Saturday, June 04, 2011

Against false equivalence on Medicare

Last week, the Times' Joe Nocera wrote that he finds it “discouraging” that “Democrats are going to make hay over the very idea that Republicans were trying to mess with Medicare” in response to Representative Paul D. Ryan’s plan to voucherize the program.

One of the five letters published in response today is mine. Needless to say, I don't like the false equivalence.  And the five taken together are a classic full-spectrum set of responses.  Full-spectrum of Times readership, that is: not one is in favor of implementing the Ryan plan as designed.    And come to think of it, very few Americans -- very few Republicans -- are.

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