“Paul Ryan said that his plan would make Medicare (and I quote) "just like the plan we have in congress." Unless he is a lair, that means the government will pay 72% of the premium for any plan I choose. I could live with that, but the budget couldn't.
When you post things on facebook, adults find out what you talk about amongst yourselves all day They arrest you for it because they want to pretend that teens don't talk like this this all day and, so, you spoil their illusions.
“But I heard Ryan say that his plan would be "just like the one congress has" If Medicare is going to pay 72% of my premiums for any health care plan I care to pick, that s not a bad deal. But, as this will cost more money than the current scheme, I can't see why Ryan favours it.”
“Three differences between today and Roosevelt's day: 1) None of us are as scared of hard times as they were 2) Fewer of us care if the other guy is poor, so long as we are okay 3) Almost none of us think it is obscene to be enormously wealthy in the face of poverty
“It is difficult. If three contractors bid for a job at our house, we all would choose the most expensive one, provided they told us that their workers were unionised an got better benefits. None of us would choose the contractor who would do it cheapest, quickest and best. Companies should behave more like us.
“It's tough: the republicans need the economy to stay bad, preferably to get worse, in order to get more votes. Will they care that this damages Americans and throws the lower-income folks out of a job? Dream on.
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.