On Thu, 22 Jul 2010 23:23:56 +0000 (UTC), Larry Blanchard
They've paid in all their lives, why shouldn't they? Had the had the choice
*very* few would. I *certainly* wouldn't. Medicare also has a special place
in everyone's heart. The government has made it pretty much mandatory.
IIRC the government should not be touching SS and Medicare at all except to
pay it back to those that have paid into it. The fact that government is
stealing from the SS and Medicare to pay its other debts is exactly what's
wrong with government.
They already borrowed the money they are now not wanting to pay it back.
they took all the cash (the crash) and gave us there debt (the bailout). We
need more tax cuts for the wealthy , oh please trickle down please ,else I'm
going to have to eat talking points, taste like chicken.
There are many problems with your analysis. "They" have no money to
"pay it back with". SS money wasn't "borrowed", no matter what the
cooked books say. I was simply a tax. Now that it's in the hole it's
no longer useful to the lefties.
BTW, the "Bush tax cuts" were *not* "tax cuts for the wealthy" (who
pays almost all taxes, anyway). They were tax cuts for everyone who
paid taxes which, unfortunately, is only half the population.
Yea, the same ones that know how screwed they are getting now with
Medicare(which *they* paid for), know how *screwed* that are going to get
If obama was concerned about the uninsured, why didn't he just start by
taking care of them and let the people that are happy and satisfied with
what they currently have alone. Best of both worlds, but that leaves people
with *choice*, something this administration doesn't like you to have.
The insurance providers cannot compete with the government, who writes
and enforces the regulations (controls them) and can print money at
will. In no time there will be one provider, the government...
Did I really have to explain that to a Texan?
An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
Because you don't get total domination over hundreds of billions of
dollars that way. His (sleeper Muslim/Socialist) way, the gov't takes
Exercise ferments the humors, casts them into their proper channels,
throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions,
without which the body cannot subsist in its vigor, nor the soul act
with cheerfulness. -- Joseph Addison, The Spectator, July 12, 1711
The president has said over and over "If you like your current plan, you can
I can't tell you how relieved I am that the government, in its infinite
benevolence, will allow me to keep my present insurance. After all, they
could have put me in jail if I wanted to make my own choice, but, instead,
in a spirit of freedom, are allowing me to do what I think best for myself.
Some would call that arrogance; The president hopes we'll recognize it as an
act of kindness and a generous gift.
Since they have no choice, I find your attitude a little odd.
Excuse me? Are you saying that Medicare-aged Americans are NOT free to
buy private insurance like they do now for supplemental coverage?
Dave in Houston
Is there insurance available for seniors? Are companies *allowed* to
provide it? No, it is *NOT* a choice.
Yes, insurance Is available for seniors. Yes, companies are allowed to
provide it. Yes, there are choices. They may not be choices you personally
approve, but there are choices. When pointing out the flaws in policy and
government, sticking to Real Issues is better than going after myths.
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