Obama's Shakedown of MedicareSubmitted by emalvini on Sun, 02/10/2013 - 15:14
Obama's Shakedown of Medicare
Sunday, 10 February 2013 | 12:53
By Shamus Cooke, Workers Action
In a political era of corporate dominance it was inevitable that doublespeak would become the official language of Washington, DC. Now “cuts” to social programs are referred to as “savings,” while the destruction of these programs is “reform.” This is the essence of President Obama’s doublespeakish “Race to the Top” public education “reform,” as well as his yet-to-be-announced deficit plan based on Medicare “savings.”
The Medicare cuts are part of a larger “reform” of health care in the United States, which ultimately serves to shift the cost of health care off the backs of corporations, placing the burden firmly on the shoulders of working people.