Video: Should We Pay Retirees to Leave the Country?

Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Dean Baker thinks so. In a talk at the DC bookstore Politics and Prose last night, the progressive economist suggested that we could save billions on Medicare and Medicaid payments by giving retirees a financial incentive to move abroad. It’s an intriguing idea — video after the jump:

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Comment posted June 24, 2010 @ 7:01 pm

Encourage them to leave the country they love, many of them fought for, just to save a few billion…..FUCK YOU! Alternatives to your fuckgin retarded idea include, but are not limited to: Cutting all foreign aid, we're not the world's nanny. Rounding up and deporting all illegal aliens, they cost us 300+ Billion each year. Spend as you go for our absolutely pathetic, corrupt, retarded politicians…..the list goes on asshole. Why don't you leave our country?

Comment posted June 24, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

“illegal aliens, they cost us 300+ Billion each year”

Bullshit. Just straight up bullshit.

Comment posted June 24, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

Isn't this what Mexico is doing? Shipping their retards and crooks to the US.

Comment posted June 24, 2010 @ 8:54 pm

Isn't the lower cost of living in much of the world already an incentive for retired people to leave the USA? I already know a number of immigrants who plan on retiring on their countries of origin for just that reason. » Blog Archive » Dean Baker: Pay Retirees to Leave the Country
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Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 6:10 am

Hypocrites and racist a-holes like you are why I would definitely sign on to this idea. I'm retired with a union pension, and I would hop on a plane right now.

Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 1:32 pm

Racist? What part of anything I said is racist?? Last time I checked Illegal Alien wasn't a race.

Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 4:12 pm

Trog69 said “Hypocrites” also. And one thing we AmeriCANs are is HYPOCRITICAL, especially us “CHRISTIAN” ones. For such an “open society, we AmeriCANs are so ignorant and “we got gunnnns!”. One of our fellow AmeriCANs was noticing that “AmeriCA acts like a drunk fifteen year old with a gun”(& I would add “and a car”) as all EMPIRES do .

Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 4:34 pm

In this materialistic, corrupt world, elders are not valued, and so when they reach the age of retirement, they are seen as a burden, not the blessing that they really could be. We live in a very sick, poisonous society, and the disease is terminal. What you see around you is the last, painful gasps of a dying world, where rampant ageism is only one symptom. A new world is on the way, but for those who worship materialism, it will be a difficult one to accept. They will suffer much tribulation, and if they insist on holding on to the old ways, they will not survive.

Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

Americans like war,so we all have to paid w/ lives and economically.

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