President Lyndon Johnson, Democrat, believed that the American way was to pass socialized medicine for people 65 and older. Prior to becoming president, Ronald Reagan spoke against Medicare. He believed that older Americans did not deserve socialized medicine and when he became president, he got the ball rolling to dismantle government. Ever since the days of Reagan, the Republicans have been working to eliminate socialized medicine for the elderly and if President George W. Bush had his way, Social Security would have tanked along with the rest of the IRA’s and 401K’s last fall.
It amazes me that there are people on Medicare and Medicaid screaming and protesting at town hall meetings this summer. They object to other Americans receiving “socialized” medicine and at the same time they are unwilling to give up their “socialized” medicine. That’s not the American way.