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  1. Wow! Thanks for this goldie-oldie, Dr. Cole! It really shows that nothing much has changed with basic rightwing philosophy in 50 years:

    Anything you can label “socialism” is obviously bad and EEEE-vil. Lots of slippery-slopism, carried to ridiculous extremes. Constantly moving from one incredible argument to the next. Plenty of foolish, unsubstantiated assertions. Moreover, it’s all men, men, men. Yeah, those were the days.

    Interestingly, I don’t see a single one of Reagan’s dire predictions as having been fulfilled after half a century’s experience with Medicare and Medicaid.

    One hopes that Republicans will trot this one out for its 50-year anniversary, and Democrats and liberals will rip it to shreds.

  2. THERE WAS AN L.A. TIMES HEADLINE IN 1982 THAT SAID “REAGAN PLANS DISABILITY PURGE”. AFTER THAT COMMITTEE HEARINGS UNDID A LOT OF BENEFITS THROUGH COST OF LIVING MANIPULATION. IT IS WHY SENIORS GET ON AVERAGE $900 PER MO. TO LIVE ON. NOT NEARLY ENOUGH.

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