I’ve been wondering when someone was going to point out that the right wing, which has been screaming for years about the “entitlements crisis” and “out-of-control Medicare spending,” is now whipping up seniors to oppose health insurance reform by threatening that it would … rein in Medicare spending. The latest dishonest and hysterical Michael Steele rant seems to have inspired Pearlstein, the WaPo business columnist, to do the job.
If the scare campaign works, fixing Medicare will become politically impossible for a generation. “Fiscal conservatives”? Don’t make me laugh.