It's Medicare, Stupid


DiA defends the Medicare commission in the health care bill:

There's no way we can keep people from getting old. At some point, America is going to have to face the music on Medicare spending. If you don't think an independent Medicare commission empowered to make decisions that automatically become law unless Congress comes up with equivalent savings will do the trick, then you have a responsibility to suggest something that will. Otherwise you're just placing a bet that America's government is going to self-destructa tenable argument, certainly, but not very helpful.