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  •  NO! to means testing (12+ / 0-)

    Why do people keep bringing that up?

    That leads to the nightmare that poor people have to deal with on a regular basis with Medicaid, SSI, and other social programs. Lots of forms with threats on them of fines and jailing if you don't do it right.

    Why do you think so many don't apply for those social programs, even if they are dying?

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    by splashy on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 02:19:32 PM PST

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    •  Exactly right (4+ / 0-)

      Why should we have to go through a demeaning and nasty process in order to prove we are entitled to SS.  It would turn it into a welfare program and that's way different from what it has always been thought to be. Why, why, why???  It's perverse and the Dems should be running like hell in the other direction because it will come back to bite them hard in the end.

      "It's called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it." ~ George Carlin

      by vigilant meerkat on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 05:49:21 PM PST

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