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Medicare and Obamacare should merge


By tovarichpeter   Follow   Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 5:44am PST   433 views   2 comments
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http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2130982,00.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   Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 6:03am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 1

Universal healthcare is what we need.

elliemae   Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 11:27pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     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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