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More than 80 Percent Oppose Ryan’s Plan

I knew it would be bad, but not this bad: More than 80 percent of Americans oppose Ryan’s plan to privatize Medicare. If you know and love old people dependent on Medicare, you know that shopping for medical plans is not high on the list of things they want to do, or you want to have to do for them.

Here’s another idea: So the U.S. federal government will become a pension plan with an army. Is that so bad from a libertarian perspective? We should be squeezing other programs to try to give to Medicare. Make the Democrats choose between, say, Head Start, a program that demonstrably doesn’t work, and Medicare.


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