Thursday, May 26, 2011

Republicans' Kill Medicare Bill Defeated in the Senate! Paul Ryan won't be Pushing Granny off a Cliff!

Joined by several moderate Republicans, Democrats controlling the Senate rejected a controversial House budget plan for turning Medicare into a voucherlike program for future beneficiaries.

Five Republicans joined all the Democrats in killing the measure, which calls for transforming Medicare into a program in which future beneficiaries - people now 54 and younger - would be given a subsidy to purchase health insurance rather than have the government directly pay hospital and doctor bills.

Democrats said the GOP plan would "end Medicare as we know it," and they made it the central issue in a special election Tuesday in which Democrats seized a longtime GOP district in western New York, rattling Republicans.

1 comment:

Vicente Duque said...

Miss Havisham Politics ( Charles Dickens ) : I don’t think that focusing on debt and deficit reduction in the middle of a recession is a good thing - Despising and hating the poor, the disadvantaged, Minorities, etc.... - Enter "Lucky Ducky".

"Miss Havisham" in novel "Great Expectations" : In the books of Charles Dickens you see bad characters of selfishness, stinginess, lack of generosity, meanness, you see many mean and low actions.

But you also see the opposite, people with a good heart. Noble Human Beings of Love and sharing with others.

From Wikipedia :

Miss Havisham is a significant character in the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations (1861). She is a wealthy spinster, who lives in her ruined mansion with her adopted daughter, Estella, whom she has sent to France, while she herself is described as looking like "the witch of the place."

Although she has often been portrayed in film versions as very elderly, Dickens's own notes indicate that she is only in her mid-fifties. However, it is also indicated that her long life away from the sunlight has in itself aged her, and she is said to look like a cross between a waxwork and a skeleton, with moving eyes.


Many people today are like "Miss Havisham" : selfish, mean, envious, filled with resentment against others, against life, against the hand of cards that they were dealt in this Casino that we call "Life".

Some people may be rich but resent the happiness of the Poor, of Minorities, etc .... like in the comic "Lucky Ducky" of "Tom the dancing bug", satirical comic strip by cartoonist and political commentator Ruben Bolling that covers current events from a liberal point of view.

Hollingsworth Hound says to Lucky Ducky that is mopping the floor of his offices : "You poor make me sick", You pay no income taxes, Yet you take take Government services".

From Wikipedia :

Lucky Ducky (purportedly from Wall Street Journal Comix) is a duck who despite being homeless, destitute, and working in a crummy job always manages to enrage his arch-nemesis, the very wealthy Hollingsworth Hound. Hollingsworth usually views any source of joy or happiness in Lucky's life to be too much of an advantage and does his best to eliminate it, claiming that the joy or happiness is at the expense of the rich. Hollingsworth tries to show that taxes especially hurt the poor, and demolish claims that they do not. Lucky Ducky first appeared after The Wall Street Journal editorialized against progressive tax policies, calling poor workers "lucky duckies" because they have a smaller federal income tax burden.

Being rich does not mean that you do not feel ENVY, or that you are not a BASTARD !

As my old father used to say "All problems in the world start with ENVY !", "Children, never feel envy"..... "IF God gave money to your neighbor, then pray to Saint Peter to blees it and multiply it"...

And I forgot that tell you that I was educated in the highest respect for British Economist John Maynard Keynes and for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ..... And I have never seen an intellectual development, event or powerful idea to change my mind.

Vicente Duque

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