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Subject:  Re: Higher Medicare premiums for Top 25% Date:  4/14/2013  8:29 PM
Author:  JAFO31 Number:  72034 of 88486


<<<I hear that argument from time to time and it makes very little sense to me.>>>

"It makes sense to at least some people. From today’s New York Times:

Although the tax is technically split between employers and employees, economists agree that workers suffer the whole cost of the tax. Without it, workers could expect to have higher wages, not just lower taxes.

First, the author, Linda Sugin, never agreed that it would be a 100% gain.

Second, Linda Sugin, according to the byline is a law professor. I have no idea whether she has abny background in economics.

Third, who cany sayw ith absolutely certainity that the employer-side tax savings would not be invested into the business, used to pay dividends to the investors of the business or bonues to management, as opposed to wages to employees?

Regards, JAFO
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