From Pine View Farm

A Promise Betrayed Is a Dollar Saved 0

As borrow a phrase from Atrios, there’s nothing better than taking it out on the poors and the olds:

A panel appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to review taxpayer-subsidized health insurance for retired government workers suggested the city could drop coverage to help erase a financial shortfall.

Notice the framing: It’s no longer an “earned retirement benefit,” even though that’s what it is.

It’s now “taxpayer-subsidized.”

Of course, if I dropped coverage of my credit card bills “to help erase a financial shortfall”–oh, never mind.

We need single-payer.


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