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Why do you support this after the lies?

The Congressional Budget Office, accused Democrats on Wednesday of "Bernie Madoff accounting" for double counting the savings from Medicare as a means to pay for the Senate health care bill. As the Senate prepares for a crucial vote before final passage of a massive overhaul bill that Democrats argue will reduce the deficit by $132 billion over 10 years, the nearly $500 billion in cuts to Medicare actually will add $300 billion to the deficit

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pvtjokerus

Asked by pvtjokerus at 12:12 AM on Dec. 24, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Thank you for bringing this up.

    There are SO many nefarious gimmicks, sleights-of-hand, and Iron Curtain-style dictates tucked into this bill, that we need all the help we can get to shine light upon them.

    Hitherto we have relied on our journalists to pore over legislation and sound the alarm, but most of them are keeping the debate focussed only on abortion and deficit-neutrality.

    With thousands of pages, written in double-speak and cross-references ("amend such-and-such law, title IV section A paragraph 6 by replacing the word MAY with the word MUST") to other laws which you have to look up in order to see what is being changed !
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 12:29 AM on Dec. 24, 2009

  • I don't.

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 3:42 AM on Dec. 24, 2009

  • Many will because they have no clue as to the lies and choose not to accept them anyway. As you see over and over on here, let alone the rest of the nation
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 5:29 AM on Dec. 24, 2009

  • I don't trust any of them anymore and I don't support any of them. They are all double dealing, making crooked deals, they lie to the public and the taxpayer ends up paying for their messes.
    SophiaofLight

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 6:08 AM on Dec. 24, 2009

  • I never have, and never will.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:46 AM on Dec. 24, 2009

  • Although we need health reform, this is not the way to go about it. We elect these people...now it's time to not elect them!
    pvtjokerus

    Answer by pvtjokerus at 8:58 AM on Dec. 24, 2009

  • proof?
    the CBO has scored this bill and gave it a positive review
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:11 AM on Dec. 24, 2009

  • proof?
    the CBO has scored this bill and gave it a positive review

    ***

    Legitimate link, please. (not a watered down HuffPo, or equivalent)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:15 AM on Dec. 24, 2009

  • Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:49 AM on Dec. 24, 2009

  • Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:50 AM on Dec. 24, 2009

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