Thursday, August 12, 2010

Daniels Confuses Fraud With Child Abuse

To be fair, I will admit that I did not have the opportunity to read Governor Daniel's recommendations.

With that said, let's get down to business.

It is not alarming that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid need to seriously address oversight issues, but for an elected state official with desires of future candidacy for President of the United States to make such a sensationlistic comment, co-optimizing the fear-mongering tactics of child abuse propaganda industry by villainizing debt with child abuse is terrifying.

First off, the largest funding stream on the child welfare industry is Medicaid. Surprisingly enough, this fact makes Governor Daniels statement of equating debt to child abuse absolutely absurd. How can a program which funds child abuse be considered child abuse?

Next, the purpose of Social Security is to invest in society to produce a productive, taxpaying individual. For far too long there has been a de-investment of society through the forms of crumbling infrastructure and the severe departure from regulation. This is what is draining Social Security; it is called fraud, not child abuse.

Lastly, if Governor Daniels wants to use scare tactics to shake up the public for the desperate need of electronic databases and create cost control devices to end fraud, waste and abuse in Social Security and Medicare, then all he really needed to do was to expose Medicaid Fraud in Child Welfare.

Don't worry, I won't stop Medicaid fraud in child welfare!


Daniels Equates Debt To Child Abuse In TV Appearance


Indiana Gov. Says Country Must Address Spending
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels equated paying for programs, such as Social Security and Medicare, to "child abuse" in a national television appearance.

The Republican governor said Sunday during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday" that passing on that debt to future generations is "practicing child abuse in a literal sense."Daniels said there is no way the nation can pay for the programs as they currently exist and recommended raising the retirement age and other changes.
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