Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Where have I heard this before?

The president is urging his Democrat brethren to consider reform of entitlement programs, including Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.*  I fully expect him to be pillaried and publicly shunned for his efforts.  Nothing buys votes among the elderly and 'poor' than free money and doctor visits.

But where have I heard a call to reform these programs before?  Oh yeah, it was here.

It's kind of nice when you can say something in the spring, and by the time the leaves start to turn the politicians are starting to say something that's quite similar.  Although apparently Leon Panetta and the President haven't heard my assertion that economic reform shouldn't be done on the backs of our veterans. 

*President Obama seems to be borrowing a page from Clinton's playbook:  Say something that your opponent has been saying, then claim it was your idea if it works.

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