That's the cost of the Supplement alone. I have cancer. First in my chest. Then a hip. Now brain stem. Chemo/radiation eliminated the first two. In follow up scans along the way the cancer came back. I've had it all now, it appears. During these 2 1/2 years the treatments were every 2 -3 weeks. The cost for each of those treatments ranged from $21,000 to $14,000, per visit. Original Medicare covers 80%, you pay the rest. The supplement (private insurance) I have costs $202 per month and pays the remainder, including the Medicare deductible. You do the math. I tell you this to inform you of the things that should be of importance to you, in your life. Not for sympathy, I don't need it.
Those things you posted above are banned on this Klipsch forum. This thread could be blocked or eliminated completely. You could even be banned if you continue along that vein. That's the Rules here now. Those things you spoke of are insignificant. Those things will soon disappear like Harvest Gold appliances. The things you should be concerned about are things that will affect your own life, like pensions (disappearing), SS and Medicare. Those things will directly affect your ability to live. Even the best speakers are unimportant when you are dead. I don't know you. You may be set for life. But even if you are you will still pay for those that are not. This Great Country that you spoke of will never allow that. There's a massive cluster coming in the future. Pay closer attention to those Reps that have the ability to effect your own life. Let the chaff fall where it may.
Good luck to you in your life. You can't control your life but you can guide the direction of it. We all reap later in life as we have sewn earlier. I sick of seeing people suffer.