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On the Road to Death Panels

sparrish Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 11:22 PM
Which is why we cannot have a nationalized system. I'm not ready for soyent green yet. The government cannot determine the value of life. Private insurance when young and medicare when old does the job though if you are smart you will get supplimental insurance to go along with medicare to cover the holes in that system..

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...