Friday, March 10, 2017

Ryan's lost his lustre

Paul Krugman has complained bitterly for years that Paul Ryan's treatment by much of the media as the Republican's reasonable and moderate smart guy was completely unwarranted, and I would have to  guess that he is probably laughing wildly about how Ryan is, indeed, making himself look foolish in the fight over Obamacare.

The quote, which I heard this morning on Radio National, that the problem with Obamacare is that it's a case of the healthy young paying for treatment of older sick people (that's a pretty close paraphrase) just sounded like the silliest possible criticism of health insurance you could hear from a politician's mouth.

You can read about that line, and much twitter reaction to it, here.

OK, here's the actual quote:
“The fatal conceit of Obamacare is that we’re just going to make everybody buy our health insurance at the federal government level. Young and healthy people are going to go into the market and pay for the older, sicker people. So the young, healthy person is going to be made to buy healthcare, and they’re going to pay for the person, you know, who gets breast cancer in her 40s or who gets heart disease in his 50s,” Ryan said.


not trampis said...

Steve, lustre not luster it is the queen's english not some barstardied yank english!

Ryan showing he does not have a clue about health care.
Why did Howard so many moons ago make it essentially compulsory to have health insurance. For this very reason!

Steve said...

Oh yeah.

I do my posts quickly sometimes, you know, and my spell checker does not work in the headings on Blogger, for some reason.

not trampis said...

I should add people will get hurt just in time for the Mid terms

Jason Soon said...

homer you are the last person who should be complaining about spelling. the hide!