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Seventy percent of dentists think a John McCain presidency would be better for dentistry than an Obama White House, according to a recent survey by The Wealthy Dentist. Most are keen to avoid tax increases and national health care.
September 3, 2008 (San Francisco, California) Dentists think a Republican president would be better for dentistry, according to a recent poll by dental practice marketing resource The Wealthy Dentist. Two out of three dentists surveyed said John McCain would be a better president for dentists. One in six favored Obama, and the
remaining one in six said there would be no difference between the two.
On an aesthetic level, it could be that Obama’s teeth would be a boon to dentistry. “Because of his sensational smile, Obama would give cosmetic dentistry a boost by being President,” said a Georgia dentist.
Most dentists believe that a Republican would be better for the economy. “Due to higher taxes by Obama, there will be less money to spend on dentistry,” griped a Louisiana dentist. “Obama will be a disaster, raising costs for employers and decreasing patient service," agreed a New Jersey dentist. "There will be less elective cosmetic services as the economy goes downhill!"
Some feel that a Democrat would be better for the economy. “Dentists generally trend Republican because of the perception that it will be better for higher-income individuals," wrote a New York dentist. "Democrats have demonstrated a more conservative approach to handling of fiscal matters. As dentistry is generally an elective service, a good economy will bring more income to dental practices than any tax break."
Many dentists fear the specter of national health care. “God forbid Obama gets in… socialized healthcare, here we come!!” moaned an Arizona dentist. “I think a national health care system would be more likely with Obama, which I think will be a disaster for the country,” agreed a Tennessee dentist.
Dentists were highly concerned about issues of taxes. “Obama is a classic Robin Hood Democrat: Tax the people who work to create wealth, and redistribute it to the masses who don’t,” sighed a Florida dentist. “The last thing I need is higher taxes,” said a California periodontist.
Dental practices are small businesses, and that’s of critical importance to dentists in choosing a presidential candidate. “Obama’s policies will negatively affect all small businesses," opined a New Hampshire pediatric dentist. "To him, we are all ‘rich people’ undeserving of consideration. McCain has an understanding that the dentists who put everything into their ‘small businesses’ should not be punished for reaping the
In the end, many believe that what’s best for the country will be best for dentistry. "An Obama presidency would be better for the country, and therefore better for dentists," declared a California orthodontist. “Whenever we become a more peaceful, productive society in the greater world, it is better for everyone. Obama is the only candidate who can bring more peace to the world and allow us to live collaboratively
with all other cultures,” said a New Hampshire dentist.
But some people will never be satisfied. “Both candidates should be considered enemy soldiers out of uniform, here to further facilitate the destruction of the US and to assist with plundering the wealth of Americans," raved a non-dentist from Texas. "The communist takeover of the United States is nearly complete."
"Breaking news: Dentists prefer Republicans!" joked Jim Du Molin, dental practice management consultant and founder of dental continuing ed website The Wealthy Dentist. "They’re very concerned about protecting their incomes and their businesses. I’m hardly surprised that they favor McCain to Obama by a margin of four to one!"
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