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Old 09-22-2010, 08:05 AM
Ocean Ocean is offline
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Default Re: Potentially Non-Evil Human Beings (Katherine Mangu-Ward & Stephen Spruiell)

Thank you for your comprehensive reply. Following the numbers that you show, and knowing that we can't change the past, I would favor to get started with the big items. Even if raising taxes for the richest (to what the previous levels were) and decreasing defense expending won't solve the entire problem, they will help. The problem with health care, is and has been a much more complex one due to the raising costs of health care separate from any attempt to reform or expand coverage.

Sometimes, I wonder how do people who want to eliminate social security, or education/ health budgets, manage their own personal budgets? If they had a very limited income and had to cut expenses, where would they start?
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