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Everybody Gets Taxed So Boomers Can Live In Fat City (Our politicians are buying votes) RUSH
Rush Limbaugh ^ | June 17, 2003 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 06/17/2003 6:25:54 PM PDT by TLBSHOW

Everybody Gets Taxed So Boomers Can Live In Fat City

June 17, 2003

On Tuesday, a caller named Irene rang me up to say that women choosing not to work are screwed out of 401(k) plans and Social Security if their husbands die. Irene lives in Rose City, Michigan, but I told her not to worry, because under this new Medicare bill she's going to be living in Fat City soon enough! You do get some of your spouse's Social Security if they pass away. They also specify you as recipients of retirement accounts, life insurance, etc.

Besides, Irene said she chose to stay at home because she decided she could afford it. Now she says she can't but doesn't regret the decision - provided she can take your money to give her some security. My point is that radical feminists sought to deny women this choice all together by stigmatizing motherhood itself. Yet the latest Census data shows that kids who were left in the control of government-run daycare refuse to put their kids through that. I don't want to portray anything as a panacea - nothing is. Being a stay-at-home mom isn't the greatest thing that can happen to anybody, but it's not the worst. The point is, the choice should be the woman's and we should respect it.

As for choosing whether to stay at home based on money, you won't have to worry about retirement after the 2004 election! No, the biggest government spending plan in 40 years will fix it because the Baby Boomers are retiring and it's still Me, Me, Me with them. Of course, this money doesn't come from a magic pile of money. It comes from young people. When I get this freebee, I'm going to get all the drugs I can and wave them at kids in their 20s. I'm going to tell them how they're buying medicine for Bill Gates because old people vote and young people are too busy watching MTV to care. Yes, the next exit on the tour bus for you retirees is Fat City. It's right around the corner!

Following Teresa's call, I spoke to Jen in New Jersey - one of the young people who'll be buying the over-65 crowd their paradise in Fat City. I had to turn on the Dittocam for you Rush 24/7 subscribers to see me take this call. Jen needed to be on Social Security because she had a medical condition, so we put her on it even though she's only 32. This helps her pay her $900-a-month drug bill, as a state program had previously. A car accident changed Jen's life, and she was grateful that Social Security was there to help her. Note: she didn't feel "entitled" to what anyone else earns. She said "thank you" to the American taxpayer. What a unique and mature attitude. Good luck to you, Jen!

Finally, I ask you to consider two stories linked and dissected in the audio below. First is from the Christian Science Monitor: "Culture of Consumption." The second, "Bribe for Greedy Geezers," is in the Rocky Mountain News. It's written by University of Colorado law professor Paul Campos. He asks why the Greatest Generation defeating Nazis gives them a right to force young people to buy their drugs, and then asks whether the Baby Boomers will just give up free drugs under the battle cry, "We were at Woodstock!" The point is that these entitlements never go away. They just grow and grow. Our politicians are buying votes from seniors with free drugs - and making them dependent on the state in the process.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: republicans; socialism; votebuying
Our politicians are buying votes from seniors with free drugs - and making them dependent on the state in the process.

RUSH LIMBAUGH

1 posted on 06/17/2003 6:25:55 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: TLBSHOW
Yes, its what ALL politicians do. And the reasons they get elected isn't a mystery and none of them got to where they are by playing Uncle Scrooge.
2 posted on 06/17/2003 6:27:52 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: RLK; nunya bidness; Mortimer Snavely; Fred Mertz; AAABEST; MissAmericanPie; sarcasm; Uncle Bill
PING
3 posted on 06/17/2003 6:35:42 PM PDT by TLBSHOW (the gift is to see the truth)
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To: TLBSHOW
I want my drugs now!!!
4 posted on 06/17/2003 6:37:13 PM PDT by razorback-bert (White Devils for Al-Sharpton 2004... Texas Chapter)
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To: TLBSHOW
So now we in the middle are funding medicare and welfare!!!
We will be taxed 75% so that these groups can live of us. This is sick and has too stop. Steve Forbes for President.
5 posted on 06/17/2003 6:39:30 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: razorback-bert
You mean you're not already on them?

Eh, uh, I meant to say, that is, *ahem*, well, let's just leave that one alone for now....
6 posted on 06/17/2003 6:40:25 PM PDT by Billy_bob_bob ("He who will not reason is a bigot;He who cannot is a fool;He who dares not is a slave." W. Drummond)
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To: Brimack34
What politicians are better at then bribing us with our own money is playing one group off against another. Rich/poor, city/rural, old/young, men/women, whatever. Divide and conquer. Keep us so busy fighting amonst other groups, that we never notice the real cause is the man behind the green curtain...
7 posted on 06/17/2003 6:48:04 PM PDT by plusone
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To: TLBSHOW
Soylent Green.

No Exceptions...

8 posted on 06/17/2003 6:52:38 PM PDT by StatesEnemy
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To: TLBSHOW
The point is that these entitlements never go away. They just grow and grow.
Until the whole thing collapses like the Soviet Union.
9 posted on 06/17/2003 6:54:30 PM PDT by lelio
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To: StatesEnemy
But in all seriousness, we have a major problem. Modern medicine can 'retain' a non-economically-productive human body for DECADES.

The pyramid scheme is teetering, and there is no way that the 'boomers' will be supported without a radical crackdown on individual rights, as well as the obvious erosion of post tax earnings.

10 posted on 06/17/2003 6:56:55 PM PDT by StatesEnemy
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To: plusone
Maybe what they should do is to force the drug companies to charge reasonable prices for the prescriptions like they do outside of the US. Then the problem wouldn't be such a problem.
11 posted on 06/17/2003 6:58:21 PM PDT by TexasGloria
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To: Billy_bob_bob
Okay, so I should have said; I want my free drugs now!!!
12 posted on 06/17/2003 7:00:36 PM PDT by razorback-bert (White Devils for Al-Sharpton 2004... Texas Chapter)
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To: razorback-bert
Gotcha. Much better. Carry on.
13 posted on 06/17/2003 7:03:16 PM PDT by Billy_bob_bob ("He who will not reason is a bigot;He who cannot is a fool;He who dares not is a slave." W. Drummond)
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To: TexasGloria
Pharmaseuticals (sp) are one of the most profitable industries. You're right. There is a reason for this.
14 posted on 06/17/2003 7:03:17 PM PDT by plusone
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To: TLBSHOW
Rush is wrong. The plan is not free.

Under the Senate bill, fully effective in 2006, seniors would pay a $35 monthly premium and a $275 deductible but then would have half their drug costs covered up to $4450 a year. Then they would have no coverage until they had spent about $5800 of their own money. Low income people would get additional subsidies.
This is what Nancy Pelosi thinks of the Bush proposal-which is different than the Senate version. Notice how the Democrats are upset at the high out of pocket cost for seniors.:

" “President Bush has proposed a different course. The meager benefit he is proposing, even with its coverage gaps and high out-of-pocket costs, won’t be available to the 89 percent of Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled in the existing fee-for-service program."

From the Chicago Tribune:
" Some analysts say many Medicare recipients may consider it too skimpy and decide not to enroll, holding politicians accountable for providing a meager benefit that will not take effect until 2006. The legislation has a long way to go, and it could change significantly before it lands on President Bush's desk. But the version approved by the Senate Finance Committee last week, which is most likely to pass Congress, sets a hefty price just for enrolling in the drug plan, and signing up is voluntary."
" A plan sponsored by the House Republican leadership is similar to the Senate proposal. It calls for an average $35 monthly premium, along with a $250 annual deductible. But unlike the Senate plan, the House version would cover 80 percent drug costs up to $2,000.

There also is a "doughnut" in the House bill.

After the first $2,000 in costs under the House bill, seniors would receive no prescription drug coverage until they spend $5,100 on medicine. Then, the House bill calls for paying 100 percent of drug costs.

Higher-income Americans--individuals who earn more than $60,000 and couples who bring in more than $120,000--would have to pay more out of pocket before receiving catastrophic coverage."





15 posted on 06/17/2003 7:53:57 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: plusone
I once had a near-and-dear Toyota 4WD, extra cab pickup. That little devil could navigate the narrowest of two-wheel rut backwood trails...

I had/have a great mechanic that kept her highway/trail worthy over 200k miles. But eventually the day came.... Ray (the mechanic) said: "Well I could save her, but it's throwing cold cash down a pit"

Humans have to understand, they don't have the "right" to be supported into their nineties. This is gonna be a hard 'pill' to swallow for the perennially narcissistic boomers.

16 posted on 06/17/2003 8:23:52 PM PDT by StatesEnemy
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To: StatesEnemy
Yup. If they rely on gov't, they are in for a surprise. The whole system is broke. They better be on good terms with their kids...
17 posted on 06/17/2003 8:31:56 PM PDT by plusone
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To: StatesEnemy
Rush said that this new Medicare plum is going to cost 8 to 13 Trillion US$!! That is much more than our present total economy. Who will pay these huge bills? The taxpayers, that's who. Have Bush/Rove gone crazy adopting the RATS/Kennedy plan intact rather than pushing hard for the Pubbie plan that made more sense and cost a lot less? I fail to understand this move. It's the purest kind of RAT socialism yet.
18 posted on 06/17/2003 8:49:00 PM PDT by Paulus Invictus (Wal-Mart sweat shops are also here in the US)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
The plan will be expanded next year. Has any government program not grown from what was originally proposed?

This country is going down a socialist path to bankruptcy. I think it is time to buy gold.

19 posted on 06/17/2003 8:55:49 PM PDT by hripka (There are a lot of smart people out there in FReeperLand)
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To: Paulus Invictus
"Have Bush/Rove gone crazy"

Nope... they have looked at the demographics.

The Narcissistic Generation did not produce the descendant workforce to support its geriatric phase.... They were too busy self-actualizing.

But that is a situation they won't ever have to answer for, they have the votes to push their social support siphoning.

Of course, we Gen-X serfs might revolt...

20 posted on 06/17/2003 8:56:59 PM PDT by StatesEnemy
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To: StatesEnemy
"Humans have to understand, they don't have the "right" to be supported into their nineties. This is gonna be a hard 'pill' to swallow for the perennially narcissistic boomers.

ah....its not the boomers who are the money grabbers here (except the boomer politicos)_...

this lies right at the feet of the the older generation....

my opinion is that if you want to live to your 85 then YOU should fork over the money for it....

why make the wage earners have to shoulder all of this...

I say that knowing full well that I and my brothers and sister will take care of our parents in whatever they need...Its OUR duty, not the govt.....

Gov Lamb was right.....people do have a duty to die, eventually..

21 posted on 06/17/2003 9:01:41 PM PDT by cherry
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