. The proponents of bad policy cynically rely on this. They engineer it. But just because a thing is cynical doesn’t mean it isn’t true. If we’ve fallen into a trap, we can’t

Nov 17, 2017

@rsjanabasis Path dependency matters. I’d agree with you now. But if ten years from now, regular people had arranged their affairs so their ability to finance their lives hinged on the terrible bank-fee deduction, then some phase-out or comprehensive reform absolutely would be necessary.

Nov 17, 2017

@rsjanabasis deductability of employer-paid insurance, but it’s not. Until we get a reasonable and universal health-care system, we still need whatever we have to help humans who get sick and can’t pay.

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