Americans getting benefits, think they get no government help.

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    Aug 03, 2011 5:35 PM GMT


    http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/11/keep-your-government-hands-off-my-government-programs/



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    Aug 03, 2011 8:02 PM GMT
    This Vid is so true !! and here's another example with a little different twist, I like the story about the TBagger who was very vocal and obnoxious in his efforts to demonstrate against what he and his fellow Baggers were calling ObamaCare, discribing it as Socialism and carrying signs saying "keep your hands off my SS. Well this Bagger got a bit violent with one of the pro "ObamaCare" demonstrators and the guy returned the Bagger a 'fist sandwich'.

    Turns out the Bagger had to go to the hospital emergency room for his wounds and ran up a bill for about $1500 and he had no private insurance nor Medicare/Medicaid, so he came back the next day to initiate his own brand of socialism by asking his fellow Baggers to help pay for his hospital bill. From what I read, most of those who donated to his private solicialist request to cover his medical care, had Government run SS and Medicare. the Irony of this probably went right over their heads.
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    Aug 03, 2011 8:34 PM GMT
    He is 100% correct about the majority of Americans speaking against exactly what they love so much. That is why in order for conservatives to win elections they have to use wedge and fear issues and general speeches about big government without the majority of people understanding that trimming down government means trimming down safety net programs for creating more sustainability. If the majority of Americans understood this they would always vote liberal and America would certainly be doomed into complete fiscal insanity.

    He is right though about the fact that too much of our spending goes into things that aren't giving the American people more quality of life. But that's kind of the price when we want to maintain our status as the military superpower of the world -- it requires a lot of spending which in turn supposedly protects us from those who want to destroy us.

    But he overlooks the fact that socialized medicine programs can work in small some relatively homogeneous countries but that it cannot work in such a large heterogeneous country like America. Simultaneously, the European healthcare programs are moving unsustainability.
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    Aug 03, 2011 9:15 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidHe is 100% correct about the majority of Americans speaking against exactly what they love so much. That is why in order for conservatives to win elections they have to use wedge and fear issues and general speeches about big government without the majority of people understanding that trimming down government means trimming down safety net programs for creating more sustainability. If the majority of Americans understood this they would always vote liberal and America would certainly be doomed into complete fiscal insanity.

    He is right though about the fact that too much of our spending goes into things that aren't giving the American people more quality of life. But that's kind of the price when we want to maintain our status as the military superpower of the world -- it requires a lot of spending which in turn supposedly protects us from those who want to destroy us.

    But he overlooks the fact that socialized medicine programs can work in small some relatively homogeneous countries but that it cannot work in such a large heterogeneous country like America. Simultaneously, the European healthcare programs are moving unsustainability.


    If we cut defense spending, increased taxes on the rich, and taxed corporations sending jobs overseas we would be fine. It's honestly that simple.

    Aside from that your argument is somewhat invalid given your posting history.