Krugman relates a funny

I'll hand it to Krugman, this was funny:

There was a telling incident at a town hall held by Representative Gene Green, D-Tex. An activist turned to his fellow attendees and asked if they “oppose any form of socialized or government-run health care.” Nearly all did. Then Representative Green asked how many of those present were on Medicare. Almost half raised their hands.

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Well, they confiscate 13% of

Well, they confiscate 13% of your pay for social security. If you turn down medicare, you also turn down social security. That's the "new" stance that has been in effect for over a decade, but I was not familiar with until recently. Not many people are rich enough to pay for their own health coverage in retirement when they spent their life with an extra 13% tax on their earnings and benefits.

It seems funny, but most people cannot afford to pay twice, no matter their ideals. I'm homeschooling my kids, so I pay for public school and never will use the benefits (as does anyone who uses private school). But I can't do that for every aspect of my life. The money runs out.

This plays right into their hands -- if our "ideals" aren't enough to stand by them, obviously we're hypocrites. But there's a point where you cannot play by those rules, because they've taken more than half of your money your whole life.

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Not funny

Yes, about as funny as a antebellum racist saying "How many of you n____ are against slavery? ..... Ok, raise your hands, how many of you eat the masters food."