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Re: Sequestration ignores the real spending problem
posted at March 7, 2013 11:20 AM EST
First: August 9, 2011
Last: December 3, 2013
25,000 children go to bed hungry at least two days a week in Louisiana not counting the millions more around the country and the problem is getting worse. Some of our elders are dying because of no health insurance. Where tuition was 2000 a year is now 6000 dollars here in a local college because our Republican governor cut education spending over here. And the state is still in trouble. The rich continue to get richer, CEO's are making their millions, it was shown by just how much money that was poured into the super-pacs last election. Some of us Americans have been living in worse than Greece for a long time. You just don't get it do you Labrat?
In Response to Re: Sequestration ignores the real spending problem:
I agree with your basic premise. When SS was enacted there were 20+ workers for every retiree. Life expentancy was somewhere in the 50's. When Medicare was enacted a lot of the life saving medical procedures and drugs were not available. We must now deal with much longer life expectancies along with more costly medical/surgical procedures. Keeping the status quo just doesn't work. Tough decisions must be made and unfortunately, all that members of government do is lokk at polls. Response to Re: Sequestration ignores the real spending problem :
Posted by Labrat64