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  •  FRAMING ALERT: Ryan's plan is not a VOUCHER (13+ / 0-)

    it's a COUPON.

    Let's stop calling it a voucher. It's a coupon.

    You know how you get coupons in the mail or in the newspaper for shit you would never buy? Or how you have to buy 10 of item X before you get 15 cents off?

    This plan is a COUPON. The CIUPON has no actual value. Seniors cannot cash it in to pay for anything else. It is a COUPON that allows seniors a discount on a private health insurance policy. It is DISCOUNT COUPON for fuck's sake.

    Next time and every time you talk about this, call it a DISCOUNT COUPON. It's a 7,000 or 8,000 dollar COUPON that gives the holder a DISCOUNT on health insurance premiums.

    If your premium is only 7000 dollars, bully for you. If your over 65 and your premium would be three times that, your DISCOUNT COUPON is useless unless you buy the other 14,000 dollars worth of coverage.

    If you are a political operative or know other political operatives, please pass this along. I'm sick of democrats calling this thing a voucher. It's a fucking coupon.

    I've become re-radicalized. Thanks a lot you bunch of oligarchical fascist sons-of-bitches. But once again, I have no choice. Bring it the fuck on.

    by mdmslle on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 10:48:46 AM PST

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