Keep Your Government Hands Off My Medicare

Ezra Klein:

But taken as a whole, the attitudes seniors express on health care are arguably the greatest vote of confidence anyone has offered reform. Seniors live in America’s version of Canada. They have single-payer health care. And they love it. They love it so much that they’ve got the chairman of the RNC swearing to protect it.

And according to the latest polls, seniors are the least enthused about healthcare reform. Clearly because their system is excellent and they know it, so they don’t want any young black whippersnappers messing with it. Consequently, they’re kneejerking into this ass backwards Republican contradiction: Medicare rules, but socialism sucks.

Adding… I’ve mentioned this before but it bears repeating. Whenever you hear a wingnut or a senior citizen suggest that seniors have earned their Medicare, your reply ought to be: So not only is socialism acceptable, but socialism is also a reward for a job well done. Good to know.

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