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PRESS RELEASE: Give Rural Doctors A (Tax) Break

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    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health Give Rural Doctors A (Tax) Break Libertarianz Deputy Leader and Masterton GP Richard McGrath backed National MP
    Message 1 of 1 , May 16 2:45 AM
      PRESS RELEASE
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      Health

      Give Rural Doctors A (Tax) Break

      Libertarianz Deputy Leader and Masterton GP Richard McGrath backed National
      MP Lynda Scott's call for urgent action to stop rural doctors walking away
      from their practices, but suggested a slightly different approach from the
      one suggested by Dr. Scott.

      "Michael Cullen should announce an immediate exemption from all forms of
      taxation for rural doctors," smiled Dr. McGrath, freely admitting that he
      would probably gain from such a move.

      "This could be coupled with the abolition of all taxpayer subsidies for
      medical care," he added, saying that doctors, as much as anyone else, need
      to wean themselves off the State tit.

      "Since the days of Michael Savage, GPs have gorged hungrily on Nanny's
      nipple. It's time they were tossed off the benefit and allowed to market
      their services unhindered by an addiction to OPiuM - Other People's Money."

      Libertarianz would dissolve the Medical Council and speed up the immigration
      process for doctors from other countries. "In fact, we would allow open
      entry to this country to anyone, provided they obeyed the laws of the land
      and didn't expect to sponge off others," stated Dr. McGrath.

      "Dr. Scott, unfortunately, believes that the solution to a problem created
      by Statist politicians is yet more government intervention," he said.
      "Perhaps a hands-off policy would be best here. Leave doctors free to charge
      the true market value of the services they offer, and stop the IRD from
      stealing half of what they earn."

      He added that the money saved from ending subsidies for medical treatment
      could be used to boost the police force, "in particular their efforts to
      catch people who tax banks at gunpoint."
       
      It's enough to make you vote Libertarianz!

      ENDS

      For more information contact:
      Dr.Richard McGrath
      Libertarianz Deputy Leader
      LIBERTARIANZ SPOKESMAN FOR HEALTH DEREGULATION
      Phone (025) 2300 868
      mongrel@... 

      www.libertarianz.org.nz
      www.libz.org


       

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