Neither side wants to cave in and appear weak to their constituents, both sides are betting that the other side will take the blame for the shutdown from the people.
The GOP keeps putting forth proposals that they know the democrats will not agree too and they know they cant get it passed just having the house...the democrats wont budge because they know it cant pass without them...sigh
YouTube - President Obama's Pledge Never to Raise Taxes on Anyone Making Less Than $250,000 a Year
meanwhile, obamacare raises more than THREE QUARTERS OF A TRIL
Director's Blog » Blog Archive » Additional Information on CBO’s Preliminary Analysis of H.R. 2
compare and contrast
Obama sends Congress $3.73 trillion budget - Yahoo! News
GOP budget chief calls for $6.2 trillion spending cut - CNN
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CBO Says GOP Medicare Plan Would Double The Cost Of Health Care For Seniors - Rick Ungar - The Policy Page - Forbes
Here is the CBO document: http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/121xx/doc...yan_Letter.pdfAccordingly to the CBO estimates, the program would result in seniors paying twice as much for their care – a sum that would total more than $12,510 a year.
then, by all means, demagogue it, kill it
That 6 trillion spending cut plan is sure interesting: http://budget.house.gov/UploadedFile...rityFY2012.pdf
Yes, that is the link to the actual plan. Always a good thing to include, funny how it was not in theprof's linking.
There you have it, trickle down economics part 2. Give money to the wealthy and the poor, well they are poor, so who cares about them.Sets top rates for individuals and businesses at 25 percent
What this is saying is that come 2022, people who move into Medicare would get a voucher to buy insurance from private companies with. Problem 1: private insurance companies have higher costs than Medicare and have to turn a profit. So seniors end up footing a much larger bill. Problem 2: Seniors need alot more health care, which would drive up the cost of health insurance for every one. The CBO report linked previously details all this.While there would be no disruptions in the current Medicare fee-for-service program for those currently enrolled or becoming eligible in the next ten years, all seniors would have the choice to opt into the new Medicare program once it begins in 2022. No senior would be forced to stay in the old program. This budget gives seniors the freedom to choose a plan that works best for them and guarantees health security throughout their retirement years.
These reforms also ensure affordability by fixing the currently broken subsidy system and letting market competition work as a real check on widespread waste and skyrocketing health-care costs. Putting patients in charge of how their health care dollars are spent will force providers to compete against each other on price and quality. That’s how markets work: The customer is the ultimate guarantor of value.