Thomas Sowell On Medicare and Other People’s Children

On a lighter note, I”m going to take a week off the blog. Need to catch up on my reading and some family stuff. Also need to break in a new ham radio. See you in a week. :-)

Sowell nails it, as usual.

One of the arguments for Medicare is that the elderly don’t want to be a burden to their children. Apparently it is all right to be a burden to other people’s children, who are paying taxes.
– Dr. Thomas Sowell, Random Thoughts, 07/25/2012

For example:

Generational Warfare – Reason.com: In a 1999 address to the National Education Association’s Women’s Equality Summit, then-First Lady Hillary Clinton was even more explicit in celebrating her own generation’s freedom from the burdens of traditional caretaking responsibilities. “Were it not for Social Security, many of us would be supporting our parents,” intoned the author of It Takes a Village. “We would take them in; we would do what we needed to do to try to provide the resources they required to stay above poverty, to live as comfortably as we could afford. And that would cause a lot of difficult decisions in our lives, wouldn’t it?”

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Generational Warfare – Reason.com