Congress has done something - Bipartisan love: Boehner, Pelosi strike deal to kick 'doc fix'

  • metta

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    Mar 20, 2015 3:02 PM GMT
    Bipartisan love: Boehner, Pelosi strike deal to kick 'doc fix'


    http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/19/politics/boehner-pelosi-doc-fix-announcement/index.html
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    Mar 20, 2015 5:04 PM GMT
    Good for the docs (at least the well-paid specialists). But Pelosi and the democrats are looking to fund it by screwing the middle class, as usual. As it is now, medicare patients who would be classed as upper middle class and wealthier pay substantially more for medicare than the general population. Pelosi proposes to lower the income level at which one would have to pay more, and increase the premiums.

    And Obama is asking for reductions in social security payments (drastically reducing the "cost of living" adjustments which are supposed to keep social security payments up with inflation. Sounds like a republican in democrat's clothing to me.
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    Mar 20, 2015 5:10 PM GMT
    "And Obama is asking for reductions in social security payments (drastically reducing the "cost of living" adjustments which are supposed to keep social security payments up with inflation. Sounds like a republican in democrat's clothing to me."


    Sounds sensible to me. If we keep 'over-investing' in old guys like us rather than educating and caring for our young, we'll be screwed.