By "reform" the Republican reactionaries mean they want to slash and burn the Medicare program.<quoted text>
3-1/2. The GOP wants to "reform" Medicare. That word seems to trip up a lot of you liberal types.
If we keep going down the path of thinking the status quo is acceptable, a lot of people on your side of the fence are in for a rude awakening.
Carol probably knows nothing about the history of REAL reforms which are always opposed by the Right, and always pioneered by the Left.
Rightwing Republicans OPPOSED Medicare back in the 1960s, when it was just being established during the time of th Lyndon Johnson administration.
Indeed, Ronald Reagan and his corporate sponsors ran TV ads depicting Medicare as a Communist plot, as a USSR-style program.
Rightwingers also opposed Social Security, the 8 hour day, and the reight to collective bargaining during he time of the FDR administation in the 1930s.
But the tide was agains the reactionaries during the 1930s & 1960s.
They couldn't stop those popular and progressive reforms, though they never rea;;u accepted them.
Now the stone age reactionaries hope to "reform" these reforms out of existence, or leave them totally eviscerated.
Same with the Voting Rights Act. Same with all the gains won by women.
In short, the American conservatives are not even just conservative anymore. They're FASCISTS.