Medicare Mishigas (Limerick)

In the “fiscal cliff” negotiations, Republicans are irrationally demanding a hike in the Medicare eligibility age — what Nancy Pelosi refers to as “a trophy that the Republicans want.”

As Ezra Klein explains, this would not save money or help solve the health care cost problem, and it would hurt lots of people. Unfortunately, Republicans seem to favor symbolism over substance, and raising the Medicare eligibility age would be “a signal that they won something big on entitlements.”

Medicare Mishigas (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

GOPers want change that ain’t sage:
Raise the Medicare-el’gible age.
This does harm — won’t address
The health care cost mess:
It’s the fruit of entitlements-rage.

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4 Responses to “Medicare Mishigas (Limerick)”

  1. Hansi says:

    Seems like only one side is serious in these negotiations (not the GOP), and it will be interesting to see what the ‘deal’ is once all the verbal dust settles.

  2. GOPers want change that ain’t sage:
    T-party waves their Norquist page,
    designed most to hedge
    with a silly pledge
    our civic duty just disengage.

  3. Chris Papa says:

    Poor Liberals are all a rut in,
    Just kick the GOPs butt in,
    Just remember the sage
    Advice for long age,
    “You always get nuttin’ fer nuttin'”

  4. madkane says:

    Thanks everyone for your verse and comments!