Posts Tagged ‘spending’

Paul Krugman: Medicare Spending Is Down Sharply

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Since the mainstream media is mum, and even liberal MSNBC is mostly silent, I thought I’d share a little tidbit about health care spending. Over the last few years, overall health care spending has slowed dramatically, and now we find out Medicare is spending $1,000 less per beneficiary than originally projected by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)….
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Federal Budget Deficit At Five Year Low, But Republicans Still Plan To Take Country Hostage

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Republican lawmakers in Washington plan to take the country hostage this fall until their demands are met. Never mind that the federal budget deficit for 2013 is on track to hit a five year low. The U.S. Treasury reports that the budget gap dropped 35% from this time last year, and the Congressional Budget Office…
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America Spends Billions On Police State, Ignores The Real Security Issue

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Because of the NSA leaks by Edward Snowden, not only are we fully aware of the violations to our civil liberties, we also know our tax dollars are being used against us, in the name of national security. There’s a lot of money being spent on a shiny new police state, and what is it…
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The Public Is Obtuse On Medicare Spending, While Conservative ‘Leaders’ Bank On This Ignorance

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There are conservatives who believe government is incapable of doing anything meaningful. They believe the only true purpose of government is national security. And these conservatives believe programs like Medicare are saddled with massive fraud and waste. And there are conservatives who are on Medicare that hold these beliefs while gobbling up more Medicare services…
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Lacking Compassion: Conservatives Cannot See Past Their Contempt

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I’m actively engaged in what has evolved to become a “mostly” cordial conversation with a conservative via Facebook private message on the Left Call fan page. You’d be surprised that I even bothered to respond to this person given it did not start out cordially. This was his first message: You left wing people are…
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