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  •  Isn't that depressingly vague? (0+ / 0-)

    I mean this proposal is just about as unserious as the Simpson-Bowles proposal.

    Actually, given that no one is really able to step up and offer a real plan to curb the long-term deficit (this should surprise no one because the truth is, as many others have mentioned, the long-term deficit is all health care and we simply don't know how to tame health care inflation; the pilot projects in ACA are the 2nd most important part of the bill, way way more than the public option, the reason you know this is true is that Medicare inflation is no better than private insurance inflation so don't even bother pretending with me that a single payer system even would be enough to solve this problem), I think that we really ought to just stop worrying about it too much and solve the problem when the crisis (inevitably) hits. This is just a problem that neither side is going to be willing to solve until the cataclysm so I don't know why we bother even talking about it.

    Give me liberty, or give me death!

    by salsa0000 on Tue Nov 16, 2010 at 11:57:14 AM PST

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