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I'm a physician a few years out of residency and will be affected by measure 66. I will be voting "no" on the measure.
In order to get to my current income I worked 80-100 hours per week during residency and continue to work long hours including nights, weekends and holidays. I don't live extravagantly and put a substantial percentage of my income each month towards paying off huge student loans.
I am sick and tired of hearing how I’m so “rich” and “don’t pay my fair share” of taxes. I pay more taxes, both state and federal, than most of those who will vote in favor of measure 66. Additionally I don’t qualify for may tax deductions (cash for clunkers, student loan interest credit) because of income cut-offs. Yet somehow I’m not paying my fair share?
Those in favor of measure 66 claim that professionals and employers won’t really leave the state if this passes. They’re wrong. I’ve already started looking. Think of that the next time you can’t get into see your or your child’s physician in a timely manner.
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