Friday, October 03, 2008

Free Us From Health Insurance In Our Old Age

Larry DeWitt: Figure 2: Cover of AMA record album, author’s copy

The record the American Medical Association produced for its "Ladies Auxiliary Association" grass roots campaign to kill Medicare - 1961.

Jonathan Chait, The New Republic: Palin Channels Reagan

Palin's final quote was from Ronald Reagan, warning that without vigilance, "you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children, and our children's children, what it once was like in America when men were free."

In fact, Reagan was not warning about a general lack of vigilance about freedom, he was warning what would happen if Medicare was enacted.

Really, if you have a little time, read the entire Larry DeWitt piece. The right has always used folksy spokespeople -- like Sarah Palin -- to kill progressive legislation that would benefit actual folks.

Don't get fooled again.

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