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6/27/11

Medicare Can be Saved, But Not by Dorothy and the Wizard


Elections are coming, and sooner than we think. And they will have consequences. Voting for a status quo candidate like Barack Obama or a Republican clone like Mitt Romney (and a few others) will assure that we do nothing of any consequence to change the downward spiral of large government programs like Medicare.

You can let people scare you into thinking that everything will be OK if we just elect people who will protect you from bad old penny pinchers and those who would toss you into a chasm of neglect by changing the program instead of keeping things as they are. Unfortunately, that isn't an option even for those living in a dream world where they continue to dance along the yellow brick road to a sure solution provided by a wizard promising change, but never actually delivering it.

Hoping for a solution without a change is childish. An actual solution to a problem requires two things: admitting there actually is a problem and then having an actual plan to address it. Both are lacking in current "leadership."

Obama did not cause this problem, but people who think like him did. (That includes John McCain, so no one would have dodged a bullet on this by electing him last time.) And expecting those of that mindset to fix the problem that they made by keeping everything the same is at least as childish as expecting to get back to Kansas with the help of a non-existent wizard with no plan. At least he had a balloon for himself, but like Dorothy, we will be stuck in the midst of munchkins. Unfortunately our small statured people are mentally that way and in elected positions, so not much hope there.

Fortunately there are adults with an actual plan. The video below presents one such plan and it also will allow you to escape from my crazy analogy which may have you tearing your hair out just about now.

3 comments:

aarp medicare insurance said...

Hoping for a solution without a change is childish. An actual solution to a problem requires two things: admitting there actually is a problem and then having an actual plan to address it. Both are lacking in current "leadership."


Enough said. Very well said. I agree much!

conservativesonfire said...

Any of the changes we need, including medicare, will result in smaller government and there is a very large segment of our population that like bog government; such as, unions, government bureaucrats and, the far left. On top of that, the AARP is against changing many of these programs. My optomism is slipping, Grant.

Grant Davies said...

Conservatism,,,Please don't lose your enthusiasm for freedom even if you lose your optimism for the current electorate to deliver it. It's too important, and you are an important voice. Keep plugging, we are counting on people like you.