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    Poll: Plurality of Republicans say don’t touch Medicare | The Raw Story

    A plurality of Republican voters don't want the federal government to make any changes to Medicare, the Gallup polling firm found Wednesday -- a potentially problematic sign for GOP leaders who are pushing for deep cuts to the program.

    Thirty-three percent of Republicans said the government should "not try to control costs," while an additional 28 percent supported "minor changes" to the program. Twenty percent said "major changes" would be necessary, and just 14 percent backed a "complete overhaul" of the seniors' health care program.
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    #75 Jersey

    Sooner or laterr, it will have to change.
    Mark Steyn: Ending Medicare, or ending America? - Orange County Register
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    The question without context, ie the consequences of NOT making changes to the program, is meaningless. Sure many people would prefer the status quo. Would they prefer the status quo if it destroyed their children's and grandchildren's economic future?


    My guess is that the poll would have very different results.


    The current welfare state is unsustainable due to the demographics of the country. These programs are ponzi schemes that could fol people and allow pols to give out goodies as long as the number of taxpayers/payees was high enough. Those days are gone and no number of lies and scare stories are going to change that basic fact.
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    #91 Jersey

    The entire system is a giant Ponzi scheme.
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    You ain't kiddin...
    And here's the ultimate scheme (or scam)- convincing the People that the rich create jobs if we just let them have more money to do so:

    "...There is currently no shortage of corporate profits or excessive executive compensation to explain away the failure of the private sector to create jobs. On the contrary, as The New York Times reports, “In the fourth quarter, profits at American businesses were up an astounding 29.2 percent, the fastest growth in more than 60 years. Collectively, American corporations logged profits at an annual rate of $1.678 trillion.” And to add insult to injury, the top executives, who seem unable or unwilling to create jobs or adequately reward their workers, have increased their own compensation by a whopping 12 percent over the previous year, setting the median pay at $9.6 million per year for those in control of the leading 200 companies. The Times adds that “C.E.O. pay is also on the rise again at companies like Capital One and Goldman Sachs, which survived the economic storm with the help of all of those taxpayer-financed bailouts.”

    Robert Scheer: The False Debate on the Debt - Robert Scheer's Columns - Truthdig
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    #91 Jersey

    The country has been Raped by these people for the last Ten years or more. About 9-10 years ago i read an article that said the same thing as the one you posted. It said that CEOs of American corporations were making 200X what the average worker they employed. Conversely CEOs in Japan were making 20x what the average worker was making, and that a Japanese CEO would be Embarrassed to make more. The same went for Europe, its disgusting, its Obcene.
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    Of course corp CEO's will have zero impact of the viability of Medicare.

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