Medicare for all.

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    As Baby Boomers we got shuffled into a huge group because returning war veterans came home and started families after an artificial pause of birthrate demography. Some of us who started school in the 1950’s remember class sizes of 40 students to one teacher.

    We were lucky because Alexander Fleming and Jonas Salk gifted us clever medications that could eradicate deadly viruses like Small Pox and Polio while fighting bacterial infections that were killing both old and young.

    But no one has come up with a cure for old age and so in 1965 Congress enacted Medicare under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act better known as Medicare. Medicare was established because the human frailty of aging is inescapable. In addition Medicare was put into place to provide medical coverage for people with disabilities that met certain criteria under the act.

    Medicare has worked well as it was designed but it is under attack from democrats that want to swamp it with millions of healthy, able-bodied citizens. Medicare-for-All, championed by Bernie Sanders, follows the playbook of all socialist plans in that it targets the weakest in society, in this case the elderly who through no fault of their own, just got old.

    Picture a pond with fifty fish in it all of the same species. The ecosystem remains in balance because the pond exists in a natural state. Now imagine someone dumping thousands of fish into the pond. What happens to those original fifty fish for which the pond was built? What happens to you when the pond is destroyed through the invasive dumping of interlopers that overrun and exhaust the resources of the environment?

    Socialism appears throughout history because its supporters know that unlike Polio or small Pox, there is no cure for stupid. When they get control of the educational systems they spread the stupid of socialism like its new idea because as educators they are paid by socialist policies. They intend to be on the controlling end of socialism while you and I head to the camps of poverty and second class medicine.

    Sander’s plan would outlaw all other forms of private health insurance by government edict. It’s the same closet communism we were warned against in those Comparative Government classes in the 1960’s before the National Education Association go its hands on educators.

    Old?-You are forgiven. Stupid?-That’s your fault.


    Medicare for All: A Disaster | The American Spectator | Politics is too important to be taken seriously.
     
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    Those how have paid into the Social Security and Medicare system have been law abiding citizens knowing that some day they will get to the golden years. But then there are a few, who decided to be decadent in their ways of life, so they get to suck off the spoils of the Marxist system that FDR set up, making it harder for the rest of US to live. I always believe that with certain actions comes consequences, if you want to be a HOLE in society, then you get nothing but emptiness when it is your time. I have no sympathy for people who are too stupid to know better. It is better to abort the children of these people in the millions like the liberals do every year, because then the stupid gene pool gets emptied. Kudo's liberals keep up the good work.

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    Federal entitlements need to be abolished. They're unconstitutional. And regurgitating a misguided and underinformed view of the general welfare doesn't make them constitutional, no matter how many times one does regurgitate the diatribe.

    Leave it to the states and I'll not say much about it. That's constitutional, at least.
     
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    Medicare was paid for years before it was needed by those retiring. It does not cover everything therefore supplements are needed. Medicare is still paid for even after a person retires. Some that paid in die before they use it.

    The problem with "Medicare for all" is some think that someone else will pay their share. They want free.
     
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    If this is true, then this really would not really be Medicare for All, since Medicare includes a strong free market insurance component.

    So, he is lying to us, as is anyone who is pushing it.

    I wonder how many know that. Probably very few.

    Medicare for All Doesn’t Mean What Americans Think It Means

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    There's nothing free-market about medicare at all.
     
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    And lollipops. Everyone should get free lollipops.
     
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    Yep. Smoke and mirrors, all the way down.
     
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    Slate?....Really?
     
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    Yes, really.

    If you see an error in the article, let me know.
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