reply to post by calcoastseeker
Yes the USA government is a Big Ponzi scheme. It started when they passed the Social Security Act. They never planned on people living so damn long
after they retired. If you are 30 or younger don't plan on it being there when you retire. The whole country is screwed.
I've posted this on other threads, but it's worth repeating for those that have not seen it.
This "Stimulus" Bill is a trojan horse. One of the dirty little secrets regarding this bill is that it is stealing funds from the social security
The $400.00 that each worker gets in tax credits is actually an elimination of the 6.2% social security tax on the first $6,500 of your income. This
reduced social security tax is for two years. Social Security was supposed to go into the red around 2016. It will now go negative much earlier. This
was planned, as the government knows that they cannot continue to pay out social security with a dwindling workforce, so they are going to break it
sooner, so that they can then say they need to increase the retirement age, increase the tax, and decrease the payments to recipients. They don't
have the guts to face this situation now, so they are forcing the issue.
Here are some additional items not listed by the OP:
Under the provisions in the stimulus bill, states will once again be paid a bounty for expanding their welfare rolls. As reported by Robert Rector
of the Heritage Foundation, the federal government will now pay states 80 percent of the cost for each new family they sign up for welfare. That means
that states will get $4 for every $1 they spend. This will leave the main welfare program, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), with a
funding mechanism similar to the one that supports Medicaid. As Brian Blase argues here, Medicaid’s funding ratio, which gives states $1 to $3 for
every dollar they spend, has caused state Medicaid spending to skyrocket. If Medicaid’s dollar-for-dollar model has proved ruinous, Obama’s new
$4-to-$1 ratio for welfare will prove, in all likelihood, four times so.
More welfare, LESS work. And Obama said that this bill would help CREATE jobs? Jsut the opposite. This bill ENCOURAGES people to go on WELFARE.
The item mentioned by the OP concerning healthcare does more than open up medical records:
One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the
federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and “guide” your doctor’s decisions (442, 446). These
provisions in the stimulus bill are virtually identical to what Daschle prescribed in his 2008 book, “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care
Crisis.” According to Daschle, doctors have to give up autonomy and “learn to operate less like solo practitioners.”
Let me put that in simple English(something the writers of the bill didn't do, because they don't want you to know what is really going on:
The government will decide WHETHER your life is worth saving, versus what it will cost to save your life. People will be reduced to a pure economic
investment. If you're young, and capable of contributing to the wonderful socialist state, then you can have the health care procedure your doctor
wants. On the other hand, if you are retired, and not contributing to the socialist state economically, you can die. I am not exaggerating. This is
EXACTLY what Daschle talked about in his book.
The stimulus bill does that, and calls it the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research (190-192). The goal, Daschle’s
book explained, is to slow the development and use of new medications and technologies because they are driving up costs. He praises Europeans for
being more willing to accept “hopeless diagnoses” and “forgo experimental treatments,” and he chastises Americans for expecting too much from
the health-care system.
Daschle says health-care reform “will not be pain free.” Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of
treating them. That means the elderly will bear the brunt.
In plain English, let the elderly die. Of course, Daschle and his crooks get to decide who lives and who dies. I'm sure that if you contributed to
the right election campaigns, you'll be allowed to live.
This is the beginning of the "Brave New World".
This is one person that will not go silently into the night.