Comments on: The great milk cow in the sky dropped dead http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/08/18/the-great-milk-cow-in-the-sky-dropped-dead/ Bridges, budgets, bonds Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:29:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: OnlyTruth http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/08/18/the-great-milk-cow-in-the-sky-dropped-dead/comment-page-1/#comment-358 Sun, 21 Aug 2011 21:47:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=3179#comment-358 This guy is ill informed. He speaks of the last 2 months of life or some nonsense like that, implying that the government can turn down the funding for those expensive months and achieve meaningful savings. I want to shout: WE CANNOT TELL WHEN THOSE LAST TWO MONTHS BEGIN ! You can either set some criteria for withdrawing treatment or not, but do not begin to know that you can predict when the patient is facing his/her last two months of life.

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By: derdutchman http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/08/18/the-great-milk-cow-in-the-sky-dropped-dead/comment-page-1/#comment-356 Fri, 19 Aug 2011 19:06:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=3179#comment-356 States can always choose to fund these programs for their own citizens, without federal funds, if that’s what suits them. As they begin to restrict the benefits and those restrictions impact the families of those deprived of assistance, states will begin to experience changes in personnel at the highest elected levels. Eventually someone will always come along and promise to kiss it and make it all better, and another batch of cost-cutting incumbents will be sent home to earn a living clerking in the local Family Dollar.

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By: Nullcorp http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/08/18/the-great-milk-cow-in-the-sky-dropped-dead/comment-page-1/#comment-355 Fri, 19 Aug 2011 17:33:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=3179#comment-355 I agree (generally) with what savannah05 articulated so awkwardly. But who will suffer? There is no “government,” just like there is no “corporation” – those entities are made up of people. The people will suffer. Like it or not, unless you live on a remote farm where you don’t participate in the consumer economy, we’re all responsible for the current situation. People are revolting against governments around the world, who will stand up to the American government in such a way? Nobody, probably, although things are getting so weird that a few militia people are bound to do something crazy. People should consider that moving to a remote farm might actually be your best bet. What do you really get from participating in the world market? Have you ever considered that the world market is one big pyramid scheme? Austerity needs to be applied at a personal level, but that means less money in the world markets because your consumption and your tax dollars are the only things that keep the big machine running.

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By: savannah05 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/08/18/the-great-milk-cow-in-the-sky-dropped-dead/comment-page-1/#comment-349 Fri, 19 Aug 2011 08:14:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=3179#comment-349 That “Milk Cow in the Sky” is Joe Taxpayer’s grand children. This generation of leaders should be tried for treason. Either fix the problem, which means suffereing, or get the *&%*&% out of the way.

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