With a population preoccupied by a lot of things other than politics, they've largely succeeded. Until now.
Check out the exchange that Congressman Sean Duffy (R-MTV) recently had with some of his constituents at a town hall meeting.
Not a good sign when your audience is frowning and has their arms crossed. On a side note, did you notice how many folks under 45 there were in the room? Strange, because they stand to be affected most by these cuts and revisions.
In any case, I'm glad to see that the hypocrisy and the hypocrites are finally being challenged.
From the BooMan...
If they tell you it will be okay to vote to kill Medicare, don't believe them, you idiots.Republicans are licking their chops and can't seem to wait for 2012 and the prospect of gaining even more control in Washington. But it's a strange strategy that they're employing.
Medicare is necessary because old people get sick and require expensive drugs, treatments, and surgeries to sustain their lives and their quality of life. It doesn't make sense to insure old people, especially people who already require expensive care. Insurance is a profit-industry, and they aren't going to pay for people's health maintenance out of the goodness of their hearts. The amount of money it would require to make an insurance policy profitable for an eighty-year old cancer patient with diabetes would probably be in the seven figures. That's why we do something different. We have people pay into Medicare during their working lives so that they can spread the cost of old-age out and make it reasonable.
You can't give an eighty year-old cancer patient with diabetes a voucher (calling it “premium support”), think that it will pay for a seven-figure medical bill, and say that you've solved the budget problem.
When you vote for a system like that, the people will vote you out of office.
Stealing from the have-nots and giving to the haves.
Kinda like a dyslectic Robin Hood.