A sweet little Republican lady stood up at a local town hall with our congressman and said health care is a good thing, but we cannot afford to make it available to EVERYONE because of the huge federal deficit.
Typical of the deathbed re-conversion to fiscal responsibility among Republicans. Also utterly hypocritical.
These are the same people who -- when George W. Bush was turning an inherited budget surplus into a record deficit to finance his unholy wars -- assured us that Reagan "proved that deficits don't matter."
The sweet little Republican lady believed it.
I said "sweet" not "smart."
Because the essence of the Republican argument she was parroting is this:
Deficits good when used to kill more than 4,000 U.S. military personnel and more than a million innocent Iraqi civilians in war based on WMDs, yellow cake and nuke tubes that did not exist.
Deficits bad if used to improve quality of health care for Americans, provide health insurance for 50 million Americans who can't afford it now, and cut per-person costs of quality health care in U.S.