21 Nov 2003 Billboard Needed
From Stuart Butler of the Heritage Foundation, who knows as much about this subject as anybody, comes the best answer to those who say the Medicare proposal on the table is the best that can be hoped for:
1. Congress should enact a limited measure, based on the discount card agreed to by the conference that will actually help most seniors who now lack affordable drug coverage.
2. The President and Members of Congress committed to reform must do what they failed to do effectively over the last two years – methodically build the case with the American people for critical reforms in the program. Changes in sensitive programs like Medicare can only be achieved through a public campaign, not through back-door deals.
#2 is particularly on-point. Somebody, please, put it on a billboard and place it on the White House front lawn.