Wouldn't This Be a Lot Easier with Drones?
Seriously, if you want to wipe out large numbers of people, why bother with entitlement cuts when you've got high-tech weaponry available? It's fast, impersonal, and you can just hose down whatever's left and voila! Problem solved!
Unfortunately, it looks like Obama prefers the slow, painful method of saving us from the debt.
From a Healthcare NOW email [bolding added]:
Just because President Obama won another term doesn't mean that Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security are safe. Far from it. Obama's seeking a "grand bargain" with the Republican-controlled House by January 1.
The President, in order to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff," is willing to raise Medicare's eligibility age from 65 to 67 and to cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security by $650 billion. This is no joking matter--these changes would mean life and death to the most vulnerable in our country.
President Obama is serious about these cuts:
"I am willing to move on entitlement reform--even if my own party is resisting--and I will bring them along as long as we have significant revenues so that people feel like there’s a fairly shared burden when it comes to deficit reduction."
Healthcare NOW suggests calling our senators/reps right away to tell them this is not acceptable. I have a feeling they don't give a flying f*ck. Also, there was a discussion some months ago about how Obama uses the stacks of letters from progressives to show how that he's so tough he won't even bow to pressure from "his" side. But what else is there?
Btw, here are the supporting links from Healthcare NOW. (Also, last time I checked, Healthcare NOW was still one of the better organizations. If that's changed, let me know and I'll unpost this):