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  •  it is not easy to fix. The faults (1+ / 0-)
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    joedemocrat

    are sinking the whole budget. Why do you think everyone is taking about fixing it - the Rs by tossing it out to the wolves.

    Medicare is in serious trouble. That is what all the fuss is about.

    It is the MEDICAL COSTS THEMSELVES.

    I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... I'm asking you to believe in yours. Barack Obama

    by samddobermann on Wed May 04, 2011 at 05:27:33 AM PDT

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    •  Agree the medical costs are going sky high, but (2+ / 0-)
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      tegrat, joedemocrat

      eliminating profits for CEO's and stockholders would do a lot to bring down our costs.
      For example - Olive Garden just asked some of it's
      Salaried Employees to take a 50% an hour pay cut in order to keep dividends up for the stockholders.
      Its all about the dividends and that 2% who keep getting richer. They control the board and they want more and more every year.  
      Where does all that more and more come from?
      The rest of us.
      Single Payer - Gov'ment Insurance would at least keep
      the vampires from sucking more out of the system.
      And to all those who say:  But people who work in the
      Insurance Industry would lose jobs, I say:  "Nobody gave a shit for the last 30 plus years that many millions lost their jobs in the manufacturing industries and tech industries.  It was just the bottom line.
      Well, the bottom line here is:  Single Payer.

      United we stand - Divided we are all truly screwed. Keep them blaming one another - they'll never notice what's really going on.

      by Cassandra77 on Wed May 04, 2011 at 06:16:06 AM PDT

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