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... impact on Medicare of the runaway price inflation in the health care sector ... those working hard at lumping Medicare and Social Security together to allow them to pretend that there is a Social Security "crisis" are playing one of two games:

(1) the first is reneging on the 1980's deal to raise regressive payroll taxes up front, to build up the "trust fund", and then to raise the main general fund revenue sources ... progressive personal and corporate income taxes and capital gains ... to redeem those "special bonds".

(2) to "privatise" social security to win a new income flow for finance sector firms.

And of course, over and above those con artists, this is the Internet, so there is also the agents of D00m P0rn.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Mon Feb 9th, 2009 at 08:35:45 PM EST
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