I know, I know, it’s a little bit like saying the greenest blade of grass, but honestly, this letter-to-the-editor from Lee Feuer of Auburndale is almost an artwork of ignorance and self-centeredness. It’s the second of two letters contained in this link.
The big government takeover has to stop. Ever since liberals claimed power, it’s been one bureaucratic scheme after another.
Their newest target, health care, is the most dangerous intervention yet…
OK. Standard Rush/Hannity boilerplate. Nothing to see here. But then read the punchline:
I am a senior citizen and, up to now, have had great care under Medicare. I have worked all my life and feel that we do not have to give coverage to those who have not become citizens nor have not decided to work. I also feel that if this bill passes that Congress should be under this program, with no perks.
That’s right, the man railing against a government, bureaucratic takeover of health care is afraid that this takeover will damage the “great care” provided to him by the government “bureaucratic scheme” known as Medicare. He’s afraid of the government intervening in government. I never thought I’d write this anywhere, but – OMG.
I just want to stop for a second and ask a question. We do all understand that Medicare is single-payer, mostly socialized medicine, right? It is not conjured out of sweet nectar by the private sector health care fairy. Taxes pay for it. Government bureaucrats administer it – more efficiently than private sector bureaucrats administer their plans. We grasp this, collectively, don’t we?
And as far as working all your life, Mr. Feuer, let me just say that my wife and I have worked our entire lives to pay for your Medicare and Social Security, which you seem to enjoy. We are happy to do it. We’ll continue to do it, with smiles. But we’d like to come up with a plan that ensures that we also pay for ourselves and our children to enjoy that excellent care at a cost that doesn’t bankrupt the country, as private sector insurance is currently doing.
Finally, I’ve heard a lot over the years about how much better our education system used to be in this country, how those of you in the golden years were taught with such great rigor. But I got to tell you, there are times when I wonder how you people even perpetuated the species.