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  •  I agree with you, and no, (1+ / 0-)
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    you did not equate Medicare/Medicaid with OASDI. But the thread above was taking a strong turn about Obamacare, Medicare, Medicaid, and your post was one that seemed to recognize the difference. I do think that the HI issues will have to be on the table during budget discussions because they are partly or completely funded out of general tax revenues. But not OASDI. That was the distinction I was trying to make. Sorry if I left the wrong impression.


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      and I agree with this comment, too. HI issues will need to be on the table. I have this fantasy that those negotiations could be used to push Obamacare closer to a public option, but as I said, it's a fantasy.

      It's making me really nervous, though, that the MSM seems to lump all these programs together. The meme that SS will need "reform" has gotten way too much traction for my comfort.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 03:26:08 PM PST

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