Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thank you, Megan...

The Unkindest Cut:
"I'm interested to know who's skipping dialysis because they can't afford it, given that this is the one piece of medical care that is guaranteed by the United States government. But this is quibbling. Why can't fiscal conservatives say that if we want to have the entitlement, we should first make sure the cuts we're proposing work? Why can't they say that we can't afford this particular expansion, and that it's time to go back to the drawing board? 'The fierce urgency of now' is obviously totally compelling to those who think nothing can go wrong, but for the rest of us, it's not a good reason to commit ourselves to a very risky course of action."

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