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  •  Medicare is not exempt... (2+ / 0-)
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    mightymouse, jimreyn

    this is going to be ugly.

    •  It pretty much is, actually. (0+ / 0-)

      Only cuts to Medicare providers are in the trigger (2%).  NOT Medicare benefits.

      •  So cuts to providers are okay? (0+ / 0-)

        It's hard enough to find a decent doctor that will accept Medicare NOW! What does your genius brain think will happen when doctors no longer take Medicare patients or only X amount of Medicare patients? Yea, just let 'em die! Fuck 'em, they're just old and disabled anyway.

        •  Dude.. you're not really thinking.. (0+ / 0-)

          It's not ok, but the cuts are trivial.  2%.  And yes, cuts to providers is far far better than cuts to benefits.

          And in exchange for this 2% cuts to providers we get $600 billion+ cuts to defense (and this DOESN'T include Afghan/Iraq) plus almost certain expiration of Bush Tax Cuts.

          This is a great outcome IF we have the balls to force the damn committee to fail.  

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