The pressure of having no legislative mandate, losing seats in both chambers of Congress and having a president-elect over two million votes behind his opponent do not make a mandate, and a caucus full of right wing radicals must be getting to Paul Ryan. The wunderkind of the right wing is proposing to “fix” Medicare by making it similar to Obamacare.
Wait a second. I thought that Paul Ryan and his free market flunkies hated Obamacare. Well, they all liked it when it was Mitt Romney’s plan for health care in Massachusetts. However, once a Democrat proposed something similar for the entire United States it was a bridge too far. Cue the Tea Party to bring out signs like this:
So now Paul Ryan and his coterie of hate want to change Medicare from something that guarantees care into a handout for insurance companies. They will tell you that the goal is let the free market work its miracle powers. The free market and the baby Jesus serve the same function as the salve to make unworkable plans or fantastical stories possible.
Remember, Paul Ryan and his Tea Party totalitarians do not think Obamacare works. They want to destroy Obamacare and Medicare at the same time. In the process they want to replace Medicare with something that looks just like the system they feel is broken and needs to be replaced. Talk about keeping your government hands off my Medicare.