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Government health-care
diagnosis: Dependency

Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Frank Miele

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Posted By:davesenior, 12/15/2013 9:30:11 AM

The claim: The United States is the richest nation in the world, and as a matter of decency should pay for the health care of all Americans who can’t afford to pay for their own.The truth: The United States is not the richest nation in the world; we are the richest debtor nation in the world. We literally owe trillions of dollars — not just in the national debt, but also in unfunded liabilities for various entitlements.

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The ill effects of addiction to government handouts.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WAN2, 12/15/2013 10:16:48 AM     (No. 9654697)

A nation of children will be drawn to dependency just as they wish every morning was Christmas morning. Perpetual childhood is afoot in the land of plenty.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/15/2013 10:32:01 AM     (No. 9654725)

Supplanting individual accountability and self initiative with victimhood and entitlement has been the primary goal of the secular humanist indoctrination that goes for education for the last two generations. The results show.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: RoseOfTexas, 12/15/2013 1:29:02 PM     (No. 9654958)

It´s really easy to understand the problem. This column lays it out nicely. Too bad the powers that be, including the leading lights of the GOP (I´m looking at you, Paul Ryan) either don´t understand or are deliberately ignoring the problem. The future cuts he agreed to amount to a laughable percentage of our current debt & spending. But hey, at least the GOP won´t be subjected to bad press for shutting the government down! Apparently that´s all they care about. (Like the progs/media won´t be able to find anything else to trash them about - yeah good luck with that.)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NeverVoteDem, 12/15/2013 2:09:17 PM     (No. 9655010)

Not one dime has been spent on one blood or urine test but soon almost a billion will have been spent on the software and the fixes and the fixes of the fixes and the ACORN navigators at 65 dollars an hour etc etc. For that money every citizen and illegal could have been given 3 million dollars each and that is just for starters.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: GKC fan, 12/15/2013 7:25:06 PM     (No. 9655310)

I am so glad to read this. How can we consider ourselves rich with the debt load we carry?

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