That's what you are not getting...when you say let them expire, that just isn't going to happen across the board
I realize that but didn't I say that is what should happen? I got news for you I'm not in Washington making policy. I'm a peanut picker on the sideline watching all of this go down, same as you.
You said you need both tax increases and spending cuts...in reality you don't and Dr. Paul showed us as much. Him being elected has no bearing on the fact that our fiscal house can be in order without tax increases
Well I respectfully disagree with you. I know that is hard for folks on here to understand that two parties can disagree, respectfully.
I like Ron Paul but I didn't agree with every little thing in his proposal. And I don't have time to sit here and quote and requote you all day and discuss his fiscal plan. Even if I did, at the end of the day what is that going to do anyway? Get you to change your mind on anything? It's not going to happen.
IMO, and that is all it is, is an opinion. We need both. I never recommended a tax increase, only an expiration of some tax cuts that were never supposed to be permanent. I think maybe the FACTS of those cuts are escaping you. They were signed in with a shelf life, not permanent, a temporary thing. If they were signed in as permanent then we would be discussing a pure tax increase across the board. Those cuts were never offset and were not supposed to be permanent. Is that something that you can understand with all the finger pointing?
I think the debt and fiscal mess we are in, is so dire, that we need both. Budgets need to be slashed in Defense, Medicare (can be done with some kind of healthcare reform), entitlements, everything you want done, and at the same time don't go taxing people to death. Just let these temporary cuts that were places as such, expire, as they were intended to do in the first place.
Let's wait for the investigation. After the software is taken out then it will just be policy for those tests. We need to reform healthcare and address WHY it is expensive.
2) insurance for maintenance
3) Those that can't pay still get treatments which causes those that can and those with insurance to pay for theirs + the guy that didn't pay
4) we need to learn how to die respectfully....end of life care here is rediculous. If it's your own money by all means spend it. If it isn't then die with some respect. 3 months of your life really isn't worth 100k
WE also don't need to spend money running tests that don't need to be run. You know how expensive they are to run going by your healthcare experience. Massive money. I agree with your points above though.
Anyone can ask for changes to get us back to the constitution. To take us to a socialist state, while technically you are free to do so, but understand this country was founded on individual exceptionalism...not on group hugs
Individual exceptionalism gets pretty difficult for many of our constituents when you throw greed in there. The private market isn't the solution for everything. Like many I love the constitution and the ideals it represents but I'm also intelligent enough to know that it was written a long time ago during a different age, a different era and I'd love to have those guys present to see what our nation has become. I'd love their take on corps, their attorneys, them being viewed as people when they aren't held responsible like the constituents are.