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On the Road to Death Panels

pat1174 Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 12:49 PM
One of the main reasons that Michigan hospital parking lots are filled with Canadian licence plates is that we don't have National Health care.

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...