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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:07 AM
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Robert Parry: Pity the Poor Tea Partier!
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Pity the Poor Tea Partier!

By Robert Parry
April 12, 2011


Just think for a moment about the 55-year-old Tea Party activist who today is caught up in the excitement over Rep. Paul Ryans bold Republican budget. Picture the activist adjusting his tri-corner hat, waving his yellow Dont Tread on Me flag, and thrilled that finally someone is getting serious about dismantling the socialist tyranny of Medicare.

Assuming the Tea Partier gets his way and sees Ryans budget enacted, it would certainly be one of the happiest days of his life, with liberty winning out over the hated guv-mint. Along with Ryan's $4 trillion in domestic spending cuts, the detested Obamacare, with all its red tape restricting the freedoms of the insurance companies, would be gone, too.

Then, lets dial ahead a decade or so when the activist is reaching retirement age. Lets assume he was lucky enough to have had a job that offered health insurance, which enabled him to handle his diabetes and to get his wife treated for her cancer.

But now he is heading off into the cherished free market with what amounts to an $8,000 government voucher to buy health insurance. ...............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.consortiumnews.com/2011/041211.html



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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:14 AM
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1. ouch!
I don't think I've seen the impacts of Ryan's plan put forth in such a brutal light....mostly true, I think, but brutal
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:44 AM
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2. Parry hits the nail on the head
Too bad the baggers are far too stupid and blind to see what the Repigs have in mind for their futures.

You can't fix stupid.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:54 AM
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3. But Big Insurance has "freedom"
which is much more important than actually insuring the health of its customers
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:54 AM
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4. He's going to get exactly what he deserves.
So I do not pity him. The average teabagger is so stupid he'll blame Democrats for his sorry condition.
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