As immune as I am to government stupidity, every now and then a story surprises me for its lack of even internal logic. Here's one from a NY Times article entitled "With Medicaid Cuts, Doctors and Patients Drop Out", which explains why Michigan's governor is proposing a new tax on doctors:
This year, Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm, a Democrat, has revived a proposal to impose a 3 percent tax on physician revenues. Without the tax, she has warned, the state may have to reduce payments to health care providers by 11 percent.
Thankfully, and not surprisingly, doctors are smarter than the Michigan politicians and their electorate:
New doctors, with their mountains of medical school debt, are fleeing the state because of payment cuts and proposed taxes. Dr. Kiet A. Doan, a surgeon in Flint, said that of 72 residents he had trained at local hospitals only two had stayed in the area, and both are natives.