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  •  There is a long list of folks who should have been (3+ / 0-)
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    And....Speaking of 'donut holes'....WTF?
    Why weren't our legislators as fired up about that when that insidious piece of sh*t was enacted?

    Where were voting seniors, in particular the seniors who showed up in historically disproportionate numbers during the 2010 midterms to protest vote against congressional Democrats, and usher in the tea party until 2020, after having received donut hole-filling checks courtesy of the Democratic party?

    Where was the breathless, weekly, daily and hourly coverage from Google News, Yahoo! NPR and the Associated Press, who have been all over Obamacare in a way that they never were for Medicare D or the Iraq war?

    Where was the penny-pinching, read-the-bill, deeply-principled, GOP lawmakers who did not pay for Medicare D and did not read or skimmed over the part of the bill that required seniors to pay more out of pocket, and forced many to choose between medicine and groceries?

    The overreaction to Obamacare and the under-reaction to Bush's and the GOP's unpaid for, poorly-executed Medicare D is one of the underreported political stories of the decade, since it was one of the most comprehensive, modern changes in health care delivery prior to Obamacare.

    "I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights." (From "You Said a Mouthful" by Bishop Desmond Tutu - South African bishop & activist, b.1931)

    by FiredUpInCA on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 07:34:04 PM PDT

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