Monday, August 17, 2009

Douthat: Pro-death panel

The token conservative columist for the New York Times decided to endorse "death panels" in his latest column:

"We’re already practically a gerontocracy: Americans over 50 cast over 40 percent of the votes in the 2008 elections, and half the votes in the ’06 midterms. . . . Somebody will need to say “no” to retirees."

Florida, cutting edge as ever, has been test-driving the gerontocracy for years and the reviews are in: "We're lovin' it." (It's like being at McDonald's 24/7.)

The only difference is that McDonald's doesn't tax other people to pay for your all-you-can-eat order.

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