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<<Life is stressful. People have to choose among hundreds of different boxes of cerial (sic) when they go to the store, too. There are hundreds of different companies peddling auto insurance ---- do you find find these choices overwhelming as well?

I feel a sorry for you, really, if, in your mind, the hard choices being made by countless thousands of poor and elderly, as they just try to get by, are comparable to "choosing among boxes of different (sic) cerial."

While choosing your morning Post Toasties may be trivializing the issue, people make such choices every day. I added the example of buying auto insurance, which is not a trivial decision and which is comparble to choosing a drug plan.

And I also noted that the drug bill also gave people the choice of opting out of the plan, an option which YOU have chosen to exercise. Had everything been mandatory, you wouldn't have had that choice to make. So you, personally, have benefitted from the choices provided in the drug bill.

<<Sorry Vermonter, but your complaints are those of a spoiled child.

Excuse me? I almost spit my coffee on the keyboard when I burst out laughing at that!

Yeah, I'm spoiled. You have no idea how hard I've worked all my life or how hard my wife has worked -- nor is it any of your business, for that matter.

I don't think you are a spoiled child. I do think that your complaints about how tough it is for people to decide on a drug plan in which to participate, and that it would be better for people to have no choice, are those of a spoiled child. That particular argument is a whine.

As I you have noted, you yourself have benefitted from the choices available in the Medicare drug plan, since you find it more desireable to opt out than to opt in.

It was not my intention to be personally insulting.

Seattle Pioneer
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