The Therapy Sessions
Tuesday, August 19, 2003
The Times Comes Clean. Too Late
After the dumb campaign finance bill passed congress, there were many news stories about how it really wasn't a good idea (they were right). A similar thing happened with the horrible farm bill, and the dreadful steel tariffs.
Now it is happening with the new Prescription Drug Benefit being added to Medicare (which is 8 years from bankruptcy):Prescription Drugs Now, Day of Reckoning Later
The Times has argued relentlessly about the need for this bill. Now it's a practical reality, and they just noticed it will increase drug costs even further, and the expenses will be passed onto our children. Since children don't vote, Congress loves the bill.
The media's responsibility is to spotlight stupid federal spending habits. But as usual, they are ignoring it.