Monday, July 10, 2017
How Much Is a Dead Poor Person Worth to the Wealthy? $3 Million
"There is a cost in lives for a lack of healthcare. How many additional people die a year is up for some debate by experts. Numbers range from 18,000 to almost 45,000, and that's at current population levels. But they agree that more people die when healthcare isn't available.
So, assume the population won't go up and that the estimated number who will die is on the low end of the spectrum. The repeal or delay of taxes is expected to be $541 billion over ten years, or an average $54.1 billion a year. Divide that by 18,000 and you get about $3 million a person. Each person will be allowed to die so that taxes can decrease and that the wealthiest can collectively retain that much money."
Posted by Craig at 7:30 AM