Sunday, June 14, 2009
That's what you get with this government running health care. No one really believes these programs are working well for patients or practitioners, do they? Practitioners get paid so little, they can't afford their liability insurance. Patients can't get the diagnostics they need because either they are limited to how many per year, or they just can't get in the door. Recipients are still responsible for large out of pocket expenses. And a lot of things are not covered.
$1 trillion for a new program. At the same time, they are cutting payments for the current ones - why? Because we can't afford the programs!
So, how will we pay for the new one? By taxing health care programs, of course. The system is broken because no one can afford the premiums for health care insurance, let alone health care itself. So, let's make it more expensive.
This crew is so stupid, and for some reason, everyone is buying this nonsense.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Yup. Take a $5 bill out of your wallet. Now, take $1 and give it to someone else.
From USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-06-03-benefits_N.htm
By Dennis Cauchon
Benefits, such as Social Security, food stamps, unemployment insurance and health care, accounted for 16.2% of personal income in the first quarter of 2009, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reports. That's the highest percentage since the government began compiling records in 1929.
In all, government spending on benefits will top $2 trillion in 2009 — an average of $17,000 provided to each U.S. household, federal data show. Benefits rose at a 19% annual rate in the first quarter compared to the last three months of 2008.
Oh sure, and with interest rates up by 50%, energy costs soon doubling, and inflation eating something like 10% of our spending power each year - we can afford it. Noooo problemo.