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  •  I was at a party Saturday (6+ / 0-)

    One of the local multi-millionaires sat down next to me to chat . . .  I know, I know. . .but this is Middle of Nowhere Wyoming and poor as I am I live in a very affluent development ( minimum 20 acres or more per owner/occupant).  

    After about two or three comments about his being an old man. . .I think we are about the same age ( 70 something), He said, "I got an email today that says if ya live to 75 be grateful because Obamacare will stop Medicare for those 75 or older and you will have to go before a panel who will decide what care if any you can get.

    I smiled and told him I thought he was mistaken.  He assured me he wasn't because he read it in the email today.  I know there is no point in trying to dissuade these nuts from their delusions so I said "Well you know, as it is now, the insurance companies decide what care you can or will get that they will pay for and almost every medical procedure that is serious at all has to be pre-approved.

    He mumbled something about the court wouldn't let ObamaCare stand anyway and walked off.

    Why he would care is baffling, even if the lie were true, he has enough money to buy his own hospital if he needs one.

    *the blogger formerly known as shirlstars

    by Shirl In Idaho on Mon May 07, 2012 at 07:45:07 PM PDT

    •  I'm thinking that fear is a habit that's (1+ / 0-)
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      hard to break.  Accumulation is liable to becoming an obsession and anything is liable to being accumulated, including fears.  Paranoia is classified as a mental disease.  But, what if it's just a matter of people accumulating fears obsessively, instead of used postage stamps or aluminum cans or dogs or pieces of string or dollars?  Some obsessive accumulation doesn't bother anyone; some does.

      People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

      by hannah on Tue May 08, 2012 at 06:33:02 AM PDT

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