Posts Tagged 'Medicare'

Pyrrich Victory

Author: Rory B. Bellows

The news that the “Gang of Ten” Democartic Senators had reached a deal to drop the public option from health care “reform” should not be a cause for celebration on the right. Instead, this compromise is actually far worse. Under terms of the deal, people age 55 can buy into Medicare and Medicaid will be expanded to either 133% or 150% of the poverty level.

The stated goal of so called progressives like Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the only avowed socialist in the Senate, is to eventually reach the point of Medicare for all. Now that they have lowered the threshold to 55 years of age, lowering it to 45 years old in a ew years is not much of a leap. After all, what is good for 55 year olds is certainly good enough for 45 years old. And then 35 years. And then 25 years old. And finally, all of us. Medicare is broke. The program is insolvent. The Senators who wish to expand this program have finally admitted they do not care at all about this country or its fiscal condition. Creating a gradle to grave nanny state is what they are after and finances and facts be damned.

Deciding if expanding Medicare or Medicaid is worse is like deciding if dying of stomach cancer or lung cancer is the preferred way to go. Medicaid is aa crushing burden on our states. The CBO estimates that this bill will increase state Medicaid burdens by $25 billion over ten years. In New Jersey we are already facing a $34 billion dollar deficit. Have fun trying to come up with the extra money for Medicaid!


We know how government run healthcare works

Author: Rory B. Bellows

Medicare is such a well run and efficient program that it is only 50 trillion in the red. Remind everyone who claims we nee Chairman Obama’s public plan of this simple fact.

The IMF warned Geither the tax cheat about his taxes

Author: Rory B. Bellows

From the Wall Street Journal:

Timothy Geithner, whose nomination as Treasury secretary has been delayed by his past failure to pay taxes, was repeatedly advised in writing by the International Monetary Fund that he would be responsible for any Social Security and Medicare taxes he owed on income he earned at the IMF between 2001 and 2004.


Mr. Geithner didn’t make any Social Security or Medicare tax payments on his income during the years he worked for the IMF, though he did pay income taxes. After the Internal Revenue Service audited him in 2006 and discovered the payroll-tax errors, Mr. Geithner corrected them for 2003 and 2004. Only after Mr. Obama picked him for Treasury secretary last fall did Mr. Geithner pay the Social Security and Medicare tax he owed for 2001 and 2002.

Socialized Medicine Allows Government to Ration Doctors’ Salaries

Author: Rory B. Bellows

How many of our best and brightest will want to become doctors when they find out the government has the ability to dictate your pay?

This is Why Ronald Reagan Was the Greatest

Author: Rory B. Bellows

Ronald Wilson Reagan was really the first political philosopher to hold the office of President.  If you need any evidence, here is Reagan from 1961 arguing against the Medicare Bill.  Was anything he said incorrect?  The man was years and years ahead of his time. His words are still relevent today. This is worth the watch.