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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:57 AM
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6. Another reason, usually "vouchers" are a promise to take the
cost off the tax bill at tax time, the Senior has to pay the costs upfront out of their social security. Most Seniors don't make enough for the voucher to have any effect on their taxes which is often very little anyway.
We bought a new furnace but had no use for the energy tax credit for this reason. You can't reduce what you don't owe because you don't make enough to pay much in taxes at all.
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  -Why republicans like the idea of "Medicare Vouchers" SoCalDem  Apr-04-11 08:14 AM   #0 
  - Actually, there is a much bigger reason they like Medicare Vouchers -- over time, it ends Medicare.  BzaDem   Apr-04-11 08:23 AM   #1 
  - Of course. This is the end game. Finish off SS and Medicare by defunding it  CTyankee   Apr-04-11 08:36 AM   #4 
     - and they are anticipating a senate takeover in '12 and an even bigger majority  SoCalDem   Apr-04-11 04:52 PM   #8 
  - Wasn't it Rand Paul who suggested a $2,000 deductible per year for Medicare?  CTyankee   Apr-04-11 08:27 AM   #2 
  - Yep.. and he's a DOCTOR.. (of course one of his operations costs more than that)  SoCalDem   Apr-04-11 08:29 AM   #3 
     - I'm going to tell my former co-worker, a self styled "conservative,"  CTyankee   Apr-04-11 08:39 AM   #5 
        - Do it. Say it.  SheilaT   Apr-04-11 11:27 AM   #7 
  - Another reason, usually "vouchers" are a promise to take the  shraby   Apr-04-11 08:57 AM   #6 
     - Absolutely true. Our accountant said we don't need any more tax credits because we  CTyankee   Apr-04-11 06:37 PM   #9 

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