Medicare and Obamacare should merge

By tovarichpeter   follow   Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 5:44am PST   ↑ Like   ↓ Dislike (1)   1,760 views   2 comments   Watch (0)   Share   Quote,9171,2130982,00.html

The approach of the so-called fiscal cliff has unleashed a torrent of inanity in Washington. The cliff is an artificial impediment, a testimony to the ineptitude of the last Congress, an overreaction to our overhyped long-term deficit problem. I don't want to see middle-class taxes raised, but I'm not convinced that there would be severe consequences if we took a Thelma and Louise. We would return to the Clinton-era tax rates, which some economists say would result in a recession. But that's what economists were saying when the Clinton rates took effect in 1993--and the economy boomed. The $500 billion...


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Peter P   befriend (5)   ignore (4)   Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 6:03am PST   Like   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 1

Universal healthcare is what we need.

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 11:27pm PST   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 2

There was a proposal on the table to make the Healthcare Reform Act basically a Medicare plan. It was shot down.

By big insurance.

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