Friday, March 15, 2013

Time running out?

I hate to say it, but I believe that America's best days are over.

Our nation's budget messes are bigger than huge.


Woodsterman (Odie) said...

And why is it not enough of us notice this.

Kid said...

I agree, but I think the financial problems can always be fixed.

I see the problem as the corruption of the population. The dumbing down. Getting people to the point they are willing to throw their liberties in the toilet. And not even know what it is they're doing.

Ducky's here said...

Well I look at it like this, Mr. AOW.

Medicare reform would go a long way toward resolving the matter.
It could be easily accomplished in a bipartisan fashion (Obama is trying) but the Pete Peterson controlled Republican Party sends out jackasses like Rick Ryan (touting Atlas Shrugged is automatic disqualification) who want to eliminate Medicare. Insane.

The fault is on the right. Just start voting your self interest, not Pete Peterson's. Simple.

Always On Watch said...

Mr. AOW is, of course, receiving Medicare benefits. But he sure as hell doesn't abuse those benefits, which pays (in part, anyway) for physical therapy that actually works. Next year, Obamacare will likely severely limit that therapy; limiting the therapy in such a fashion will consign many to nursing homes or other dismal arrangements.

What we need in Medicare reform is BALANCE! I see neither Party promoting that kind of balance.

Ducky's here said...

AOW, I hear a lot about all the terrible things "Obamacare" will do and have no idea what to believe.

However, dropping therapy and having more people under nursing home care only increases costs and is stupid on its face.

Mr. AOW said...

I saw a notice at the therapy center. The notice explained the new limos on Medicare therapy. If the notice was true, my therapy will be cut off. I pay about $500 a month for the therapy I get. Without Medicare, I would pay about $4000 a month!

I lost PT, but still get OT.

Medicare pays little toward long term care. Medicaid pays for nursing homes after all assets are gone. Including the spouse's assets. Some system!

Kid said...

Here there duckbone.

No one wants to eliminate medicare. If anyone does it is that racist imbecile obama who promises to cut it by 50 %.

Anyway, as you say you don't know what's going to happen with oblammycare.

Here is what is going to happen:
-health care is going to be a lot more expensive.
-obamacare will push the private insurers out of business. Specifically, it will be far less expensive for the company I work for -hence 70%+ of businesses in America - to pay the obammycare fine and discontinue health insureance for their employees than to continue as they are, paying a portion of the coverage while the employees pay a portion, usually about 25-35% of the cost.
This will drive the private insureres out of business because there wont' be enough volume for them to charge an amount that could be paid by anyone living this side of the Vega system
- obammy promises to reduce medicare payments to doctors by 50%, that means many doctors will fold up shop since their entire customer base is medicare.
-obammycare includes an affirmative action clause that dictates that a certain % of minorities be included as health care "professionals".
The above two things will severely reduce the QUALITY and Timeliness of health care.
-oblammycare will mandate taxes on everything. Yes, Everything you do.
-oblammycare will cause a new paradigm. "since uncle sammy is providiing health care, then uncle sammy can regulate each and everything in YOUR LIFE.
-there will never be enough money for oblammycare to exist and provide the level of health and quality care we have now, so expect quality care to be 1 of the 1st things to go. Need new knees? Too f Bad. Have cancer? get pain pills. Retired, not paying taxes, meaning you're a liability now and need expensive or any heath care? Too bad. We can't afford you.
-As gee do you look like you're not 25 year old studly healthy? get ready for folks to look at you like a bug that needs squashed because you're costing their 22 year old healthy ass money. Another Division of society! Yippeeee!
And that's just for starters.
Yea, you're welcome.

Kid said...

Part II. Then when you're paying out the ass in taxes for health care that you WON'T receive and/or have to wait in queue for 12 + hours to get from some unqualified slug, and decide this ain't workin for you, you'll be able to go out -IF YOU'RE LUCKY- and buy health insurance like you do today, and as and end result, you'll get to pay 2 or 3 times as much as you do today, and still not get as good of care.

Man, I hope you're a young dude so you have to experience this evil for DECADES !

Ducky's here said...

Here there duckbone.

No one wants to eliminate medicare. If anyone does it is that racist imbecile obama who promises to cut it by 50 %.

Maybe you've read the Ryan budget and the various schemes these fringe right morons are floating like block grants.

Buy a freaking vowel and don't let yourself be blinded by irrational Obama hatred.

Kid said...

Duck, I'm a white guy I get vowels for free don't ya know. :)