To: Notary Sojac; rhombus; EternalVigilance
All you have to do is drag the idea of cutting Medicare through Free Republic, to get a whole bunch of "conservatives" to start wailing about how they paid for it and how the Government promised them....
And if that's what Freepers think, you can imagine how the sheeple would react.
Here's a bunch of things I'd cut before I'd cut military benefits and medicare:
Anchor babies, illegals, new immigrants, and their respective extended families,
(illegals alone cost $1/4 - $1/3 trillion per year; low skill immigrants cost ~$ 20,000 per household)
Fixing up ramshackle Mexican trucks that will put Americans out of work,
Sponsoring green technology overseas,
Paying college tuition for students from China ($ 8 billion per year),
Setting up the Moslem Brotherhood and al-Quaeda in Libya and Egypt,
Setting up CDC labs overseas,
Paying for post doctoral degrees for Indian scientists,
Billions in tax credits for illegals from the IRS,
Subsidizing Palestinian terrorists,
Funding the Taliban and other terrorist organizations in Afghanistan,
Hiring foreign workers for Oregon Forestry companies under TARP,
The entire Department of Education ($ 71,333,000,000),
The entire Department of Housing and Urban Development ($ 46,277,000,000),
International Assistance Programs ($ 25,502,000,000),
The entire Department of Energy ($ 34,215,000,000),
Blatant fraud in Medicare and Medicaid ($ 900 billion) which IBM offered to fix for free
posted on 11/22/2011 6:51:09 AM PST
(He who pays the piper . . .)
Here's a bunch of things I'd cut...
This is why it's so hard to keep a republic, I suppose. At least Mussolini made the trains run on time. ;-)
posted on 11/22/2011 7:35:41 AM PST
In other words, you’d cut every program except the ones that provide benefits to you, is that about right??
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