It’s rare that you see something as counterintuitive as Alicia Colon’s excellent one today:

“Before government programs like Medicare and Medicaid offered blanket coverage to those in certain income brackets, doctor office visits were as low as $10. Afterwards, Sutton Place and Park Avenue physicians started accepting indigent patients with this coverage and – Voila! – taxes went up and up. I can remember when there was no such thing as a New York City personal income tax. New Yorkers are the most taxed in the nation and if you don’t believe that check what’s on your phone bill, cable bill, utility bill, and notice all the sneaky supplementals; franchise fees, and special charges.”

Colon reserves her real ire for Mayor Bloomberg’s offensive plan to pay children for making good grades.