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  •  Remember "midnight basketball?" (1+ / 0-)
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    RJDixon74135

    The catch-phrase of the right that supposedly showed the waste of any social spending?

    Well, the rights' equivalent is "Silver Sneakers," the Medicare Advantage Program that covers gyms for seniors.  That apparently has been subsidized under Medicare Advantage.

    The GOP: "You can always go to the Emergency Room."

    by Upper West on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 10:10:05 AM PDT

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    •  Hey, Midnight Basketball WORKED. (2+ / 0-)
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      ladybug53, susanala

      That stimulus bill was just the thing to jump-start us in the early 1990s.

      I've always thought it strange that people forgot this recent, well-documented example of a successful stimulus.

      •  Not only did it work (0+ / 0-)

        but before Clinton it was part of Bush's "Thousand Points of Light."

        But the phrase was pounded by Rush et al. for years so, in the make-believe world of wingnut unsubtle racism (after, who plays midnight basketball?) it is an unassailable example of welfare-queenism run amok.

        That it worked is not even a footnote in that world.

        The GOP: "You can always go to the Emergency Room."

        by Upper West on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 12:26:07 PM PDT

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