The sociopath who ran “The Note” post-Halperin sheds his nonpartisan persona to shill for the eradication of Medicare:
They’re up with a Web ad targeting GOP House members by warning of the consequences of Republicans’ “voting to end Medicare” — an ad the independent fact-check group PolitiFact.com labeled “pants on fire.”[….]
Democrats during the Clinton years said Republicans wanted the program to “wither on the vine.” Last year, it was Republican-aligned groups attacking Democrats for a provision in the Obama health care law that would find $500 billion in future savings in Medicare.
The result has long been political paralysis around Medicare, with neither side seeing much of an incentive in seriously engaging in a discussion that’s presumed to be a political loser. It comes as Medicare’s costs are expected to spike significantly, as Baby Boomers reach age 65 and health care costs continue to escalate.
There is no mention here of the larger truth, that rising medical costs are also hugely problematic — more problematic — in the absence of Medicare, just the Village-approved right-wing meme that we have to tighten our belts by throwing sick people out into the street. It’s the only responsible thing to do! I didn’t want to do it, I felt I owed it to them.
Also too, lying about “death panels” is exactly the same as factually accurate statements about Medicare funding.