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Entitlement Reforms

Original2 Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 3:50 PM
I totally agree!!!!! Anybody who is selfish enough to spend 8 years in college and another 2 to 4 years establishing themselves in a specialty should make no more money than any union carpenter's apprentice!!!!!! They are sooooo selfish, they do not contribute all their free time to those po' folk down in da ghet-to (who would FLOCK to a lecture by a medical doctor)!!!!!!!!!!! People who work hard and deny themselves instant gratification should give ALL their gratification to lazy losers !!!!!!!!!! Because doctors are selfish!!!!!! You moron.

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...