February 8, 2023

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Another Spending Siren for Joe Manchin

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Progressives are still trying to coax West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin into supporting a partisan tax-and-spending bill. How rude of the Medicare and Social Security Trustees to interrupt this serenade with a reminder last week that the entitlements are going broke.

The 2022 Medicare Trustees report’s silver lining is that the hospital insurance fund is expected to stay solvent until 2028, two years longer than projected last year. “This is encouraging news,” said Texas Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett. Alas, a major reason is that Covid killed many elderly with expensive-to-treat health conditions.

2022-06-05 18:10:00

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