The Town Hall Mob

There was a telling incident at a town hall held by Representative Gene Green, D-Tex. An activist turned to his fellow attendees and asked if they “oppose any form of socialized or government-run health care.” Nearly all did. Then Representative Green asked how many of those present were on Medicare. Almost half raised their hands.

Now, people who don’t know that Medicare is a government program probably aren’t reacting to what President Obama is actually proposing. They may believe some of the disinformation opponents of health care reform are spreading, like the claim that the Obama plan will lead to euthanasia for the elderly.

URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/07/opinion/07krugman.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

I am so glad there are brave people out there protesting Obama’s plan to take over Medicare and turn it into socialized, government-run health care.