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Show Of Hands May 23rd, 2017 8:53pm

Do you approve of the portion of the proposed Trump administration budget that would cut Medicaid by $1.4 trillion over a decade? (see link for details)

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musicotic Michigan
05/23/17 1:55 pm

Hell no. People WILL die because of this, and the blood is on Trump's tiny hands.

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spplutchok Roebling, NJ
05/23/17 2:52 pm

Have your parents needed long term care yet?

No matter how much money they have it won't be enough.

EVERYONE OF YOU WILL NEED MEDICAID FOR THEM.

My wife and I took care of her parents. He was a millionaire. Didn't matter.

MIL came down with Alzheimer's and needed EIGHT YEARS of intensive assistive living care. At $6,000 a month.

Medicaid is jointly funded by federal and state governments. You are taxed at 2.9% or less. All fifty states contribute, with CA and NY heavily donating to everyone.

Compared to footing the bill for your parents yourself, in my view, Medicaid is a safety net ALL of us will need.

Let Medicaid do it's job. The push for a cut of $880 Million will kill your parents and force anguish and suffering on yourselves.

Nation wide issues of this magnitude should be adjudicated at a federal level.

Oppose Medicaid cuts.

Or your parents will suffer. Then when you need it, you'll have shot yourselves in the foot.

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musicotic Michigan
05/23/17 1:58 pm

Because poor people will no longer be able to afford care and they will die.

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timeout Boston Strong
05/23/17 4:26 pm

Give more to those that have, to hell with those that don't, seems to be the motto of this administration. Unacceptable.

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iceberg124
05/23/17 2:08 pm

Yes. All the democrats can do is say people will die and other fearmongering shit. How about the government stop stealing from the rich and giving to the most high risk people to get the same quality healthcare. leave it to the states!

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musicotic Michigan
05/23/17 3:26 pm

That is so wrong it hurts.

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nacho
05/23/17 4:06 pm

In California more than 30% of the population (over 11 million) are on Medicaid.
A program originally meant for the poor and disabled has expanded beyond it's scope.

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Arbiter7
05/23/17 3:23 pm

Any cut is a good cut.

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CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
05/23/17 2:30 pm

There's a lot of fat to be cut, yes

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mistah Happy Happy Joy Joy
05/23/17 2:56 pm

And what of the disabled that are unable to work?

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DexNav Location
05/23/17 4:04 pm

And let poorer people lose healthcare. You're utter vermin.

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bnnt Los Angeles
05/23/17 4:01 pm

When entitlement spending will be 77% of the federal budget by 2024, and costs will increase 72% (direct CBO budget forecast -not a partisan news journalist) by that time period if nothing is done - then yes, something should be done to keep it from growing.

The federal government can't be the caregiver/nanny to society. People need to plan for themselves and allow markets to come up with more efficient ways to treat people. As it is now, we have a partial/socialists Medicare program - a "free market" that subsidizes it, and taxpayers money. More government isn't the answer, it's why we're in this mess in the first place. Anything to make it smaller - bring it on.

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CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
05/23/17 2:32 pm

If I have a budget of $100 your kid's breakfast, and I cut it to $50, it doesn't mean I hate breakfast or kids. It means they don't need $100 per meal

Not a perfect analogy since healthcare is not like breakfast, but the point is there is useless fat in administration and other areas that should be cut

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pipes
05/23/17 3:45 pm

This is so wrong it hurts.

-not a communist

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Jazzy5 USA
05/23/17 5:30 pm

There are people that should not be on it! It was meant for our most needy.
People forget, the government does NOT pay for this waste, the tax payer does..

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iceberg124
05/23/17 2:09 pm

Not even just the rich, the people who work for a living.

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DexNav Location
05/23/17 4:37 pm

Legion doesn't have a point. Are you seriously gonna side with a guy who says healthcare pays for "non-White leeches"? You're messed up.

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RagingMystic covfefe
05/24/17 7:54 am

You realize he's only cutting taxes for the rich right? Hes actually increasing taxes on the middle class.

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roberbaran
05/26/17 6:44 am

Yes. That's exactly how it works in a civilized society. Healthy people contribute to keep sick people from dying in the street.

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cnc123 SUPREME 2016
05/23/17 3:28 pm

Well ur a communist so you don't have much credibility

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musicotic Michigan
05/24/17 9:59 am

We should be INCREASING funding, not cutting!

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badattitude no place like home
05/23/17 2:43 pm

Hopefully we won't need nearly that much Medicaid money when the economy pumps up and people go back to work. Hopefully.

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cecasejr Tennessee USA
05/23/17 2:51 pm

Yes. I cuts out the leeches of society and makes them work. There is no reason an able bodied person should get Medicaid.

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erchinator Colorado
05/23/17 1:57 pm

Yeah because healthcare is a human right and the government should have to pay for it....

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bobbyjindal3 Michigan
05/23/17 5:33 pm

Most of them have jobs idiot. Why do you guys assume they are lazy? Wish you fell in hard times and lost your job to see if you had the same mentality and couldn't find a job.

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beamsf15 Boise, ID
05/23/17 4:13 pm

Exactly what happened in Greece already. That government essentially crumbled. We are on the path to look exactly like them if we do not make some changes.

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bobbyjindal3 Michigan
05/23/17 3:12 pm

Most of the people under these programs are in states where trump won along with congressional districts. Expect democrats to gain in 2018.

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think4yourself Not a safe space
05/23/17 5:03 pm

Yes. There is too much waste, fraud, and abuse. They can help everyone that truly needs it with a smaller budget.

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BlackC
05/24/17 8:44 am

Goofy Don s budget is totally counter to what he proposed during his campaign . Like when he told the steel workers and coal miners "I will never forget you! Well this budget hits them the hardest and gives him a 5 billion tax break . America first doesn't mean make the wealthiest wealthier . This budget does that and we already no nothing trickles down from them.

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badattitude no place like home
05/23/17 4:30 pm

Socialist with a gun is a communist.

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IrishAlzheimers oakland, ca
05/23/17 6:09 pm

Why wouldn't republican legislators want to cut taxes for themselves? That's all it is. They don't care about you or the policy. They pay less taxes for Medicaid and get a government salary for obstructing laws and cutting taxes for the rich donors as a career. Congratulations.
Now the media get their slice of the pie by reporting on it. And the rest of the social media scum will profit off the info. And we'll argue about it.

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skinner Jersey City
05/23/17 2:35 pm

Yes, we need to get more people off entitlements if we are going to save them for future generations amid rising costs and shrinking tax bases. Medicaid, along with Social Security and Medicare, will be insolvent in the next couple decades if action is not taken now and I applaud President Trump for his political courage in taking on this long term challenge.

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Jazzy5 USA
05/23/17 6:28 pm

Last I looked the rich are both democrats and republicans.
The working middle class will take any break they can get!
They don't care about party, they care about their pockets..

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bobbyjindal3 Michigan
05/24/17 11:38 am

Ptellini is in clear denial. Sad. Pathetic.

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badattitude no place like home
05/23/17 2:44 pm

I like the way you think. See my comment above.

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Okie1967 Lets go brandon
05/23/17 2:46 pm

Yes. It's a welfare program.

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think4yourself Not a safe space
05/23/17 6:37 pm

Because republicans spend tremendously less than democrats. Out of the top 70 spenders in congress 65 of them are democrats.

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think4yourself Not a safe space
05/23/17 6:42 pm

You obviously don't know the difference between handing out other people's money and letting people keep more of their own. Big difference.

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bobbyjindal3 Michigan
05/23/17 5:34 pm

I assume you are a white middle class person right? But fuck working class right? They just leech off and don't work.

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mstt
05/23/17 7:52 pm

It is not cutting, it is reducing the increase.

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RagingMystic covfefe
05/24/17 9:24 am

He's not using American steel. Period.

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RagingMystic covfefe
05/24/17 9:25 am

Which is the opposite of helping steel workers.

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think4yourself Not a safe space
05/23/17 6:56 pm

If you want to keep all the profit for yourself then start your own business. Most people choose to work for someone else because it is tremendously easier than working for themselves.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
05/23/17 2:11 pm

And replace it with what? And at what cost?

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badattitude no place like home
05/23/17 4:28 pm

Legion has a point. Time to work.

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