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Subject:  Re: Higher Medicare premiums for Top 25% Date:  4/13/2013  12:11 PM
Author:  TMFMurph Number:  71983 of 75384

Well, where to start....

First, of all, I don't respond to strawman arguments ( "wanna trade").

Second of all, if my paying 3 times the normal cost of Medicare is a "tax", why isn't it called that?

Third, I deliberately planned to take Social Security at age 70 when the installment payments stop, so that and other interest/dividends will make me only pay two times normal.

Fourth, as to politicians, if they REALLY cared about the elderly poor, etc., they wouldn't write checks with their mouths that they KNOW can't be cashed....even if "the rich" are taxed at 100%.

Fact: I and my employers paid in over $65,000 to Medicare since 1966. If one calculates the time value of that money until today, I could have purchased private insurance superior to Medicare at age 65...and still had plenty to give to numerous charities.

I'm done on this.

Cheers!
Murph
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