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To: Buggman
Regardless of the issue, regardless of the point of view, one can always rationalize one's own opinions/desires as being "in the public interest".

It's even easier when what I believe to be Good For Society At Large also puts money in my own pocket. That's one of the most powerful feedback loops known to exist.

3 posted on 02/27/2013 11:52:30 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: Notary Sojac
Like I say just a couple of paragraphs in, Medicare is a mistake. Nevertheless, it exists and we have to deal with it. Right now, they're trying to balance their books with a bit of price manipulation which is putting medical providers out of business--I'm not talking about some vague future, it's already happening.

If someone can figure out a way to get rid of Medicare entirely, fine. Sign me up. But trying to sustain it by bankrupting the medical providers--which is what this is about--is just plain stupid.

6 posted on 02/27/2013 12:12:46 PM PST by Buggman (returnofbenjamin.wordpress.com - Baruch haBa b'Shem ADONAI!)
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