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Old 12-03-2012, 07:21 PM   #101
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Get out of the bubble. Tell me where I'm wrong. Is Social Security not paid for?
No, it's not as a matter of fact.

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Medicare is not in trouble because of prescription drugs which Bush added?
Medicare is in financial trouble, period. You're right later in this post that the problem is rising health care costs. You're wrong here to suggest that the problem is limited to the prescription drug program.

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The US is not spending 40% of the world defense budget? If you don't believe tons of money can't be cut out of wasteful defense practices then you're just burying your head up the ass of defense contractors.
I don't know what the right percentage is and I don't care because it's irrelevant. I don't know what a "ton" of money is but the tone of your statement tells me that you're way off on the amount of waste that can be cut from defense. In any event, the defense budget isn't a source of our fiscal problems and it's foolish to use the defense budget like a piggy bank so you can avoid dealing with entitlements that actually are the source of the problem.

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Stop pulling the argument to irrelevant tangents like you always do. If we really want to get serious about Medicare its not by cutting back services, its by working on skyrocketing medical costs. That is not something that can be solved in the budgeting process.
This is about the only thing you got right. It's a shame that democrats decided to ignore this problem and force a medical reform on the country that pursued universal coverage, wasteful levels of preventive care, and ubiquitous contraception instead. When is the President going to get serious about this?
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