It’s a floor wax. No it’s a dessert topping! The Ryan-Romney Medicare plan

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are pursuing an internally contradictory sales pitch, which includes loud general calls for “adult conversation” about entitlement reform, coupled with demagoguery over the very idea of Medicare provider cuts in Obamacare. Republicans’ elaborate effort to combine two things that really don’t mix calls to mind that classic SNL commercial for a combination floor-wax nondairy dessert topping.

For more on the dysjunction between a stridently conservative GOP platform, various Ryan proposals, and the evolving Romney Medicare plan, see my full column, here.

Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect,, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.

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  1. Just a request. I you can find a clip on YouTube please use that rather than Hulu.
    Those of us who aren’t Americans can’t access Hulu.

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