Fool Me Once…

February 19, 2010 at 5:31 pm Leave a comment

Newt Gingrich, staunch supporter of Medicare?  That’s why he’s opposed to health care reform?  If you read just the opening paragraph of Paul Krugman’s February 12, 2010 Op-Ed article, you might believe this.  Well, you might believe it if you haven’t been paying attention to anything Gingrich and his fellow conservatives have been doing for the last couple of decades.

Gingrich himself is the man who enthusiastically declared in 1995, as Republicans pushed for Draconian cuts to the Medicare program, that Medicare would thus “wither on the vine.”

Yet, here we are 15 years later, and Mr. Gingrich is crying, according to Krugman, that “the reform bills passed by the House and Senate cut Medicare by approximately $500 billion. This is wrong.”

No, Mr. Gingrich, what’s wrong is the gall of hypocrites who will grasp any tactic to frighten people and fight the real health care reform our country so desperately needs.

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