Originally Posted by johnnydrama
I don't really have a heart, I just think about the logical conclusions of some policies.
If we drop Medicare, no one will insure the elderly (can't be done at a profit with reasonable rates). Many of them will die sooner.
My main issue with the arguments posted here is: why is the debt suddenly a problem? By all objective indicators it isn't yet. Yes, it needs to be controlled in the future with a mixture of spending cuts and tax increases.
But government needs to act as a counter-cyclical force, and the cuts that are currently happening (just look at total government employment numbers) are already restricting our recovery.
I know it's pointless to argue with you guys, but basically every prediction made by your economic philosophy has been proven false by this last downturn. Someone needs to shoot your economic zombies in the head with a silver bullet or something I guess.
No one said drop medicare. You cut medicare spending by raising the eligibility age, cutting usless end of life futile procedures, raising copays.
We have plenty of coal and nat gas for centuries,