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November 06, 2009




"Could someone please explain to me why we are even thinking of expanding health care coverage when we are not even close to adequately funding the present system?"

The short answer is that politicians are rewarded for spending, not saving. At most, they care only about what happens on their watch. Plus, there's the Democrats general belief that all social problems must be solved by government programs.

Dick Lepre


I do not see this as a Democrat v Republican thing. Bush created the Medicare prescription program. To me ignoring this is akin to planning a vacation next summer when a large comet is about to strike the earth in a month.

One more point. I made a mistake in the original post. The $34 trillion is Medicare A only. The total underfunding forn all 3 programs is $85.6 trillion.


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