20 Feb 2004 Medicare Reform Backfires on Bush
This is what happens when legislation is sought for political rather than policy reasons.
Yes, I know it is easy for me to say that, since I work for a think-tank and no one here ever has to face the voters. But if the White House and the Congressional GOP leadership had tried to sell the genuine conservative Medicare reform package — the one that offers senior citizens health care coverage similar to that enjoyed by Members of Congress — I bet it would have been very popular. But they didn’t try.
Fortunately, the White House is not trying to fight the war on terrorism this way.