Tuesday, December 02, 2003

AARP adds insult to injury 

So this morning I splurge and spend fifty cents on the Inky, only to be greeted with a full page ad from the AARP leadership trumpeting the Medicare bill.

All you need to know about the Medicare bill:

  • It only kicks in after the 2004 election, so there's no chance for citizens to see the law in action before voting. I wonder why?

  • There's no money to pay for it, because of Bush's tax cuts for the super-rich. So it's another typical bait and switch operation

  • It doesn't legalize cheap drugs from Canada

  • Big pharma likes it for that reason, and also because they have greater leverage to keep prices high than they would under a single-payer system

Way to spend those member dues, AARP!

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