Originally Posted By: logtroll
Originally Posted By: Senator Hatrack
Medicare is currently a $79,000,000,000,000.00+ unfunded liability. Our current on the books debt is $22,000,000,000,000+. Our entire country the land, and the wealth of everyone in it is $22,000,000,000,000. So if we were to sell the entire USA of and tax everyone in it at a rate of 100% we could only pay off our current debt. There would be absolutely nothing left to pay the unfunded liability of Medicare.

Okay... so why are Republicans so excited to cut taxes, when it is clear that the revenues are already egregiously short?

And why is the amount of current private healthcare expenditures that would be displaced by a tax funded healthcare system always externalized?

We all agree that the cost of healthcare is too high. How it's paid for is not really the question, it's how can it cost less and deliver an optimal result that counts.

Nobody seems to be inclined to honesty about the math in these things...

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