Friday, April 24, 2015

On the Fact that Means-Testing Social Security and Medicare Used to Be a Liberal Position (Jimmy Carter, to His Credit, Has Advocated it) but Because that Idiot, Thom Hartmann, Came Up with Some Paranoiac Theory that this Would Lead to the Program's Total Demise, it Isn't Any Longer

I put this right up there with that Republican "theory" which claims that Obama and Holder effed-up "Fast and Furious" intentionally in an effort to show the American citizens just how dangerous that guns can be and that we should probably ban them totally. It's nuts, in other words.


dmarks said...

Opposition to such means testing means favoring handouts to the wealthy.

And yes, it is so odd that most Republicans oppose handouts to the wealthy (and want means-testing) while the Dems have a knee-jerk reaction to support it. Yes, it used to not be that way.

Just like the Dems' default position was to oppose corporate welfare. Now they support it more than the Republicans.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

$8 billion in handouts to wind "farmers" alone.