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Sequester: Not Even a Cut

ww10 Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 7:10 AM
Wait a freaking minute John, I worked from 16 years old till I joined the army in my 20s then I worked till I was 62 and my broken body stopped moving well. I paid for my damn SS and medicare and still pay for it. The feds don't owe me I paid for it and they took it from me. I know the feds stole the money but ijust want them to keep cashing the IOUs till I die. Parasites are on mediaid and welfare, make them oick watermelons like iI did for their freebees!
Manny41 Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 9:04 AM
Over the course of your working life, you paid plenty into Medicare and SS. BUT, you must realize that SS was NEVER intended to pay out anything. It was started when life expectancy was 62.4 men, 64.4 women - no pay. The costs for end of life medical treatment far outstrip the Medicare contributions of most recipients. Medical science has extended life expectancy far beyond what was anticipated in 1965 - 66.4 men 73.7 women. Both programs are square pegs in round holes. They can not financially work, yet we insist that they must. Only by stealing from our children can we fund them.
bbtruth Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 10:05 AM
Sad, but true. Had people put more thought into it before it was allowed to become law......That's neither here nor there. Most people consume far more than they ever put in the system, yet are indignant when their "entitled" "benefits" are put on the chopping block. I am currently paying into the system and very likely will never see a penny of it. You're welcome.
SMyles Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 1:02 PM
Medical care would not cost so much if gov. would have stayed out of that too. So screw the seniors I guess. What have they done for you lately right?
TommyMaq Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 3:42 PM
Or, in short, the money taken out of a Ponzi Scheme is not "profit" because fraud isn't a form of investment.

If you're reading this, you've survived the "sequester" cuts!

That may surprise you, since President Obama likened the sequester to taking a "meat cleaver" to government, causing FBI agents to be furloughed, prosecutors to let criminals escape and medical research to grind to a halt!

The media hyped it, too. The NBC Nightly News said, "The sequester could cripple air travel, force firefighter layoffs -- even kick preschoolers out of child care!"

The truth is that the terrifying sequester cuts weren't even cuts. They were merely a small reduction in government's planned increase in spending. A very...