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A pizza is not the Marines, even if you call it that

Paul Krugman, who must be Paul Ryan's worst nightmare, writes about the Ryan Road to Ruin again, in a column headlined, "Vouchercare is not Medicare." My personal favorite:

Start with the claim that the G.O.P. plan simply reforms Medicare rather than ending it. I’ll just quote the blogger Duncan Black, [Atrios] who summarizes this as saying that “when we replace the Marines with a pizza, we’ll call the pizza the Marines.” The point is that you can name the new program Medicare, but it’s an entirely different program — call it Vouchercare — that would offer nothing like the coverage that the elderly now receive. (Republicans get huffy when you call their plan a voucher scheme, but that’s exactly what it is.)

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June 6, 2011 - 2:31pm

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