Tea Party Friend, A Question About Medicare
by Alan Bedenko (@BuffaloPundit) - posted 7:42 am, October 4, 2012
I’d like a Constitutionalist tea party type to explain to me exactly how the Romney/Ryan plan to voucherize Medicare for people not already receiving Medicare jibes with the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Then, I’d like an explanation about this very simple question:
If Romney/Ryan’s plan for privatizing Medicare is so fantastic, why not make it applicable to current recipients?