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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:00 PM
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3. It was a plan to "humanize" GW a bit (like the AIDS in Africa assistance)
He had a lot of "hardwerk" to do, and all of it ugly as sin.. Those two "efforts" were to make him seem not quite so evil, and of course neither was funded properly (and they knew it going in), so they could do it.

It was also a way to "use" some of the surplus, and to put dems who voted against it, on the ropes when the next election rolled around..

Republicans are very good at this sort of thing. What a lot of people forget, is that during the run-up time between the suggestion of the bill and the implementation, the RX companies were free to raise prices like crazy, so that the "discounts" would still mean that they were making as much as or more than ever
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  -The 46 year Republican war against medicare. Swede  Apr-24-11 01:57 PM   #0 
  - I work with a woman,  xmas74   Apr-24-11 02:01 PM   #1 
  - They seem like the sensible, kind of Conservatives.  Mojeoux   Apr-24-11 05:05 PM   #8 
     - I don't know about that.  xmas74   Apr-24-11 06:50 PM   #11 
        - It must be confusing for them. Who to hate, who to believe.  Mojeoux   Apr-25-11 12:38 AM   #16 
           - Now that I could envision. nt  xmas74   Apr-25-11 11:03 PM   #18 
  - Why did they add Part D then?  dkf   Apr-24-11 02:18 PM   #2 
  - It was a plan to "humanize" GW a bit (like the AIDS in Africa assistance)  SoCalDem   Apr-24-11 03:00 PM   #3 
  - That's really irrelevant, given the latest House vote.  WinkyDink   Apr-24-11 05:16 PM   #9 
  - Part D is a joke. It was plain and simple a giveaway to Big Pharma.  madinmaryland   Apr-24-11 03:19 PM   #4 
  - Do you think we should get rid of it?  dkf   Apr-24-11 03:32 PM   #5 
     - No.....fix it....  Wounded Bear   Apr-24-11 03:39 PM   #6 
     - No. I think it should be fixed. The government should be allowed to bargain  madinmaryland   Apr-24-11 03:56 PM   #7 
        - Medicare isn't capped so you can't increase the wages to which it applies.  dkf   Apr-24-11 06:10 PM   #10 
           - Yes, I would prefer as you suggest a tiered medicare tax.  madinmaryland   Apr-24-11 06:56 PM   #12 
              - It's something to consider.  dkf   Apr-24-11 07:04 PM   #13 
                 - Well, put that way...  madinmaryland   Apr-24-11 07:09 PM   #14 
                    - I'd say it should be part of the income tax structure.  dkf   Apr-24-11 07:47 PM   #15 
  - kr  defendandprotect   Apr-25-11 02:21 AM   #17 
 

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