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Subject:  Re: Poll: Obamacare Effect Date:  11/3/2012  12:52 PM
Author:  telegraph Number:  46071 of 73758

"That is an almost nonsensical way to look at it. A portion of Medicare is paid for by payroll taxes. But a portion (mostly Part D) is paid from the general fund by statute. There is a "shortfall" in the same sense that the military has shortfall of $700 billion. "

A shortfall is a shortfall.

You have to borrow money from the Chinese and pay them interest.

Interest is now a big item on the annual budget and will get bigger and bigger. If interest rates spike up - and they will - then just the interest on the current debt will grow to eat up most disc