Skip to comments.A SAD DAY IN AMERICA
Posted on 11/15/2005 6:44:01 AM PST by rattrap
A SAD DAY IN AMERICA
Today is the first day that Medicare recipients can enroll in the latest wealth transfer from the young to the old: Medicare prescription drug coverage. This is the largest expansion of government in decades...and it was all at the behest of a Republican president. Over the coming decades, the Medicare prescription drug benefit will cost trillions of dollars...the Gimme Generation will clean up and our children will be paying for it the rest of their lives.
And what was the point? George W. Bush, the biggest spender in the history of the republic, pushed the prescription drug plan because it seemed to be the perfect vote-buying scheme. Give greater government benefits to the most reliable voters in history and they'll love you forever. All that got him was to 37% in the polls.
The sad fact of socialism is that no government spending is ever enough, which is the problem with the welfare state. As proof of this, look no further than the media coverage of the the new plan. Already, the media is bashing the prescription drug plan....there's too many choices! What people really want is one choice...the government covers everything and the rest of us pay for it all.
A sad day in America, but unfortunately, not surprising. Thanks to government schools churning out a new army of leftists daily, it won't be long before the takeover is complete.
If the government weren't involved as heavily as they are, it wouldn't cost nearly as much. They create the problem that generates the "solution" so as to continue to increase their power over us all.
Jorge (The Rockerfeller Republican) Arbusto strikes again.
"If the government weren't involved as heavily as they are, it wouldn't cost nearly as much."
Fer sure. If the governments had not offered "free anytime-free everytime" med care, we would not have hundreds of thousands of people dragging their snotty nosed rug rats to the doctor and emergency room nearly as much.
Aything "free" is NOT free. My first kid cost about $400. My daughter's cost many thousands. A goodly chunk is due to lawyers (I am a lawyer).
The rest is regulation and greed.