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    Re: Democrats Post Health Care Bill Online, Starting 72-Hour Clock

    Would you guys be happy with the bill if it did only cost $94 billion a year?
    That really is only a drop in the bucket compared to what the government wastes every year.
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    Re: Democrats Post Health Care Bill Online, Starting 72-Hour Clock

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I wasn't trying to imply the CBO was at fault, rather the numbers rarely seem to work out right.

    I'd love to read more on how the Medicare D numbers have stood up over time. Searching the web isn't something I am really able to do atm.
    In Jan of 2004, the CBO looked at the projected costs of the first 10 years of Medicare Part D and concluded that it would be $534b. In Feb of 2009, the CBO looked at the first years of data and adjusted its projections to say that the total cost would be approximately $549b. For my money, that's close enough for government work.

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Would you guys be happy with the bill if it did only cost $94 billion a year?
    It depends on what that $94b does.

    That really is only a drop in the bucket compared to what the government wastes every year.
    Really? How exactly does the government "waste" hundreds of billions each year? If we're wasting that money, why don't we stop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I live fear mongering.
    OK, let's fast forward to next Monday, and DEEM (pretend) that this thing passes.

    What will be the atmosphere? I'm telling you, it ain't gonna be pretty.

    I'm not predicting Rodney King verdict violence, but you are going to see a national uprising like you haven't seen in over a century.

    Those town halls you saw last summer will seem like cub scout meetings compared to this.

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    Re: Democrats Post Health Care Bill Online, Starting 72-Hour Clock

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    OK, let's fast forward to next Monday, and DEEM (pretend) that this thing passes.

    What will be the atmosphere? I'm telling you, it ain't gonna be pretty.

    I'm not predicting violence, but you are going to see a national uprising like you haven't seen in over a century.

    Those town halls you saw last summer will seem like cub scout meetings compared to this.
    Yeah, no controversial bill has ever passed before without rioting...

    Get a grip.
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    Re: Democrats Post Health Care Bill Online, Starting 72-Hour Clock

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Would you guys be happy with the bill if it did only cost $94 billion a year?
    That really is only a drop in the bucket compared to what the government wastes every year.
    You do understand that the progam doesn't start for 4-5 years, right?

    And this ain't gonna be the price tag, buddy. It'll be a lot higher. Not to mention, they've cut Medicare badly in this bill apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Yeah, no controversial bill has ever passed before without rioting...

    Get a grip.
    Not like this. No it hasn't.

    Name one.

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    Re: Democrats Post Health Care Bill Online, Starting 72-Hour Clock

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I'm not predicting Rodney King verdict violence, but you are going to see a national uprising like you haven't seen in over a century.

    Those town halls you saw last summer will seem like cub scout meetings compared to this.
    What makes you think this? I would be astonished if there's much of any response beyond what we've already seen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Not like this. No it hasn't.

    Name one.
    Er, our country's entrance into two wars, prompting millions of people to march? I don't remember rioting then.
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    Re: Democrats Post Health Care Bill Online, Starting 72-Hour Clock

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    You do understand that the progam doesn't start for 4-5 years, right?

    And this ain't gonna be the price tag, buddy. It'll be a lot higher. Not to mention, they've cut Medicare badly in this bill apparently.
    Do you have any proof of this or is it just a partisan opinion?
    What's wrong with cutting medicare, anyway?
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    Re: Democrats Post Health Care Bill Online, Starting 72-Hour Clock

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    What makes you think this? I would be astonished if there's much of any response beyond what we've already seen.



    Er, our country's entrance into two wars, prompting millions of people to march? I don't remember rioting then.
    Those wars weren't passed by reconciliation.

    Actually, as long as they go the reconciliation route, I don't see much of a problem. Republicans can present amendment after amendment after amendment ad nauseum until the mid-terms get here, then they can kill it.

    That's assuming it passes, of course, which is highly questionable.

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    Re: Democrats Post Health Care Bill Online, Starting 72-Hour Clock

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Not like this. No it hasn't.

    Name one.
    SS, Medicare.
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