Originally Posted By: Senator Hatrack
Originally Posted By: Greger
The simplest route to universal healthcare is expanding and changing our Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Yes, let's extend Medicare to everyone. What a great idea!
Originally Posted By: Greger
Senator, these are workable solutions, within constitutional parameters, and can be funded without difficulty.

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. So NO extending Medicare to everyone is NOT possible!
The fundamental flaw in this argument is consistent with the logical flaw in most conservative arguments. I can refute it in 30 seconds (time me): when you bought your house, did you buy it outright, or did you take out a mortgage? Debt is something repaid over time. Your argument ignores that obvious fact, and is, therefore, invalid.