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Pure Gold: Obama Blasts Medicare Cuts to Fund New Healthcare Program

Anonymous16936 Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 3:10 PM
"one out of every six hospitals and nursing homes that primarily serve Medicare recipients would go out of business, due to Obamacare's Medicare cuts. Those are cuts to current seniors." I participate with a group of performance dancers who go to senior citizen's nursing homes to entertain them. We don't charge these homes. It boggles the mind how poorly maintained these facilities are now. I'm sure the staff is doing the best they can under extremely difficult situations, the ones I've witnessed appear caring & gentle. But conditions of the homes are deplorable. Bad as they are, at least they are in existence, which it appears will not be the case very soon under Obama's plan. This is not acceptable.
Skinny10 Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 6:10 AM
I play violin in a small music group that visits nursing homes to entertain seniors and the disabled. The private nursing homes are terrific, from the staff to the condition of the building. It's the govt-run homes that are deplorable. They reek of everything you'd expect from a govt-run institution.

We generally try to reserve the "pure gold" label for truly irresistible instances of flagrant hypocrisy and irony.  To wit, our last usage came while flagging a clip of President Obama ripping into President Bush's "unpatriotic" accumulation of $4 Trillion in debt over eight years ... just after Obama eclipsed the $4 Trillion mark himself after just two-and-a-half years on the job.  That reminder seems especially relevant this week, since we now find ourselves on the precipice of blowing past the $16 trillion national debt mark.  It'll probably happen by week's end.  In any case, and without further...