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Entitlement Transfers Have Increased 727% in Last 50 Years

BK24 Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 8:14 AM
At 51 years of age, I'm old enough (just barely) to recall when American conservatives & quite a few Republicans held that Medicare was an unconstitutional usurpation of power by the federal government. Now the Republican ticket has sworn to preserve, protect and defend the Medicare laws of the United States. I have no problem predicting that in 20 or 30 years, the Republican ticket will swear to preserve the "rights" granted by ObamaCare. "What happened to the days of limited government?" asks Miss Ginsberg. They were undermined by the fact that too many American conservatives feel that its perfectly all right to vote for a liberal, just so long as he's not registered as a Democrat. If you vote for liberal candidates,
Duke Nuk'em Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 8:15 AM
Do you want the current alternative: ObamaScare?
BK24 Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 8:25 AM
I want a candidate who'll state - loudly and proudly - that repeal of ObamaCare is the first step in a program to repeal all federal meddling with insurance and health care - all the way back to Medicare/caid. That would be the program of a conservative party and candidate. That's not even radical - it's no more than a call for the feds to keep their activities within the constitution.

Mattieohmalley Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 9:03 AM
BK

A true conservative protects the rule of law and your claims are counter to that. It would not be prudent to rip out the system overnight. That would be anarchy, not conservatism.

I take it you have no CLUE what a conservative is or means. You are probably fairly illiterate too.
BK24 Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 8:15 AM
you'll get a statist government and a dependent society. If you doubt it, look around you.

As we all know entitlement reform is a big topic of conversation for this upcoming election. Will the Romney/Ryan plan break down Medicare? Will President Obama continue the constantly growing entitlement program?

In a new analysis from The Wall Street Journal we see that entitlement programs have grown at an average rate of 4% each year since 1960.

The growth of entitlement payments over the past half-century has been breathtaking. In 1960, U.S. government transfers to individuals totaled about $24 billion in current dollars, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. By 2010 that total was almost 100 times...