Monday, February 28, 2005

Lets's Take Other People's Money and Enslave Doctors

Yesterday's Roanoke Times carried commentary by senior editor Tommy Denton that opined the real reason behind a failing Medicare program is a lack of altruism among Americans. Quoting Biblical scripture, Denton suggests raising taxes and forcing doctors into a universal health care system.

Never mind that Viagra is now covered by Medicare and that such extravagence endangers the program's solvency. It's only altruistic to pay for Grandpa's Erection.

Or maybe it's time to reverse the liberal formula of giving the government more money and citizens less freedom?

More discussion here.

UPDATE: Hmmm. Could this be one of the sources for Tommy Denton's talking points?