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View Diary: Washington Makes It Clear: Medicare Will Now Be Targeted to Pay Down Deficit (35 comments)

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  •  Obviously, the smart way to handle this (6+ / 0-)

    is for Obama to force Repubs to put their money where their mouths are, by telling them that if they're serious about deficit reduction and want to do it mainly through cuts to entitlement programs, then great, allow Medicare D to negotiate drug prices and import drugs, scale back Medicare Advantage even further, and end all those Scooter Store-like scams that rip off Medicare in the billions. Oh, and what about those "tax expenditures" (i.e. subsidies to big corporations and the rich) they keep saying they want to cut? CUT them!

    Now, whether or not he will do this, is another question. But he does have some political leverage here, if he chooses to use it.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 07:06:36 AM PST

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