21 Nov 2003 The Medicare Conundrum
This article by Ramesh Ponnuru on National Review Online may be the best summary of what conservatives are thinking and feeling right now on Medicare.
This is what happens when conservative leaders don’t go outside the beltway to build a consensus on major changes within major programs in the manner that Stuart Butler suggested (see blog entry below). Conservative and free-market think-tanks and allied organizations have been doing this for years now, but on an issue as huge as this we can only lay the groundwork for the politicians.
In this case, the politicians have forgotten to invite the American people into the debate. We’re all the poorer.