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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:47 AM

GOP Sen. Coburn: Medicare, Social Security “are things we don’t absolutely need”

GOP Sen. Coburn, who’s considered the Republican “expert” on health care, because he’s a “doctor,” just said that Medicare and Social Security “are things we don’t absolutely need.” (Video below.) Coburn has had it out for Medicare for a while now.

Other things Coburn doesn’t think we need include food safety, veterans’ benefits, and any kind of assistance to those who risked their lives responding to the September 11 attacks.

Ah yes, there’s nothing quite like the words of a pampered and entitled US senator preaching about what we need or don’t need, especially when it comes to Medicare and Social Security.

When you compare the government-subsidized healthcare plan, pension and benefits of anyone in Congress to the general population, it’s shocking how much better it is.


http://americablog.com/2012/12/coburn-medicare-social-security-dont-absolutely-need.html

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UCmeNdc Dec 2012 OP
sinkingfeeling Dec 2012 #1
Angry Dragon Dec 2012 #2
woofless Dec 2012 #3
hamsterjill Dec 2012 #6
Azathoth Dec 2012 #4
hamsterjill Dec 2012 #7
Filibuster Harry Dec 2012 #5
Joe Bacon Dec 2012 #8

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:51 AM

1. But do we need a $700 billion a year military, Dr. Coburn?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:02 PM

2. Drop their pay, drop their benefits

and then you will see something done

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:55 PM

3. I absolutely need them.

I am only 60, but I'm sure I'd be dead or much closer to death without SS and Medicare. We need to get this notion off the table permanently. I simply do not understand the opposition to programs that are universally lauded and necessary.

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Response to woofless (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:57 PM

6. Me, too.

I need them. I've worked all my life and paid into the programs to be able to count on them. I don't understand why I should be made to feel bad for expecting them to be there for me!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:11 AM

4. And yet the 65+ crowd reliably votes GOP

Go figure.

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Response to Azathoth (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:58 PM

7. I know! And it always bumfuzzles the hell outta me!

I never have understood it!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:44 PM

5. The doctor must be on pot!!!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 12:02 AM

8. Speak for Yourself, Senator Asshole!

The overwhelming majority of Americans NEED these programs.

They paid for it.
It belongs to them.
KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OF THEM!

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