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Medicare: Recipients Pay for Hamburger, They Get a Hamburger, but Taxpayers Are Being Charged for a Steak

Michael2944 Wrote: Sep 23, 2013 9:29 AM
For the people who say that if the money had been properly invested, then the growth of the money would provide 'steak' benefits. BUT - overall, the voters have not 'fired' and replaced the politicians that have looted the system ('borrowed' the money for present day spending that benefits the people buy votes...and then shift the burden of paying back the money to the kids and grand-kids. Well - our kids and grand-kids have every right to say that they are not responsible to pay for the party we had...and we can pound sand! If we can't clean up the problems that we made - why should we expect future generations to be burdened with excessive costs that they had no part in creating?? At some point, it will be necessary for a future generation to say that they are on strike and won't pay ...and I won't blame them one bit!
sashamanda Wrote: Sep 23, 2013 9:47 AM
Medicare started in 1965. People who started their work lives before then relied wholly or partially on their kids and grand kids to not only support their own Medicare but to also pay for their parents and grandparents. Americans have always paid for the previous generations.
Ann Anon Wrote: Sep 23, 2013 9:57 AM
Thank you for pointing out the truth of the matter. I well remember those days and taking care of Grandmother and Grandfather's doctor and hospital bills. Of course, before the government got involved the costs were a fraction of what they were a year after Medicare was adopted. The same as it will be for Obamacare.