Just curious

I know that right-wingers who oppose any sort of health care reform are behind the current campaign of lies suggesting that the federal government is going to off your grandparents once they get expensive to take care of, but I'm wondering what, in this nation's recent history, would make that prospect anything other than ludicrous? I mean, if the government wanted to off old people because they got expensive, then why would we have Social Security? Medicare/Medicaid? A prescription drug benefit? If anything, the federal government has gone out of its way for the last 70 years or so to make sure old people live longer, and what's more, have a higher quality of life for those final years. So now the government is going to turn all that history on its head and start lining old people up Logan's Run style?

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