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On the Road to Death Panels

1960Republican Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 6:27 AM
Oh, I shoulc have mentioned that, healthy at age 74, my fate has been very good, character not so much. I do believe if you have not gotten "it" in, by age 70, it is unlikely medical services will get it done for you.
samplin Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 8:10 AM
Life style is a DP. Sometimes genes are as well. Both my spouse and I have so far, played the hands we've been dealt well. But we still won't get out of here alive.

With the first presidential debate and the only vice-presidential debate behind us, it seems pretty clear that so-called "social issues" are not going to get much attention in this year's presidential politics.

It's unfortunate, I think. We deceive ourselves to permit the assumption that values and behavior are not the real drivers behind our economic problems.

The fiscal crisis of our entitlement programs is the direct result of these values and behavior.

The fiscal soundness of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is rooted in the assumption that those...