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Medicare: Did You Really Pay For That?

DanB_Tiffin Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 8:24 PM
We all paid INTO it, but we did not pay FOR it. Can you grasp that? It is not paid for, at all. That is what the article is saying. That is the difference. The politicians who dealt this hand already got what they wanted out of the deal - votes. Some of those politicians are already dead and buried. They won! The citizens lost! Cry, scream all you want. www dot usdebtclock dot org look at the bottom line on that window!
psydoc Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 8:30 PM
Yep, Dan. I think we all get that. The politicians screwed the American people. Once LBJ broke the seal on the ss/medicare trust fund, and raided it, every pol since has done the same.
DanB_Tiffin Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 8:43 PM
You obviously get it. There are still so many in denial, however.
psydoc Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 8:48 PM
They need to come home, it is not safe in Egypt. De Nile will have to wait til later.

Dan, I am at the point of voting for the lessor of two evils cause that is what we have been presented for a very long time. Unfortunately, we have usually gotten the evil of two lessors.

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at

Last summer, Barack Obama riled a lot of entrepreneurs when he got carried away at a campaign event and told any American who had built up a successful enterprise, “you didn’t build that.” An even greater backlash awaits any politician who dares to tell Medicare recipients, “You didn’t pay for that”—for there are far more seniors than entrepreneurs in our country.

Time after time during Election Year 2012, seniors and near-seniors reacted to the slightest mention of Medicare reform with indignation and the emphatic insistence, “Don’t you...