Here in Iowa (and probably elsewhere, as well),
commercials have hit the airwaves telling viewers to write their
Congress-thug to save “Medicare Advantage.” This program is one in
which seniors “get their Medicare benefits through private health plans
that receive payments from Medicare,” essentially Medicare HMOs. (See here
Apparently, this welfare program is in danger of “forcing” recipients
to “pay more” and “get less” (in the words of one of the actors in the
Golly. My heart bleeds. These poor, poor seniors, who control most of
the wealth in this country, face the dire prospect of having less of
their health care and drug costs heavily subsidized by their younger
neighbors. Oh, the poor dears. They are too ignorant to realize that 1)
Medicare (and Social Security) are welfare programs, and 2) no one has
a right to health care itself or to the costs associated with such
care. (See my “Medical Rights...and Wrongs
But these immoral and parasitical statists and collectivists don’t
care. Oh, no. Oh, no. As the people in this ad say again and again, “It
matters to us.” So, screw you, America! How dare you deign to deprive
us of anything that “matters” to “us.” If we want something, you have
to give it to us. So what if you have trouble paying your own bills
because you’re paying most of ours. Quit your whining! You have to do
what we want. Why? Because it matters to us!
That’s why. And you’re a heinous, uncaring Scrooge for even daring to think
about decreasing all the goodies we rob from you at the point of a gun. We’re seniors, members of the Greatest Generation
[ach, patooie... See my essay, “The Greatest Generation
” for more on that] who Saved the World.
Apparently, what does not
matter to such old folks who agree
with this nonsense are morality, rights, or freedom. If such minor
matters registered as even a blip on these grafters’ radar, they would
hang their heads in shame and use their massive voting block to restore
some of the liberty they have stolen from us in the past 80 years.
Don’t hold your breath.
(from Don't Get Me Started!