Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
No, really? Well if they can't handle medical coverage for people over 65, how the hell are we supposed to trust them to handle it for everyone?Originally Posted by Glinda
Actually it is. Those same people who are now retired and pulling Medicare still put into the system for decades before they retired. There should have been a massive surplus in the system from what the Baby Boomers put into it. Instead, the system, like Social Security, has been plundered all along, even though everyone knew the situation we'd one day find ourselves in. Nobody in government looks to the future, they only care about today. Now that we're in the situation we've known was coming for decades... surprise, surprise... WE HAVE NO MONEY!Medicare's financial issues are not the result of government mismanagement.
Actually, the insurance industry and ambulance-chasing lawyers are doing most of it. Back when I was a kid, if my parents wanted to take me to the doctor, they took $100 (or whatever it cost, I don't remember) and I saw the doctor. There wasn't any insurance and costs were relatively low. It was just as profit-driven then as it is today, there just weren't as many costs built into the system as we have today.And what is causing the increase in the cost of providing health care services?
OUR PROFIT-DRIVEN HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY.
Please pretend you have a clue what you're talking about.
The clause you cite gives the power to tax.
It does NOT grant the power to create programs that provide for the common defense or the general welfare -- the clauses found in the remainder of the section do this.
If your interpretation of the clause is correct, then there would be no need for any of the other clauses found in the article, save the last.
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United StatesYour interpretation was rejected by the American people, boo dog. Get over it.Originally Posted by Goober
The same can be said your interpretation, boo dog.If your interpretation of the clause is correct, then there would be no need for any of the other clauses found in the article, save the last.
Section Eight was made to be intentionally ambiguous. It can be reasonably interpreted to limit the powers granted to Congress or to grant it virtually unlimited power.