The newest arguments over health care makes me feel like I just landed in Oz, or maybe even Kansas, but certainly not Oklahoma!
The proposal to curb Medicare spending, in order to provide insurance coverage for more Americans is making Oklahomans angry. Who could have imagined—Oklahomans who are angry about DECREASED government spending?
And there’s more…. Oklahomans are crying their eyes out because they fear doctors will not be fairly compensated if there are cuts in the Medicare budget. Huh? Our state has a history of resenting the educated elite! When I was growing up, doctors and lawyers were described as “people who thrive on others’ misfortune.” And what about our attitude when union workers have to take pay cuts? Oklahomans generally say, “Serves ‘em right–they’re greedy.” Suddenly doctors, who command six-digit salaries, send their kids to private school, and take vacations several times a year are going to be cheated by lower Medicare payments?
Still keeping an eye out for flying monkeys.