Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Frum Questions Conservatives Inconsistency On Health Care

David Frum asks conservatives:

"America’s seniors seem already to have intuited Tom Coburn’s warnings. For all the angry talk of socialism, what seems to irk many older voters is that the Obama plan implies less socialism for them.

The question for conservatives: If President Obama is willing to volunteer to put his hand into this beehive… why not let him? Don’t we also want a less expensive Medicare program? Indeed, without Medicare savings, the national tax burden must inevitably rise by at least four or five points of GDP as the baby boomers retire. History is full of ironies, and it may be that the success of the Medicare portion of Obama’s health plan is the essential precondition for the next Republican tax cut."

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