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it should be spread around by a more equal pay system, ya some people should be paid more than others, but not that much more, and before anyone is paid that much more in a company, there shouldn't be anyone in the company qualifying for the gov't handouts!!
oh, ya, and as far as who builds the machines, ummm
that would be people like my husband, and like I said, his bosses aren't rich, and well, they lost money last year....
most of the small machine shops aren't doing too well...
I doubt if there's any more fraud in medicare than there is in those defense contracts, or any other aspect of the gov't, or society at that matter
and well, at least I hear about people getting nailed for that fruad!!! where's the arrests for the fraud that took place in the housing scam????
oh, it isn't fraud if it's a rich buddy of someone in office????
Thinking like the above demanded govt fingers off what remained of FDR's New Deal and what Reagan saw as a nemesis, Medicare. There was always an element of the Republican Party that wanted to do away with such things, calling it socialism/communism. With political support, citizen dollars for these programs could then flow to private business. And, yes, the way to do that was to "drown govt", in order to have no money to spend on such things. That is no conspiracy.
Originally posted by Aim64C
Where is this money being funneled into private businesses from the government?
My neighbor was showing me recently on his computer the govt grants his business is lining up.
This report also supplies a typology of the various means through which federal
agencies and activities have been privatized. The typology shows that privatization
is not an either/or proposition. Rather, privatization, as this report’s definition
implies, is a matter of degree. Policymakers may transfer to the private sector one
or more of the components of government provision of goods and services —
however many they deem appropriate.
I got to thinking, you may have meant specifically SS and Medicare dollars going to business. Rep Ryan wants Medicare vouchers to be given to ins co's; he took privatizing SS off the table, leaving it for another time.
contrary to what you believe, not every small business out there has a rich silent buisness partner sittiing back doling out the money.....
so well, where are all those rich people, funding the companies that making the machines?? the machine shops and tool and die makers...
the ones who make the machines, and makes the tools and such for those machines, well, that has been a pretty sick industry in this country for decades now!!
Every time the gov't decides to revamp healthcare, expand schips, ect......well, the insurance companies get a nice windfall of taxpayer money. and, then shortly after, you read of all their top level managers getting salary increases, big bonuses.......and then well, they soon hike up the premiums.....
I'd wages ten to one, that there's quite a few clerks, secretaries, ect on these insurance companies payrolls, who have their kids on the schips program!!!
now, if they have a that much left over for their managers to get million dollar bonuses, I'm sorry, but they have the money to pay those secretaries, clerks and such enough so that they can afford to insure their kids through the compnay that they work for!!!
where's the arrest warrents for the fraud that was involved in the latest real estate scam???
hasn't happened, won't happen!!!
trickle down economics was a nice experiment that well, has helped get us to where we are now!!!
the money doesn't drip down, but well, if you can position yourself right, you can get a nice full stream, otherwise, well, be glad if you get a few drips!!
Originally posted by Echo007
Nothing will change long as politicians continue to ignore the people and do what corporations want them to.
We could argue all day long what needs to change or who is telling the truth, it would be a waste of time until we can force all the politicians to do the peoples bidding and not its puppet masters aka big corporations.
Originally posted by richc
Again I would like to refer you to my wife's situation, her operation cost $100,000.00. Does a healthcare savings account cover that kind of expense.
You mention Health Savings accounts. I would like to learn more from you on this subject but on it's face it would seem to me that if people are having problems making deductable and or premiums then how could they save for health care emergencies? Again I would like to refer you to my wife's situation, her operation cost $100,000.00. Does a healthcare savings account cover that kind of expense.
While you'll save on premiums over a traditional plan, the deductible (at least $1,200 for individuals; $2,400 for families) is a lot higher. You'll foot every dollar of your bills -- excluding, usually, preventive care -- up to that amount.
Enter the HSA: To cover costs, you can put pretax money in one -- up to $3,050 for individuals in 2011, $6,150 for families, plus $1,000 more if you're 55 or older. Your employer may also contribute. Withdrawals for medical bills are tax-free. Unused dough rolls over year to year, growing without being taxed.
Some people may save money by choosing a high-deductible plan. Young and healthy people, for example, can fare better because they pay low premiums and don't use much care.
This is a very important discussion because it speaks to what kind of a nation that we see ouselves as. I personally believe that Jesus was correct in teaching us that "What you do for the least of these you do for me also". "If a man is with out his coat give him your own" If he is without food feed him"