Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

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    http://mwhodges.home.att.net/soc_sec-a.htm

    What a freaking scam, socialism at it's worst. Inefficient social programs, now let's add a new entitlement...Universal healthcare. When is the government going to stop wasting our money on these failed programs?
     
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    Perhaps they could waste it on another somewhere :rofl:
     
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    Ohh they will if they can.
     
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    Iran?
     
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    No, A Government, especially ours, will spend every dime plus more it can get its hands on. Remove one program and 5 more crop up. We have elected officials spending millions on pet projects all across this country, some of them projects with absolutely no redeeming feature except they spend government money in the persons district or State.

    It is one thing to look out for ones constituants it is far from that what our elected officials do in the Senate and the House.

    Hell the programs mentioned would be in better shape then they are if the funds were not ( in the case of Social Security) General funds, available to be used for any Government spending anyone can dream up.
     
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    Pork-barrelling. We do it too. It's a bloody disgrace.
     
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    Like the wizard of oz some people need to go out in search of a heart. If a society cannot support its own it has no right to call itself a society. If for this brief second of time that we exist, we are so selfish we cannot support each other than we are a sad species of primitive being.

    excellent site
    http://www.swans.com/library/art14/desk067.html

    "Following the money is not easy in this global economy and all the schemes and scams that dot its landscape. Take, for example, the path of $16 billion in contracts the U.S. awarded KBR, the former subsidiary of Dick Cheney's Halliburton, for work in Iraq; money that was funneled through shell companies in the Cayman Islands in order to avoid paying US taxes, while Iraq's reconstruction languishes. Or consider the growing number of billionaires on planet Earth in a zero-sum economic game that rewards the lucky few with diamond-studded dog collars, and sends pets-turned-financial-burdens back to the shelter for the unlucky many victims of the subprime-credit-housing scandal that has only scratched the surface. Our Martian Blips..."
     
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    It wasn't the wizard that was searching for a heart, it was the Metal Lumberjack. And it turned out he always had one. Just as your claim we have no heart is bogus.
     
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    What would you suggest we have instead? Should we not ensure a standard of living in America?
     
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    Govt can't ensure a standard of living. People are responsible for their own successes or failures and have no business in blaming others for their own shortcomings.
     

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