What all of you are ignoring is that when the economy comes back and people are back to work there will far more money flowing into the treasury.
....is going to result in your #'s 1-2-3. Gads. We don't even know what his proposal is. I'm so sick and tired of people who stand in the way of fiscal reform by whining, "Yeah, but don't cut this one!!!!!"Ryan’s preferred treatment for Medicaid, outlined in a policy booklet called “A Roadmap for America’s Future,” is to convert current federal payments to states into direct assistance in the form of $11,000 per year per recipient, which could be used to purchase private insurance. Read more: GOP plans $1 trillion Medicaid cut - Jonathan Allen - POLITICO.com
Thank you, Quazi!
How can this country get back on a sane fiscal stance with an electorate like this.
This post should be a wake up call to this country that it is on the wrong track. You would think that people on a site like this actually understand the issues at more detail than the population overall.
The plan is being unveiled on Fox right now.
Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
classic implementation of the republican starve the beast political strategy
eliminate the availability of revenues - in this case the $Trillion in tax savings for millionaires and billionaires
and to make up for that loss, make cuts - also a $Trillion - to diminish the availability of medical care for the elderly
Working in a pharmacy, I can tell you that almost 90% (or so it seems) of Medicaid prescriptions are spent on narcotics, birth control, and viagra. Things that are not necessary to life. The truth is, is that cuts need to be made, and they may hurt. We need to reform healthcare to make it cheaper. It wouldn't surprise me if we spend all the cut money on waste anyway.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
My sense is that the only way to really fix our problem is that dems will have to be realistic about entitlements and repubs will have to be realisitc about taxes. My understanding is that the proposal acknowledged the need for tac reforms but did not get into specifics.
It would also seem that not enough attention was on defense spending. But this plan was just to get the discussion on the table. It is not this way or the highway.
This could be a baseline on what is the key issue for the 2012 elections. Sort of like Ross Perot's " great sucking sound" of job outsourcing, which turned out to be true. It also led Clinton to be more fiscally sound than the two guys following him.
Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.