Video: Sen Judd Gregg (R-NH) schools MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on a oepaying fora tax cuts

Dec 8, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Bully Pulpit

That construct, Gregg explains, assumes that all income belongs to the government, and that there is a cost in allowing people to keep their own money.

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Dec 12, 2010
 
The elderly entering nursing homes have no voice. Apparently this is what the GOP counted on, and it's working.
This example is the GOP’s “One-Stop-Shop” of hypocrisy; the decimation of
the middle class.
Cheney/Gregg's Deficit Reduction Act 2005 passed in RECONCILIATION,
illegally with two different documents in the House and Senate, taxes the
middle class elderly the total amount of their life savings if they need a
nursing home. Most of these nursing homes are non-profit to boot, as it is
in my parent's case.
In my parent's case this was a $600+ a day “tax” for 1.5 years before
MassHealth (yes, Massachusetts) would consider their application. So my
parents paid out their total life savings @$600 a day to subsidize all the
others in the nonprofit nursing home who are already on Medicaid.
This is the Cheney/Gregg's method of reduction of the deficit...off the
backs of W.W.II Disabled Vets (my parents) who remain alive long enough to
need a nursing home, but too old to complain. If they passed away before
they needed the nursing home their life savings would have been inherited
tax free (less than 2M). No inheritance tax?! They’ll get your assets when
you enter a nursing home ($300+ a day each)!!!!!!!!!
Now that their life savings has gone to the nonprofit and Medicaid has
kicked in, my parents still have to pay the nonprofit their retirement
income of $69,348 a year, as it should be!!!!!!…but only after Medicaid
demands they continue to pay their Medicare and Federal Blue Cross insurance
premiums of $5,505 a year. They have prescription coverage under their
Medigap policy, but they still were forced to Medicare D. Think about that.
Why wasn’t their retirement income of $69,348 (minus the premiums of $5,505
still required of them going to Medicare and Federal Blue Cross) enough for
the nonprofit nursing home from the date of their admissions? Ask
Cheney/Gregg.
Gregg says now…“We can all agree that no American should lose their life
savings or their home because of illness or injury and that the rising cost
of health care severely burdens individuals, families and businesses,” Gregg
wrote in his letter to Obama this week.“Report after report also confirms
that health care costs are a systemic risk to the long-term fiscal health of
our nation.”
He apparently forgot about his Deficit Reduction Act 2005 he passed in
reconciliation which does exactly this to the elderly needing nursing homes
who have saved more than $2,000 in their lifetime and not hidden it.
Cheney/Gregg's DRA 2005 is the perfect example of how the GOP reduces the
deficit off the backs of W.W.II Vets with a tax of $300+/day...the perfect
storm of GOP, health care debate let them eat cake and GOP hypocrisy.
Medicare does not cover nursing homes. My parent’s life savings does.
Watch Sen. Gregg "not" answer the hard questions about what he did here.
The Cheney/Gregg Deficit Reduction Act 2005, passed in reconciliation, is
the largest case of Elder Middle-class W.W.II Disabled Vet Financial Abuse
in History!!

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Cheney/Gregg's DRA 2005 is the perfect example of how the GOP reduces the
deficit off the backs of W.W.II Vets with a tax of $300+/day...the perfect
storm of GOP, health care debate let them eat cake and GOP hypocrisy.

Medicare does not cover nursing homes. My parent’s life savings does.
Watch Sen. Gregg "not" answer the hard questions about what he did here.

The Cheney/Gregg Deficit Reduction Act 2005, passed in reconciliation, is
the largest case of Elder Middle-class W.W.II Disabled Vet Financial Abuse
in History!!

Wake up all you elders who are on Medicare or Medicare Advantage and LOVE
them. Cheney/Gregg and nonprofit nursing homes CFO’s are counting on you
and your families to remain hapless while they take your life savings from
you if you ever need long-term care.

The gentleman in the next room to my parents purchased long-term-care
insurance to protect his assets. It turns out that this policy will not pay
for his long-term care now (he was duped by the countless loopholes). So
his and my parents’ life savings are paying for all the others in that
nonprofit nursing home who hid their assets and/or are already on Medicaid.

Pay close attention to how the GOP will not address what they did to the
elderly with the Deficit Reduction Act 2005 that passed in reconciliation.
They counted on the elderly to be and remain ignorant until they are
admitted into nonprofit nursing homes…

and...Apparently this 92-year-old W.W.II Disabled Vet (Member of Kearby's
Thunderbolts; www.PacificWrecks.com ) and his 89-year-old wife's..(who share
two Purple Hearts and one burial flag)...warm and still-breathing bodies are
for sale here in Massachusetts and nationwide.
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The elderly entering nursing homes have no voice. Apparently this is what the GOP counted on, and it's working. I'm sure my anger is apparent here.




This example is the GOP’s “One-Stop-Shop” of hypocrisy; the decimation of
the middle class.

Cheney/Gregg's Deficit Reduction Act 2005 passed in RECONCILIATION,
illegally with two different documents in the House and Senate, taxes the
middle class elderly the total amount of their life savings if they need a
nursing home. Most of these nursing homes are non-profit to boot, as it is
in my parent's case.

In my parent's case this was a $600+ a day “tax” for 1.5 years before
MassHealth (yes, Massachusetts) would consider their application. So my
parents paid out their total life savings @$600 a day to subsidize all the
others in the nonprofit nursing home who are already on Medicaid.

This is the Cheney/Gregg's method of reduction of the deficit...off the
backs of W.W.II Disabled Vets (my parents) who remain alive long enough to
need a nursing home, but too old to complain. If they passed away before
they needed the nursing home their life savings would have been inherited
tax free (less than 2M). No inheritance tax?! They’ll get your assets when
you enter a nursing home ($300+ a day each)!!!!!!!!!

Now that their life savings has gone to the nonprofit and Medicaid has
kicked in, my parents still have to pay the nonprofit their retirement
income of $69,348 a year, as it should be!!!!!!…but only after Medicaid
demands they continue to pay their Medicare and Federal Blue Cross insurance
premiums of $5,505 a year. They have prescription coverage under their
Medigap policy, but they still were forced to Medicare D. Think about that.

Why wasn’t their retirement income of $69,348 (minus the premiums of $5,505
still required of them going to Medicare and Federal Blue Cross) enough for
the nonprofit nursing home from the date of their admissions? Ask
Cheney/Gregg.

Gregg says now…“We can all agree that no American should lose their life
savings or their home because of illness or injury and that the rising cost
of health care severely burdens individuals, families and businesses,” Gregg
wrote in his letter to Obama this week.“Report after report also confirms
that health care costs are a systemic risk to the long-term fiscal health of
our nation.”

He apparently forgot about his Deficit Reduction Act 2005 he passed in
reconciliation which does exactly this to the elderly needing nursing homes
who have saved more than $2,000 in their lifetime and not hidden it.

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