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Video: Ryan: "We want to avoid a debt crisis"

There are 56 comments on the CBS News story from Mar 25, 2012, titled Video: Ryan: "We want to avoid a debt crisis". In it, CBS News reports that:

Rep. Paul Ryan talks with Norah O'Donnell on "Face the Nation" about his newly-released budget and tax proposal that he says will move the country on a path towards paying off the debt.

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Sheik Yerbouti

Lambertville, NJ

#44 Mar 27, 2012
It is clear that ryan and his minions are social Darwinists of the worst sort! They live in a randian fantasy world!
DanielGagnon

Lexington, IL

#46 Mar 27, 2012
anneutral wrote:
when will people understand that "trickle-down" economics does NOT work.
it has NEVER worked.
(greed is a part of human nature, therefore people cannot be trusted to do the right thing)
Greed is not part of human nature, but self-interest is.
Greed IS part of government control and power, though.
Obamacare is a case in point.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#47 Mar 27, 2012
DanielGagnon wrote:
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Greed is not part of human nature, but self-interest is.
Greed IS part of government control and power, though.
Obamacare is a case in point.
greed is a part of human nature.
as a psychologist.
.
I agree that government is all about control and power, but why would you think healthcare, a thing that will help millions of US citizens get basic preventive care, could be an example.
extending tax cuts put into place with an expiration date is a much better example of control and power through greed.
DanielGagnon

Lexington, IL

#48 Mar 27, 2012
anneutral wrote:
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greed is a part of human nature.
as a psychologist.
.
I agree that government is all about control and power, but why would you think healthcare, a thing that will help millions of US citizens get basic preventive care, could be an example.
extending tax cuts put into place with an expiration date is a much better example of control and power through greed.
The Federal government is the main driving force of the higher costs of "basic preventive care." They should stay out of it.
But they want to pull the strings on who, when and where care is given.
I don't understand the concept of allowing taxed citizens to keep more of the money they earn as government control and power through greed.
Robert

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#49 Mar 28, 2012
anneutral wrote:
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greed is a part of human nature.
as a psychologist.
.
I agree that government is all about control and power, but why would you think healthcare, a thing that will help millions of US citizens get basic preventive care, could be an example.
extending tax cuts put into place with an expiration date is a much better example of control and power through greed.
Our healthcare system needs to be completely overhauled but Obama care is exactly the wrong direction to go.

tc.) to keep costs low. In the end, it completely distorts the free market system.

Many people like having the "cocoon" of mandated health care coverage. But it's something that comes at a tremendous cost to you. Your employer considers those benefits part of your pay, and it ultimately depresses the actual wages you receive in your paycheck.

We pay more for healthcare in this country than anyone without having to life expectancy of people in countries paying considerably less.

We need to get the government and employers out of the insurance business and let it operate like a competitive market then people can make choices just like they do with Home, Auto and Life insurance.

You don't have to tell the elderly and poor tough luck hope you don't get sick. You can have vouchers for some of it but not all, everyone needs to have a little skin in the game, people need the incentive to take better care of themselves, eat better, exercise that sort of thing.

“Kenyan-born Obama=Antichrist”

Since: Sep 09

Casper, WY

#50 Mar 28, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
It is clear that ryan and his minions are social Darwinists of the worst sort! They live in a randian fantasy world!
THEY ARE ushering in The New World Order.
And here's the other Dealio:
Sep60-17YO Nat King Cole fan Stannie Dunham goes to college.

Nov60-Stannie makes her parents proud becoming PG by the 1st & only black student @University of HI, Kenyan-Brit Barack H. Obama(he is quite a bit older & already married).

Jan61-Pregnant Stannie Dunham does not return for 2nd semester.

Jun61-B.H. Obama completes his Junior year and visits his homeland w/new wife(?) Stannie on trip/honeymoon paid for by the Dunhams.

Jul/Aug61-Stannie is refused boarding on 4-engine propjob back to Hawaii due to late stage of pregnancy.

August 4th 1961(approx) Barack H. Obama II was born in Mombassa, Kenya as witnessed by Grandma Sarah Obama & others.
ANY QUESTIONS?
Researcher

Waco, TX

#51 Mar 28, 2012
Robert wrote:
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Our healthcare system needs to be completely overhauled but Obama care is exactly the wrong direction to go.
That's not what people who know something about the matter say:

“Romney-care in Massachusetts proves health mandate works”

The state law, on which the federal plan is based, has brought the idea of health coverage for all to life, the state law's designers and operators say.

The Massachusetts law has "turned out to be a success," said David Cutler, an economics professor at Harvard who helped policy makers draw up the law. "People have gotten coverage. They got coverage at the rate we thought, and at the cost we thought."

About 98 percent of state residents are insured under the legislation Romney signed in 2006, a 10 percent increase from the previous three-year average.

Government costs haven't ballooned, officials say, and 63 percent of residents support the law

A 2011 poll by The Boston Globe and the Harvard School of Public Health showed that 63 percent of Massachusetts residents supported the state law.

," http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationw...

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#52 Mar 28, 2012
Robert wrote:
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Our healthcare system needs to be completely overhauled but Obama care is exactly the wrong direction to go.
tc.) to keep costs low. In the end, it completely distorts the free market system.
Many people like having the "cocoon" of mandated health care coverage. But it's something that comes at a tremendous cost to you. Your employer considers those benefits part of your pay, and it ultimately depresses the actual wages you receive in your paycheck.
We pay more for healthcare in this country than anyone without having to life expectancy of people in countries paying considerably less.
We need to get the government and employers out of the insurance business and let it operate like a competitive market then people can make choices just like they do with Home, Auto and Life insurance.
You don't have to tell the elderly and poor tough luck hope you don't get sick. You can have vouchers for some of it but not all, everyone needs to have a little skin in the game, people need the incentive to take better care of themselves, eat better, exercise that sort of thing.
it currently is a competitive market, which is why it's all about insuring people that aren't likely to get sick, and denying coverage to those that have paid into the system when they do get sick.
.
are you aware that having been raped is considered a pre-existing condition?
are you also aware that women are charged more, almost across the board, than men are?

discrimination is at hand, and by regulating the market, the government can make these sorts of things illegal.
Breitbart

Berlin, NJ

#53 Mar 29, 2012
Obama gets laughed at in Supreme court. He will pay if he put us through all of this for nothing.
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#54 Mar 29, 2012
anneutral wrote:
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it currently is a competitive market, which is why it's all about insuring people that aren't likely to get sick, and denying coverage to those that have paid into the system when they do get sick.
.
are you aware that having been raped is considered a pre-existing condition?
are you also aware that women are charged more, almost across the board, than men are?
discrimination is at hand, and by regulating the market, the government can make these sorts of things illegal.
Competitive market??? In what way? The employer picks what health insurance company to go with. The employee has no say. The health insurance companies have divided up the market and each is able to charge as much as they can get away with. No wonder they make billions of dollars providing no service. We need to get the insurance companies out of the way. They should not be between health care professionals and patients. They should not be taking billions of dollars out with no return.

I hope this is what you are saying. If so, I am trying to make it clear. If not, then ???

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#55 Mar 29, 2012
Don Joe wrote:
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Competitive market??? In what way? The employer picks what health insurance company to go with. The employee has no say. The health insurance companies have divided up the market and each is able to charge as much as they can get away with. No wonder they make billions of dollars providing no service. We need to get the insurance companies out of the way. They should not be between health care professionals and patients. They should not be taking billions of dollars out with no return.
I hope this is what you are saying. If so, I am trying to make it clear. If not, then ???
I agree that employers should not be responsible, it causes undue burden.
(it is what I'm saying)
Researcher

Waco, TX

#56 Mar 29, 2012
Don Joe wrote:
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Competitive market??? In what way? The employer picks what health insurance company to go with. The employee has no say. The health insurance companies have divided up the market and each is able to charge as much as they can get away with. No wonder they make billions of dollars providing no service. We need to get the insurance companies out of the way. They should not be between health care professionals and patients. They should not be taking billions of dollars out with no return.
I hope this is what you are saying. If so, I am trying to make it clear. If not, then ???
Isn't it interesting that at least 40 cents out of every dollar paid to insurance companies goes for administrative costs?

Medicare takes everybody over 65, but MEDICARE SPENDS ONLY 9 CENTS out of each dollar for administrative costs. That extra 30 cents/dollar that insurance companies keep makes a lot of people very rich.

Also, we pay much more per capita for health care than most other top-tier nations spend.

Yet the quality of health care in the U.S. is only 37th out of 191 ranked countries.

"The U.S. health system spends a higher portion of its gross domestic product than any other country but ranks 37 out of 191 countries according to its performance.

"The United Kingdom, which spends just six percent of GDP on health services, ranks 18 th . Several small countries – San Marino, Andorra, Malta and Singapore are rated close behind second- placed Italy."

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Birther Summit Cancelled

United States

#58 Mar 30, 2012
Welby pathetic no-show for the BIG no show. hahahahaha
imaginaryfriend

Sterling Heights, MI

#59 Mar 30, 2012
Eddie Munster Ryan will have a temper tantrum if the one per cent has to pay their fair share in taxes!(Like how it worked well prior to that rat of trickle-down, Reagan.).
The debt "crisis" was created by RepUGLYcons for the benefit of RepUGLYcons. Bush's wars, tax cuts for the wealthy, and Corporate Welfare. To name just a few reasons we no longer have the big surplus left by President Clinton. Get the bleep Off of OUR Planet, ReTHUGliCONS!
ABN Ortiz

Naperville, IL

#60 Mar 31, 2012
It's sad that we give money to countries that have a free healthcare system and we don't have one.
Tanya

Whittier, CA

#62 Apr 3, 2012
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