Cut Medicare or Reward Wealthy...Duh...

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    Obama -- brilliant politician, timid leader - CNN.com

    It is a No Brainer and the Republicans will feel the pain of voters in 2012.
     
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    I'd like to cut medicare and cut taxes on everyone.
     
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    Medicare should have never been created. Votes won't matter if we, as a nation, no longer exist. Bankruptcy usually means an end to countries. Examples: USSR, Yugoslavia and the Roman empire.
     
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    The OP is engaging in a typical Obamanian "Faux Choice" scenario.
     
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    Jimmy, maybe you missed it...Obamacare?

    Rather than increasing quality of America’s health care, it duns Medicare by some $575 billion, reducing rather than increasing its viability and services it can offer.

    That reduction in the funding for Medicare is fifteen (15) times the amount the Party of Dependency would agree to cutting from the Obama budget.

    Care to comment now?
     
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    The public overwhelmingly wants spending reductions:

    Not that they’re cheering. Fewer people expect refunds this year than in previous years, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. But as Monday’s filing deadline approaches, the poll shows that 54 percent believe their tax bills are either somewhat fair or very fair, compared with 46 percent who say they are unfair.

    Should taxes be raised to eat into huge federal deficits? Among the public, 62 percent say they favor cutting government services to sop up the red ink. Just 29 percent say raise taxes.


    AP poll shows 6 in 10 Americans want spending cuts, not tax hikes « Hot Air
     
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    Yes, the public wants budget cuts, and deep. But when cuts for programs that help the poor and middle class are offset with tax cuts for the wealthy, the GOP has a problem. The Dems will drive it home in 2012.

    Re-elect the repubs so they can give more tax breaks to their wealthy friends, while we cut billions from the lower and middle class programs. They GOP has chosen their ditch to die in...
     
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    Obama is lying. The Ryan plan keeps benefits in place for current recipients, and phases in changes over time.

    Considering that the 2010 Financial Report of the United States (done with proper accrual accounting) shows Social Insurance programs having a cumulative net present value of negative $30T, these programs are already technically insolvent.

    We can either reform them now in an orderly manner, or wait for the system to collapse entirely.

    Now, which scenario would be less disruptive to The Poor?
     
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    Yup.. vote Democrat and wear rose colored glasses.. that's the answer..:lol:

    1.6 trillion dollar budget deficits... we can do that forever..no problem...:cuckoo:
     
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    How the fuck do you equate not robbing someone with cutting benefits to people who never provided for themselves? You sound sick.

    We will see just what we will see in 2012, old sport. 88
     
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