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Is Ryan Budget Plan The Answer For America?


If I am not mistaken, the cost of running The United States has been placed on the backs of middle and low income Americans for as long as I have lived and that has been 74 years now.

It seems to me (Much the same as it seemed to my Dad and my Grandfather) that the wealthiest 1% always manage to receive some kind of special pass when it comes to contributing a fair share to the  maintenance of the greatest Democratic Republic in History.

Oh I know, they claim to pay more than 70% of all taxes paid, but I am of the opinion that the amount of taxes that could be collected for The Treasury is severely curtailed by loopholes in the tax codes that give the very wealthy all those big tax breaks and by the fact that clever millionaires and billionaires know how to maintain accounts off shore on which no Income Taxes are ever due or paid and that this creates unfair pressures on the country.

Lately I have been hearing about a proposed budget plan called by the probably affectionate tag, “The Ryan Plan.”

It is reported that among other things, this proposal which the front running candidate for President on the Republican Side is said to have endorsed would place the cost of health care squarely on the backs of senior citizens and the physically challenged through a plan to privatize traditional Medicare and issue vouchers with a limited value to those seeking health insurance coverage.

I am told that these vouchers will be used by those who receive them to purchase a health care insurance plan from private insurers.

I can almost see how quickly the initial value of those proposed vouchers will be absorbed in competitive pricing from the private insurance providers and how quickly someone with a modicum of business sense will find a way to match the voucher value with what I like to call, “The Purchaser’s Share” of whatever plan is purchased.

I cannot guarantee that this is what will happen, but in my opinion, the temptation will be out there along with the opportunity unless someone has had the foresight to include a little “Regulation” of practices and procedures under the proposed plan.

And that is only the health care portion of this proposed plan that the Right and Far Right are pushing with such great energy now.  This plan has even been called “Marvelous” by at least one political contender.

Then there is all the talk I have been hearing about how this “Ryan” Plan will cut back on Social Security and God only knows what else.

In a recent news program on television, I heard that even the Catholic Church has said that the “Ryan” Plan is out of sync with certain moral considerations.

Will Americans swallow all the advertising being done on behalf of this and other Right Wing proposals for getting America back on Her fiscal feet again?

I feel obligated to remind all who read here that America has always fared far better under Democrats than under Republicans and I hope voters keep that in mind as they approach the challenges of this coming Presidential Election.

I suggest reading the following very closely:

Some Details Of The Proposed Ryan Plan

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/paul-ryan-catholic-bishops-ayn-rand.php

Check this one out too:

http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/03/romney-endorses-ryan-budget-118079.html

Do Millionaires Hide Funds In Offshore Accounts?  Read this:

http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/09/pf/taxes/offshore_accounts/index.htm

Posted by John Liming (Political Opinion)

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John Liming - American Liberal Times

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I am an American Man, 72-years-old, and a Veteran of The U.S. Military. I have served honorably in both The United States Army (National Guard) and The United States Air Force for a total of seven years and three months active duty during what is now known as The Vietnam Era. I am a concerned citizen and refer to myself as "A Crazy Left Wing Liberal Nut Case with occasional Right Wing Conservative tendencies. I am particular fearful that we might get to the point, in our internal power struggles where we would be a One Party Nation.

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