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On the Road to Death Panels

mcarlson96 Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 10:48 AM
Every civilization that has started universal pensions has fallen with 100 years. We must realize that the Universal pension is unworkable, as people do not have enough children to care for themselves.
traitorbill Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 11:40 AM
One thing that is predictable is that our politicians will kick the can down the road until the economy collapses. They are so fearful of cutting government spending that they still hide behind the fraud of zero based budgeting. The cowards don't have what it takes to fix the mess which they themselves put us in.
Petya Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 10:54 AM
The whole purpose of "universal pensions" - dating back to Bismark - is to current fleecing of people with a promise to pay back later. All universal pension schemes are similar to Ponzi scheme, except Ponzi was voluntary.

So whenever Obomba talks of Obamacare, or Romney of RomneyCare, or Bush of Bushcare (medicare Part D) - the natural reaction should be the same as to the robbery.

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...