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Entitlement Reforms

Scott1488 Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 12:33 PM
Medicare 2.0. That is how Romney/Ryan need to market their plan - as "Medicare 2.0" or something similar. "A much needed upgrade to the current Medicare plan." And make the point that when Microsoft rolls out an upgrade to their software, no one in their right mind runs around declaring that "This will end Windows 95 as we know it!!"
D G Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 5:50 PM
Good analogy.

Also, Microsoft is not causing the national debt to increase by trillions of dollars as is the case with Medicare as we know it.

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...