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Subject: Re: Medicare Buy-in for 55-year-olds? Date: 12/12/2009 3:35 PM
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It's not lying on purpose..it's just the same knee-jerk right-wing reaction and one of a handful of methods used to argue against any social program: somewhere, a few pennies of their money might support someone else's but not their own actions, or someone else who they don't approve of.

Now, this logic only works in certain situations.

It's ok to say you don't want your tax dollars supporting overweight people since you're not overweight,and don't agree with their supposed life choices, same with gay rights, but it's not ok to say, you don't support having a 600-700 BILLION dollar military budget "so why should I have to pay for that with my taxes?" Instead, focus your outrage on smaller amounts that go to social programs.

It's ok to get outraged that your tax dollars are supporting lower income people and that somewhere, at least some of them were not responsible..but we're not allowed to get outraged over welfare for the rich where folks like Warren Buffett (by his own words and no one has won the bet when challenged to disprove him) and other CEOs pay less taxes thanks to the 'welfare for the richest-of-the-rich" tax codes...you're not allowed to get outraged that your tax dollars paid for NHI research that was handed over for free to a company to sell you the drug your tax dollars developed, without any limits to what their profits can be or how extreme their prices can be..

Outrage at your tax dollars supporting other things can only work in one direction, by the subtle and nuanced 'philosophy' of the Right ;-)
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