Josh Marshall is at it again, bashing one element of the GOP House budget plan for 2012.
Why on earth did the Democrat speaking for the Democrats just now on Hardball say it was “courageous” but “politically stupid” for Paul Ryan to put up a plan to abolish Medicare and other federal social programs? That’s the best he can do? “Courageous”? That’s simply amazing. If ordinary people who look forward to being able to rely on Medicare once they retire can’t even get advocates who don’t think it’s “courageous” to try to abolish Medicare, why are Democrats even in this game?
Maybe this Democrat knows in his heart of hearts that the entitlement system is screwed up and needs to be fixed, huh?
You can respect people’s contrary opinions. But presumably it’s wrong to abolish Medicare because it’s wrong. And that Dems are the party who believes it’s wrong.
Medicare is just as screwed up as every other entitlement program. Reform is needed, but as long as every politician is scared to approach the third rail, we’ll continue to run huge deficits…they’re getting worse every minute there Josh.
It’s a separate matter that so many people are creating this cult about Paul Ryan that he’s some sort of visionary leader when he’s just putting forward policies that the right of the GOP has been advocating for decades. But really, even the Democrats think that this is “courageous”? I guess in a way it was courageous for the Delaware GOP to run Christine O’Donnell.
So I guess Democrats own the patent on old tired out ideas? Obama and Democrats have been trying to use public policy that worked rather poorly back in the 30’s under FDR.
Has this guy even understood what the policy is? How courageous would it be to abolish Social Security. Sometimes things are politically risky because they’re profoundly bad ideas.
Political suicide, it would seem, but maybe the American people might be ready to suffer a little pain now, rather than a lot of pain down the road as we continue on this radical spending plan Progressive’s believe so heartily in.
Why yes, I am quite amazing, thanks for noticing.