Thursday, May 26, 2011
The commercial shows a Republican dumping an elderly woman over a cliff, symbolizing the alleged GOP plan to eliminate Medicare, which would be a good thing, even if the GOP never proposed any such thing, and would never have the political wisdom and courage to do so. The closing line is: "Is America Beautiful Without Medicare?"
I would like to begin a conversation on the proposition that Medicare makes America Ugly.
Start with this "BreakPoint" podcast by Chuck Colson:
Caring for the Elderly
Update - June 4th
We should also consider the idea of "caring for the kids."
Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle writes:
To the senior citizen who says "I paid into Medicare, and you can't cut me off!", I would refer you to this comment from the Cato Institute:
Medicare is less a "sacred bond between the generations" than a pyramid scheme allowing each generation to take advantage of the next. Since the elderly are a politically powerful group, each generation has been able to secure larger Medicare subsidies at the expense of young working-age Americans. Medicare has spawned an average of one tax increase every three years for the past 45 years.Rather than perpetuating this system, and throwing enormous debt and taxes onto the backs of our children and grandchildren, and frankly ruining their hopes for good medical care, instead let's suffer the pain now, and end this system now, so that their lives can be brighter, and their health can be stronger.
Libertarians say Paul Ryan's Medicare plan fails
Monday, May 16, 2011
And those who stand by silently -- or even cheer confidently -- are also full of fear.
Some of the "government workers" in the video above do not get paid by the government to do the work they do. They do govenrment work for money only indirectly, but also out of fear.
h/t: Tim Challies