posted on May, 3 2009 @ 07:28 AM
reply to post by ModernAcademia
President Obama does not want a Federal level re-run of the New Orleans Katrina fiasco when Bush43 said, "You're doing a heck of a job Brownie" and
neither of them knew even where they were!
Ron Paul is a nice enough guy. But he is so hung up on his socialism theme that he cannot deal in reality. Medicare amounts to about 18% of all US
health care outlay. VA, US Civil Service, retired employees, and active duty Armed Forces amount to another 8-10% of all US health care outlay. States
and local government account for 8%. Medicaid - not part of Medicare but funded 100% out of the General Fund - is about 4% of the total.
Add it up. Around 40% of health care expenditures in the US of A is done by governments using TAX funds.
Ron Paul is besides being a nice guy, a man with an agenda and a bit goofy, too. Privately, I say libertarians are anarchists in drag!
[edit on 5/3/2009 by donwhite]