When Doves Cry: GOP fights to save Medicare from Democratic cuts…

Yes we ARE through the looking glass. I don’t care WHO is standing up for Medicare as long as someone is standing tall dammit.

MAC has an amendment to stop the Medicare cuts. The Democrats plan to kill it. He is on Kudlow now, we will post it as soon as the video comes up. He wants Medicare left intact and a payroll tax cut!!  It is 500billion to start, that kind of cutting is going to HURT.

I am unwilling to throw the Baby Boomers under the bus to give 15 million people crappy coverage. The other 15 million can damn well take their axx to the Medicaid line like they do for Food Stamps and other assistance. I have been there, they don’t bite people. God helps those who help themselves.  Go sign up for the safety net that is available if you and your family need it.

Would I like to expand coverage? LOVE TO! Did I plan to do so under HRC? Damn yes BEFORE THE ECONOMIC MELTDOWN AND LOSS OF TRILLIONS AND THE HUGE GAPING MAW OF THE DEFICIT ! DOOM I SAY DEFICIT DOOM!!!

okay, back to the GOP fighting for Medicare:

Courtesy of my Senator Jon Kyl R-AZ:

Jon Kyl, U.S. Senate Republican Whip, speaking on the Senate floor in favor of the McCain Amendment that would prevent the cuts in Medicare outlined in the Senate ObamaCare bill. As it stands, the Democrats’ bill will cut at least $450 BILLION from Medicare in order to pay for their new government-run health care system. December 2, 2009.

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December 2, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes. 1 comment.

Reality Bites: Here come the Social Security payroll tax hikes and benefit cuts- gird yourself Gen X

As usual, Gen X is about to get royally screwed. We are the tiniest generation so the pols feel free to frak us over at any given opportunity.The Boomers suck up all the benefits and live high on the economic hog (sorry guys but it’s true) and drive up the debt and Gen Y, (the spoiled ones that Obama considers his ‘base’, you know the ones WE have to carry on our insurance until they are..27!!!) are going to cut our Medicare and Social Security and send us off on an ice floe….

Boomers– 1946-1964 (inclusive), 75.8 million

Generation X = 50 Million /ages 38 – 45

Generation Y = 78 Million /21 – 40

After spending trillions they are getting ready to talk tough on the deficit, HA! and WE the lucky lucky Gen X can expect to see higher payroll taxes, higher retirement age (neat trick since the healthcare plan wont give us a damn knee replacement to work these extra years after the cuts!) AND lower Social Security benefits. Right on schedule as predicted…

WSJ:

The White House is considering a bipartisan commission to tackle the nation’s swelling deficit, as it seeks to show resolve on a problem that threatens its broader agenda.Top White House officials, including budget director Peter Orszag, met Tuesday with Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Kent Conrad to discuss establishing such a commission, which has been pushed by Mr. Conrad, a North Dakota Democrat, and his Republican counterpart on the committee, Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire.

Senior congressional officials said the idea was gaining traction. Two officials said the White House was likely to make its own proposal for a panel, which could have less power than the proposed Conrad-Gregg commission. White House aides said no final decision had been made.

The idea is to bring Republicans and Democrats together to make tough decisions about how to cut costs or raise revenue in areas including Social Security, Medicare and taxes. For the White House, establishing a commission would show that the Obama administration is serious about tackling the deficit while postponing any real moves until after the 2010 elections….

* Reality Bites clip courtesy of carocia, soundtrack courtesy of juanperezextreme

November 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Film, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Update: GOP proposes Seniors Health Care Bill of Rights…

An update from Ed at HotAir in which the govt run VA incorrectly notifies 1200 vets that they have a terminal, incurable illness.  Yeah give the govt the power to make decisions on health care treatments and give them all our medical records. What could possibly go wrong? (Disclaimer my grandmother died of ALS, it is a terrible disease that literally strikes terror when you hear the diagnosis )

Righteous, take it to the net..

…Republicans want reform that should, first, do no harm, especially to our seniors. That is why Republicans support a Seniors’ Health Care Bill of Rights, which we are introducing today, to ensure that our greatest generation will receive access to quality health care. We also believe that any health-care reform should be fully paid for, but not funded on the backs of our nation’s senior citizens.

First, we need to protect Medicare and not cut it in the name of “health-insurance reform….

Second, we need to prohibit government from getting between seniors and their doctors….

Third, we need to outlaw any effort to ration health care based on age…

Fourth, we need to prevent government from dictating the terms of end-of-life care…

Finally, we need to protect our veterans by preserving Tricare and other benefit programs for military families….

IMO the best thing Steele has done since taking the chair….Please spread this around to all your loved ones…

Grateful Dead courtesy of SmellsLikeReason; FOX courtesy of patriotsandheroes

The irony is of course the Dead performed for TOTUS and it is their gen of Baby Boomers who will get care rationed…witness the VA Your Life, Your Choices aka ‘they shoot horses dont they’ pamphlet…

Film clip courtesy of incrediblescenes

August 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Health Care: TOTUS proposes MORE cuts to Medicare: Specialists reimbursement now on the chopping block: Cardiologists’ payments gutted….

Please Seniors and those who love them, CALL YOUR CONGRESS CRITTERS. These Medicare cuts are appalling!! If this were a Republican POTUS the Congress would be UP IN ARMS over these proposed cuts…

WSJ:

…The Obama administration said Wednesday that it plans to cut Medicare payments for imaging services and specialists, and will use the savings to increase payments to physicians providing primary care.

Under the proposal, Medicare would put specialists’ payments for evaluating and managing illnesses on par with those of primary-care physicians starting in January…

…Payments to cardiologists would be trimmed by 11% overall, but certain procedures they perform would see steeper reductions. Alfred Bove, president of the American College of Cardiology, figured that cardiologists would receive 42% less for an echocardiogram and 24% less for a cardiac catheterization.

Radiologists would see an estimated cut of 20% for imaging services using expensive equipment such as MRI and CT scans, said Bibb Allen, chairman of the commission on economics at the American College of Radiology. That would be in addition to the cuts imposed on radiologists under a 2005 law, he said.

AGAIN he goes after the radiologists! What is with him and the MRIs??!!

The proposal (is) open for public comment until Aug. 31 and expected to be completed by Nov. 1…

…Groups representing cardiologists, radiologists and other specialists said they will lobby lawmakers to stop the cuts. Dr. Bove warned that “cutting back like this certainly threatens the successes we have had over the years with reducing heart disease.”…

Isn’t heart disease the number one killer of Americans? Why would you reduce payments on heart caths and EKGs??? SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!!! IS THIS THE FRAKKIN PLAN TO CUT COSTS?? CBO just came out and said the increased inflation in costs on healthcare is AGING POPULATION…uh oh…

OH NOES!!! TO SERVE MAN!! *(condensed clip courtesy of nterpri)

They claim the idea is to bring specialists compensation in line with GPs and thereby increase GPs. SAME ASS BACKWARDS PLAN THEY HAVE FOR THE ECONOMY.

TAKING AWAY FORM ONE PERSON IS NOT HOW TO GROW THE OTHER PERSONS PIE!!!!!! (and we know how obsessed TOTUS is with pie)

Specialists have MORE TRAINING, MORE EXPENSES, MORE EDUCATION, MORE CERTIFICATION. THEY GET MORE, GET IT??

ARRRRGGGLLEEE..

I hope to have some kick ass cardiologists out there when I get older, please folks, call Congress, tell them NO CUTS TO SPECIALISTS NO GUTTING MEDICARE TO GIVE TO THE UNINSURED. THIS IS NOT HOW WE DO IT IN AMERICA!!!!

And we haven’t even gotten into the fact that education and HEALTHCARE are the ONLY jobs sectors still growing. leave them aloooooone!! /rant off

July 3, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Horror, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Suspense. Comments off.

Ode to Gen X…

We are so totally frakked my fellow X-ers, as we kinda sorta always knew we would be…Reality Bites (1994)

The universal legacy of paying for previous generations sins continues to hammer GEN X and apparently will hammer our children and grandchildren as well. Back to my cynicism, it may keep me warm when they turn off the heat to those who make ‘too much’, or whom they deem ‘young enough’ to deal with the cold and carry whatever ‘legacy charge’ they dream up next….

We will always have …well not Paris, but the 7/11 and The Knack anyway, lol:

Cynical?? WHO US?? Gee wonder why! BWAAAAAAHAAAAAAA!!

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February 19, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Economy, Entertainment, Film, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, TARP, Uncategorized, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. 1 comment.

REPOST: Un-Dynamic Duo: Sebelius and Orszag to lead Healthcare & SS Reform?

REPOST: It’s official Shebores us has been nominated for HHS, here is the writeup we did last month…2 best things IMO, Daschle screwed himself out of the job and Howard Dean who broke TEH ROOLZ for Obama to win the primaries is UNDA DA BUS….BWAAAAHAAAAAA! Frakkers..

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February 19, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Cabinet, Economy, Hillary Clinton, Obama Administration, Politics, Uncategorized. 2 comments.

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