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  •  The Republican effort to destroy Medicare (15+ / 0-)

    deserves to be viciously attacked, not just joke about.  This is deadly serious in what it would do to people, so having a little bit more bite on that instead of just making fun would have been better.  

    Debra Bowen on Ryan budget: "Let's be clear: these are not simply 'cuts,' and this is not simply 'reform.' This is fundamentally abolishing Medicare as we know it and replacing it with a voucher system".

    by PeteB2 on Fri May 06, 2011 at 09:16:42 AM PDT

    •  It should also be attacked for what it is (14+ / 0-)

      A direct transfer of huge amounts of Tax Payer dollars right into the coffers of big insurance, inc.

      So the voucher is $8500? Whatever the amount, what private insurer in their right minds would give much in the way of benefit to a 70 year old. I would imagine you could have doctor visits for a mere $100 co-pay and one free physical a year. That would be about it.

      It's easy enough to explain it this way- not only are the Pukes intent on destroying medicare as we know it, they're doing it in such a manner that sees private insurers receiving huge sums of Tax Payer lucre with no guarantees they'll have to actually deliver any benefit whatsoever to those 65+. It's a naked transfer of wealth from all Americans to a small group of major shareholders in these companies.

      Seriously folks, with the attendant medical problems of people in that age group, how would it be possible for insurers to deliver anything like the benefits medicare offers for practically any amount of "voucher" money? It's just stupid to think this is anything more than another Puke engineered boondoggle to further enrich the already obscenely wealthy while Americans who have worked hard their entire lives drop like flies for lack of medical care.

      It's simply that evil and yes, America, please finally understand that the Pukes do not mean well, they mean to loot you and leave you to die when you can't produce any more loot for them. All because they believe that wealth equals supreme merit and only the meritorious deserve a place at the "Democracy" table. And all the effin' money in the country too.

      "The rich will strive to establish their dominion and enslave the rest. They always did... they always will. . ." Governeur Morris

      by Dave925 on Fri May 06, 2011 at 09:30:59 AM PDT

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    •  ON second thought (9+ / 0-)

      I read her note too quickly and didn't translate her ending "Have a nice weekend" properly.  

      She says that immediately after highlighting their vote to end Medicare as we know it as anything but confusing to the American people.  

      So though she's saying "Have a nice weekend", it's really "You put this albatross around your neck voluntarily, and I take much pleasure in making sure it stays there".  

      That's what I get for underestimating Pelosi.  She does rock.  

      Debra Bowen on Ryan budget: "Let's be clear: these are not simply 'cuts,' and this is not simply 'reform.' This is fundamentally abolishing Medicare as we know it and replacing it with a voucher system".

      by PeteB2 on Fri May 06, 2011 at 09:34:14 AM PDT

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