Watching the health care town hall’s where the opposition’s tactic is to shout down any discussion and vent at their congresscritter it dawned on me that the bulk of these people are old enough to be on Medicare. While I don’t understand why people who are on Medicare are opposed to a “public plan” for health insurance, I think I have a strategy to quite them down. The President should come on national television and say:
“At the many town halls in August I have seen a large number of seniors violently opposed to health insurance reform. They label it Socialist. As your President, I must respond to the will of the people, so beginning in September we will refund every nickel these patriotic Americans have paid into Medicare, minus any benefits they have already received. They can then use this money to find individual health insurance for themselves on the free market, as they will no longer be eligible for Medicare. Good luck, God bless you and may God bless America.”
Since most Americans over 50 have by this age accrued some sort of “pre-existing condition” these AstroTurfers (or as Stalin liked to say “useful idiots”) can spend their golden years appealing denied claims and fretting over skyrocketing premiumns.
That should shut them up. Either that or they will change their rant to “Keep your hands off my Medicare!”