1. medicare reform is toxic- especially when the MFM has Granny going over a cliff from a wheelchair pushed by a republican.(attack on elder abuse)
2. Big businesses pay lower taxes while sending jobs overseas while small businesses take the hit on taxes.(anti-trade/anti-corporate/anti-capitalist message, disregards insane tax policy at home).
3. Rich people are always popular as hate-targets, even though they pay the majority of all taxes- go figure.(Class envy, pure Marxism, Rules For Radicals 101, etc.)
4. Control spending- say it, even though you know it'll never happen. Reform entitlements? Not hardly. Too good a club to hit your opponent over the head with- not getting done in this or any lifetime. Keep promising Granny the sun, deliver squat and let the "Death Panel" literally stab her in the back and then push her over the cliff.
Dick Morris offered some interesting numbers to Bill O'Reilly tonight: that medicare is peanuts compared to medicaid, unemployment, section 8 housing, and food stamps via their devastating growth in the budget.
Amazingly, the commie bastards have just about defeated America without firing a shot. They appointed judges, elected socialists to write our laws, took over our schools, dominated our entertainment industry, urged us to kill our babies, insisted we leave our borders open to invasion, and worst of all- ignored our charter, our Constitution, by subverting it.
Fortunately, the solution lies in the Declaration of Independence if things go too wrong. Suffering abuses has it's limits. It'll be interesting to see how far the commie left intends to push, if they haven't pushed too far already. Unmoored such as they are, to a document as antiquated and indecipherable as the Constitution, we shall see. We shall see.
It is two late to reply tonight but I like your points.
Yes, the thing that many dont understand (and Rush is not explaining this for obvious reasons) is that when people go in a nursing home long term , costs ~ 6K per month here~ 72K per year, 720K over 10 years if they survive that long , that medicare will not pay for it. If they have no assets, or after their assets get used up by the nursing care, medicaid pays that nursing care bill. A good example is a person who gets a bad stroke at 75 (probably millions of them) and cant move without being picked up out of bed.
Did you see the post yesterday that said that Nearly half of Americans say that they definitely or probably couldnt come up with $2,000 in 30 days??? at Nearly Half of Americans Are Financially Fragile(FR post) Think privatization would change them to savers?? Even if they did what would the economic consequences be in the shorter term on a consumption based economy? If we really want people to save why does the Federal Reserve under both parties keep interest rates so low to stimulate consumption and speculation, keeping us in these boom/bust cycles?
There is no happy solution for this, medicaid will break the government and there is NO private option for those people above but an earlier death, and you know no one proposing any reform will talk about anything as unpleasant as that. Those opposing any reform will visualize that in dramatic commercials to get the upper hand in the next election.
You made some really good points about that special election.