Of course Carol, you just had to pass on your usual lies and distortions.Thought I should pass this on.
To the United States Federal Government:
The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You had 237 years to get it right and it is broke.
Social Security was established in 1935. You had 77 years to get it right and it is broke.
Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.
War on Poverty started in 1964. You had 48 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the
poor" and they only want more.
Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You had 47 years to get it right and they are broke.
Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You had 42 years to get it right and it is broke.
The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 35 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.
And now you want to run our health care system.
Does anyone have any common sense anymore?
The only reason the Postal Service is in financial difficulty is because of the Congressional mandates that were imposed upon the Postal Service. Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA), which was signed into law by President G.W. Bush on December 20, 2006.
One of the provisions of the PAEA was to mandate that the Postal Service fully pre-fund future retiree health benefits for the next 75 years, and to do it within a ten-year window. This means that the Postal Service is required to send to the U. S. Treasury $5.5 billion each September 30. Remember, this is to pay for the future retirement health benefits of people who haven't even been born yet. The Postal Service is the only entity that is mandated by law to do this. No government agency, corporation or organization is required to fully pre-fund future retirees' health benefits.
You're assertion that Social Security is broke is another one of your goddamned lies. Social Security in 2011 took in more that it spent and added $95 billion to its surplus and lifted 20 million Americans of all ages out of poverty. It will only stop taking in more than it spends in 2021 which is easily remedied by restoring the Reagan standard that 90 percent of wages are covered by the Social Security tax, which now applies to only 83 percent of wages. If we went back to the Reagan standard, the Social Security tax would apply to close to $200,000 of wages this year instead of $110,100.
Fannie Mae is not broke LIAR, In 2012 Fannie Mae announced its largest annual profit of 17.2 billion. With the continued recovery of the housing industry it's doing just fine and in the black.
Freddie Mac is also doing better with the improving housing market.
Many people are in poverty because of the low wages paid by companies like Wal Mart. If we were to raise the minimum wage to a level that people could actually live on their salaries then much poverty would disappear. Your denigration of the poor demonstrates once more that youre a fraud as a Christian.
Medicare is not broke LIAR. In fact the ACA has improved the solvency of the program.
We are not importing more oil LIAR. In 2012 we were importing 42% less oil.
The ACA is not about controlling health care STUPID! It's about reining in the abuses by big insurance that prevented millions from getting health insurance.