Thursday, August 30, 2012

Let's not confuse ideology with real ideas

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 29:  Richard Coller (L) holds...MIAMI, FL - JUNE 29: Richard Coller (L) holds a sign which translates to, 'Rep. David Rivera Do Not End Medicare,' and Yolanda Escollies holds a sign reading, 'Honk to Save Medicare,' during a protest in front of Rep. David Rivera's (R-FL) office asking him to join in their support of the Medicare program on June 29, 2011 in Miami, Florida. They say Rivera has joined other House Republicans that have voted for a radical plan to end Medicare and impose dangerous cuts to seniors' health care benefits. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)That's the gist of this article:

As the author argues, Mr. Ryan and Mr. Gingrich, among others, soon their ideologies... e.g., Ryan's notion of "strengthening" Medicare by putting us old timers on a voucher system.  What are the specifics?  Nobody knows.  We are asked to buy a pig in a poke.  These folks seem confident that those who share their philosophy will take such a plunge.  I for one won't and hope you won't either.

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