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Monday, April 18, 2011

More Budget Speech Problems

Now, we believe the reforms we’ve proposed to strengthen Medicare and Medicaid will enable us to keep these commitments to our citizens while saving us $500 billion by 2023, and an additional $1 trillion in the decade after that. But if we’re wrong, and Medicare costs rise faster than we expect, then this approach will give the independent commission the authority to make additional savings by further improving Medicare.
So why not just improve it all the way right now?  Oh, wait, could it be because those "improvements" might be unpopular?  Might they not be "improvements" at all?

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