Thursday, October 15
Dang, Doctor Dean, why didn't we think of that before?
Here's a minute of Doctor Dean (love him, really) talking about his proposal to let those 50 and older buy Medicare coverage.
It's instant public option, and is being billed as "Public Option Plus for Over 50."
And it seems to be gaining some traction, because Congress Critters can take it home before the 2010 elections. Along with another $250.00 check for Seniors who can't do inflation math. I don't begrudge them that, and I'm glad my mom and dad will get it.
But what drives me nuts is the politics. Apparently, if you coin something as merely benefitting everyone born before 1958, you can pass the whole damn liberal agenda in a month.
I mean JEEZ! If we'd only known sooner that all ya have to do is make it a sop for boomers/seniors. Maybe there's time yet! Think of what we might accomplish:
Don't call it gay marriage, call it
"Catering and event planning stimulus plus for 50 and over"***.
***plus other gay people.
Don't call it ACORN / Census / fair electoral representation for people of color, call it
"People counting and free ice cream plus sprinkles for 50 and over"
Don't call it pro-choice, call it
"White-grandchildren-only credit for 50 and older"
Don't call it cap and trade, call it
"Clean Air for 50 and older, plus bonus clean air for your white grandchildren"
Lou Dobbs and his soup eater viewers would be struck dumb.
No extra charge for the free advice, Congress Critters.
Speaking of clean air, today is Blog Action Day on Climate Change. In support, I posted last night's open thread and a guest post today over at Crooks and Liars, and I encourage folks to check out posts by other participants. Thanks.
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