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Paula Sims Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-11 01:40 PM
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Rethug gets mad at me when I suggest we stop Medicare -- NOW
I was at a local county fair when we passed the Rethug booth. I wanted to pass but they **insisted** that I take their "survey" (typical leading questions). Then when asked about what to do about the deficit, I said I agree with Ryan's plan that we should go to a voucher program (effectively shutting down Medicare) but instead of doing later, we should do it NOW -- like July 1, 2011. One of the rethugs stood up and was almost going to hit me (I was waiting for it) when he was "talked down" and said he was paying for Medicare for YEARS and it's HIS and HE deserves it. When I asked why not go to the "voucher plan" now, he said it wouldn't cover it. So I asked why should we do it for anyone he said that "we should start somewhere". I told him that even Jesus himself noted that we should be the change we seek (yea, I know it was Ghandi but he was too stooopid to know) and he didn't like that.

Hmm, so when it effects THEM, oh no, keep your government hands off my Medicare. Oh yea, he was a vet too (or claimed to be -- I caught him & his friends in so many lies that I called them on) that he can thank the government for his vet benefits.

Hypocrites.
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-11 01:48 PM
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1. This sounds like that excuse that congressman gave of not sacrificing his health care coverage...

... to use the same thing he espouses other Americans should take, because "his coverage is free"!

This is the typical crusade from the apostles of Ayn Rand's cult of selfishness!

Good on you for exposing the bastids!
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-05-11 07:00 AM
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8. You know, I hear Rand over and over again - but I seriously doubt
many of these Rethugs could actually get through any of her books. They grasp the concept "me, me, me" easily enough but I think that was more not getting socialized well as they were growing up more than being actual followers of hers
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-11 01:50 PM
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2. Thanks. We should never let their bullshit go unchallenged. n/t
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pa28 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-11 02:01 PM
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3. Great way to point out their hypocrisy.
Medicare is just going to be an empty shell for the rest of us under the Ryan plan and we'll be paying for it our whole lives. If we're so broke and it's so important that we destroy Medicare why not just start now for everybody?
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-11 02:07 PM
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4. So did he believe that the vouchers would cover
his kids when they came of age? Did he even f**ken care?
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Paula Sims Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-11 02:49 PM
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5. Nope, he didn't care. All he cared was about himself. (n/t)
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-11 02:51 PM
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6. I would have let him hit me and then sued...the money would cover my health care.
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Paula Sims Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-11 03:22 PM
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7. I was waiting for it.
He can't site insightment to violence because THEY called ME over. It was public property and it was a public discussion.

Mama needs a new Honda. . .
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