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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 02:51 PM

2. They Are Counting, Sir, On Old People Not Giving a Damn About their Children

The 'plan' does indeed claim it will leave the present system in place for everyone fifty-five and older, with the voucher system coming only when people now fifty-four or younger reach eligibility age. The vouchers will be for an amount well below the actual costs of insurance, and are set to rise in a proportion much less than the rates at which insurance prices are expected to rise, so that in practice most retirees will not be able to acquire adequate insurance, if they can acquire any, though doubtless fraudsters will spring like toadstools to collect the vouchers without providing any real coverage. Above this, there will be the fact that exclusion for 'pre-existing conditions' will be allowed, and very few people will reach retirement age without something previously diagnosed that most insurance companies would consider grounds to refuse to sell them coverage.

They are honestly expecting old people to support this plan, knowing full well it is designed to screw, blue, and tattoo their sons and daughters, grand-children, nephews, nieces, what have you. Ryan and Romney and the rest of the Republicans are counting on older Americans being such selfish &^%**#s that they will not give a damn what happens to their kids so long as they have theirs....

"Romney loves America like a tick loves a dog."

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