Cynical Refusal to Negotiate

Fox News has this example from the Progressives in Congress.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D, CA) is refusing even to discuss the possibility of raising the initial eligibility age of Medicare, and Senator Dick Durbin (D, IL) echoes her no-negotiate position.

Raising the Medicare age represents more of the same.  For seniors nearing retirement, it means less security for themselves and their families.  It betrays the bedrock promise of Medicare: that Americans who work hard and take responsibility all their lives can know dignity in their later years.

Yet how can Americans know dignity in our later years?  An overweening government forces us onto the largesse of strangers for, in the present case, our health concerns, and it denies us our ability to set aside those funds for our own future welfare thereby denying us our ability to satisfy our duty to see to our own welfare to the maximum extent possible?  We are denied our dignity by an intrusive government, led by Progressives who refuse to negotiate reform.

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