Gary Johnson's advice to Republicans

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    If you are gonna go after Obamacare, then you should also fervently go after the gigantic entitlement (to big Pharma) that you passed under Bush in 2003, called Medicare Part D.

    Its not about consistency or principles, is it?
     
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    What do you mean?
     
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    The welfare bill to big Pharma that Republicans passed back in 2003. Why aren't rw kooks going after Medicare Part D and only going after Obamacare?

    According to the latest actuaries’ report, Medicare Part D will cost taxpayers — beneficiaries pay virtually nothing — $62 billion this year [2010]. This figure is expected to rise sharply in coming years to $150 billion in 2019. By 2030, Part D alone will cost taxpayers 1 percent of GDP. In present value terms, Medicare Part D adds almost $16 trillion to our national indebtedness. (That’s how much would need to be in a trust fund today to pay all the benefits that have been promised over and above the trivial premiums paid by beneficiaries.) That is why former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker has called the unfunded prescription drug benefit “the most fiscally irresponsible piece of legislation since the 1960s.”

    The prescription drug plan is about the worst giveaway you could imagine, just a pure, unadulterated sop to a bunch of politically connected voters...

    ... As Bartlett points out, George Bush and the House Republicans (including Speaker-elect John Boehner and budget whiz Paul Ryan) who voted overwhelmingly for it didn't even bother to pretend they were going to pay for it with tax hikes or spending cuts (kudos to Sen. John McCain and the handful of other Republicans who voted against it in the Senate).

    Happy Birthday, Medicare Part D! Now Die! Die! Die! - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine

    However, its more about Obamacare than consistency of principles, right?
     
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    Now I get ya. Thanks for explaining.

    Yeah, for most of them it's just partisan politics.
     
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    Those were ‘RINOs’ and other rightwing heretics – just pay attention to what conservatives are saying today, forget the past.
     
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    "Honest honey, this time I've changed, I swear! You'll see, if you just take me back, I'll never hit you again."
     
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    I've been wanting all new spending created since 2001 killed off. Including Homeland Security and the TSA. Fuck em.
     
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    Reason right there I don't trust the GOP yet.
     
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    I am listening to actual conservatives. I just made a post about it. You can find it here: http://www.usmessageboard.com/politics/171937-gary-johnsons-advice-to-republicans.html#post3767808. Or are you going to say that Gary Johnson is not a conservative?

    Why forget the past? It is not better to learn from it than to repeat the same mistakes? Or are you too ashamed to look at the past?
     
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    I'm sorry, Gary who? And his opinion matters why?

    Oh yea he's the little boy crying in the corner cause CNN didn't invite him to the party so now he has to stir up nothing to get attention.

    Nothing to see here move along folks....
     

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