Comments on: Washington Extra – New Year state of mind http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/01/04/washington-extra-new-year-state-of-mind/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: hsr0601 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/01/04/washington-extra-new-year-state-of-mind/comment-page-1/#comment-412714 Wed, 05 Jan 2011 19:34:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=32569#comment-412714 1. By default, every criticism needs to come with the alterative.
Under the broken system below,

(a) Inaction cost, $9trillion over the next decade, ((Some of CBO analysis : While the costs of the financial bailouts and economic stimulus bills are staggering, they are only a fraction of the coming costs from Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that each year Medicaid will expand by 7 percent, Medicare by 6 percent, and Social Security by 5 percent. These programs face a 75-year shortfall of $43 trillion–60 times greater than the gross cost of the $700 billion TARP financial bailout)).

Under the previous broken system, health costs will skyrocket, leading to more personal, corporate, and governmental bankruptcy.

(b) The insurers set up a monopoly via consolidation violating an anti-trust law.

(c) The biggest 10 healthcare providers are driven mostly to please Wall Street and must show growing profits every three months in their reports to wall Street or their stocks values go down. So healthcare prices climb at an unreasonable rate at the expense of everyone involved.

Can the reps show me the best possible breakthrough ? Just return to the failed Bush policy based on trickle-down economics ? :

“If the rich aren’t getting richer neither are the poor! The wealthy create companies and jobs; the more they have the more they can spend and that eventually filters down to the rest of us.”

If so, can you explain to me why the U.S. economy was on the brink of complete collapse just like Lehman Brothers in 2008 ?

And the reps claimed earlier : Are you listening to people ?

(a) The vast majority of the PEOPLE wanted the public option that the House passed and a majority of the Senate favored, but it couldn’t get past the Republican filibuster.

(b) The biggest concern about the economy is a job market, (according to CNN polling, voters said that unemployment is roughly twice as important as all other top issues combined.)

Can the reps also explain to me why they aren’t listening to people ?

Looks as if the reps are set to drag the U.S. economy into another failed Bush era via the ransom deal, repeal of ACA.
( Looks as if the reps are Glorifying the culture of corruption as the trickle-down economics )

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