True Stimulus

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    Hmmm....wonder if this will help the economy?
    The Associated Press: 3,900 stimulus checks went to prison inmates
    The federal government sent about 3,900 economic stimulus payments of $250 each this spring to people who were in no position to use the money to help stimulate the economy: prison inmates.

    The checks were part of the massive economic recovery package approved by Congress and President Barack Obama in February. About 52 million Social Security recipients, railroad retirees and those receiving Supplemental Security Income were eligible for the one-time checks.

    Prison inmates are generally ineligible for federal benefits. However, 2,200 of the inmates who received checks got to keep them because, under the law, they were eligible, said Mark Lassiter, a spokesman for the Social Security Administration. They were eligible because they weren't incarcerated in any of the three months before the recovery package was enacted.

    "The law specified that any beneficiary eligible for a Social Security benefit during one of those months was eligible for the recovery payment," Lassiter said.

    The other 1,700 checks? That was a mistake.



    And these idiots want to run your health care....:cuckoo::cuckoo::cuckoo::cuckoo::cuckoo:
     
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    how would they be RUNNING your health care?

    what does RUNNING mean jr? regulating it, or owning it, as in gvt assets owning all hospitals and all doctors get a gvt pay check? or running it, as in, running medicare?
     
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    Like I said in a previous thread a czar will dictate what coverage you will be provided. That is what is meant by run....
     
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    How is setting a minimum level of coverage "running it"?
     
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    That isn't the only thing the czar will establish.
     
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    Yea......tell us about the Death Panels
     
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    How about the actual language from the bill?

    (a) IN GENERAL.—The Commissioner shall specify
    6 the benefits to be made available under Exchange-partici7
    pating health benefits plans during each plan year, con8
    sistent with subtitle C of title I and this section.


    Hmm...
     
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    and?????
     
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    Where does that specify Death panels?
     
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    This czar will determine what coverage you and I will get.
     

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