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CBO Puts House Health Bill at $1.055 Trillion!

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posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 01:11 AM
As Ron Paul said this summer, any number the US government is gonna give you, you better multiply it by 2 or 3 to have the real cost.

And I tend to agree with him, especially when you consider the failure and the real cost of the cash for clunkers program.

posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 01:21 AM
reply to post by Seiko

If we bankrupt the nation and cause hyperinflaton no one will be able to afford to eat let alone get health care. That is all I need to know. You don't kill the golden goose because she doesn't produce gold eggs fast enough.

If were runnng a few trillon dollar a year surplus then I might agree with socialised medicine.. but we are not.

posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 01:41 AM
I feel pretty confident most people will pay more. If your current health plan doesn't cover pre-existing conditions of people it will in the future. That means if you're healthy you will have to pay for all the people who have not been taking care of themselves with increased premiums. Poor people will be fined if they don't sign up for health insurance. Rich people will pay an extra 5 percent to start with. The middle class will likely have much higher premiums to cover all the sick people who never bothered to exercise or try to maintain their health plus those with real medical problems. If you increase what everyone pays, the government may still end up saving money. Most people will not I believe. I do not believe I should have to pay extra to cover health benefits for those too lazy to exercise or even attempt to take care of their health.

It's possible our government will increase taxes on everyone who is overweight or who has an elevated cholesterol count or anything else they think of. If they run the show, they can claim it is good for us. Not enough people are complaining if the government succeeds in taking over.

posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 08:33 AM
I think this sums it up well.

And some Pink Floyd Lyrics...


Harmlessly passing your time in the grassland away
Only dimly aware of a certain unease in the air
You better watch out
There may be dogs about
I've looked over Jordan and I have seen
Things are not what they seem.

What do you get for pretending the danger's not real
Meek and obedient you follow the leader
Down well trodden corridors into the valley of steel
What a surprise!
A look of terminal shock in your eyes
Now things are really what they seem
No, this is no bad dream.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want
He makes me down to lie
Through pastures green he leadeth me the silent waters by
With bright knives he releaseth my soul
He maketh me to hang on hooks in high places
He converteth me to lamb cutlets
For lo, he hath great power and great hunger


[edit on 30-10-2009 by RoofMonkey]

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