Polling by the Annenberg Institute indicates that old people have historically been the most opposed to spending more on healthcare for children.When I taught American/Texas Public Policy back at TTU, I learned a great deal (having never studied American politics or policy before that), including how distorted public spending is on folks over 65 when compared to those under 18. "Children are our future" is just so much hogwash. The reason, of course, is that senior citizens vote, and those under 18 cannot. I am not advocating that kids should have the right to vote, but perhaps the senior citizens ought to think about other folks than themselves. Not going to happen, but I can dream--I am still young.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Perhaps We Ought to Kill Grandma
In a pretty harsh but perhaps entirely on target post, Ira Rosofsky insists that senior citizens are pretty darned selfish when it comes to health care: