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The sacred, once-unconstitutional health care program

In general, I liked Paul Ryan’s speech tonight. But I was troubled by a few things, including his staunch defense of Medicare. “The greatest threat to Medicare is ObamaCare.” That’s true, and it’s a great political tactic to point that out.

But is Medicare worth saving for generations to come? Did I just see thousands of Republican leaders give a standing ovation to the claim that not only will we keep (budget-busting, centralized health care) Medicare going for today’s seniors (the practical and most likely moral thing to do), but that “we will honor it. We will strengthen it for my mom’s generation, for my generation and for my kids and yours”?

Medicare not only for you, but for your children, too? Shouldn’t we be looking at ways to make health care less influenced by government?

Maybe in 2024, Republican candidates will charge that their opponents are bad because they will defund ObamaCare.

From The Detroit News: