Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Don't They Have Parents?

I get that the supermen who rule us don't exactly rub elbows with the botched and the bungled very often, but are they really so oblivious that they don't understand that even if people are basically healthy their bodies start to break after a certain amount of time? Raising the retirement age to 67 for Social Security was a mistake. I don't think they were evil when they did it; people were a bit more optimistic about better and longer living through chemistry and other medicine than they are now. Raising the Medicare age to 67 wouldn't just be a mistake, it would be a mistake which probably wouldn't save government money except to the extent that it pushed people in to cheaper Medicaid.

Hopefully a few more people like Sherrod Brown get it.