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  •  My 78-year-old aunt and I had a discussion (2+ / 0-)
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    Sue B, Calamity Jean

    about this one day.  She is a "shrink the size of government" and "the government shouldn't be subsidizing deadbeats" kind of Republican.

    I told her she was one of those people that the government subsidized, because she had a Medicare Advantage policy while I had regular Medicare.  I mentioned that although we paid the same amount for Medicare each month, she had more benefits than I did - eye care and hearing benefits - which I didn't have.  And the government was subsidizing her extra benefits by paying her PPO directly for them.  And I told her I thought it was unfair that she and I paid the same amount but she received more benefits because of the subsidy.

    She sputtered for a while, but she must have thought about it, because she no longer accuses President Obama of stealing money from Medicare in order to pay for Obamacare.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 10:05:35 AM PDT

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