09 Sep '12, 2pm

What Kind Of America Do You Believe In?

What Kind Of America Do You Believe In?

There’s a lot of talk of how the country is more polarized politically now than at any point in our nation’s history. And while there’s no way to prove such a claim, a quick look at the party platforms of the Republicans and Democrats supports the idea that the right and the left have little common ground in ideas or beliefs. Take Medicare, for example. The Democratic party platform says the party opposes “any efforts to privatize or voucherize” the program. Republicans, on the other hand, want to gut the program for those under 55, changing it to an “income-adjusted contribution toward a health plan of the enrollee’s choice.” And Medicaid? Forget it. The whole thing is unconstitutional, say Republicans. The same is true for Social Security, of course. If Republicans are offering the equivalent of health savings accounts for Medicare patients they want Social Security turn...

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