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Entitlement Reforms

Kent24 Wrote: Aug 31, 2012 4:13 PM
Thank God for modern medicine. It has saved the lives of many of my family members. Most of the fat a**es I see today would be dead if not for modern medicine

For those of us who like to believe that human beings are rational, trying to explain what happens in politics can be a real challenge.

For example, that segment of the population that has the least to fear from a reform of Medicare or Social Security is the most fearful -- namely, those already receiving Medicare or Social Security benefits.

It is understandable that people heavily dependent on these programs would fear losing their benefits, especially after a lifetime of paying into these programs. But nobody in his right mind has even proposed taking away the...