Q&A: What does ” Keep your government hands off my medicare” Mean?

Question by Tbone: What does ” Keep your government hands off my medicare” Mean?
What does that mean? That’s a Public System. Administrated by the Government. Obviously those folks must like it because they don’t want the vary hand that provides it to touch it. So What are they saying? What does that mean? That they want to keep getting it but they don’t want anyone else to get it?

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Answer by Murderous Monkey
It means GOP rhetoric appeals to people who don’t understand the issues.

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8 thoughts on “Q&A: What does ” Keep your government hands off my medicare” Mean?”

  1. Lots of Tea Party members carried signs with that sentence. Doing so proved that they didn’t realize that Medicare WAS a government program.
    The Tea Partiers are deeply ignorant.

  2. the tea party at best or the worse. and person who holding that sign is a idiot

    At the risk of bringing down the digital wrath of blog-savvy oldsters, I’ve noticed that a considerable number of the anti-reform Republican “hooligans,” as Rachel Maddow describes them, who turn up at various town hall meetings to shout incomprehensible loud noises just happen to be senior citizens. And while the old people who turn up to protest health care reform are, to some extent, victims of the usual Republican lies and disinformation, they’re still adults and therefore responsible for their opinions, their actions and their ziplock baggies filled with crazy.

    Yes, they’ve been tricked by Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh into believing that health care reform will somehow involve golden-grilled ACORN thugs showing up at bingo with a tray of syringes filled with black liberal death juice. Yes, they’ve been tricked by Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs into thinking that this “halfrican American” president with his terrorist pals and Kenyan birth certificate is trying to supplant God’s U.S. government with a liberal fascist homocracy.

    But failing to grasp the extraordinary contradiction evident in receiving Medicare benefits while simultaneously shouting nonsense about “government-run health care” is quite simply inexcusable.

    President Obama at a town hall meeting last week described a letter he received from a Medicare recipient:

    “I got a letter the other day from a woman. She said, ‘I don’t want government-run health care. I don’t want socialized medicine. And don’t touch my Medicare.'”
    At a town hall meeting held by Rep. Robert Inglis (R-SC):

    Someone reportedly told Inglis, “Keep your government hands off my Medicare.”

    “I had to politely explain that, ‘Actually, sir, your health care is being provided by the government,'” Inglis told the Post. “But he wasn’t having any of it.”
    It’s no wonder with “very serious” analysts like Arthur Laffer are appearing on CNN and saying things like this (and getting away with it unchallenged):

    “If you like the post office and the Department of Motor Vehicles and you think they’re run well, just wait till you see Medicare, Medicaid and health care done by the government.”
    Yeah, just wait until the government gets its mighty robot claws on Medicare and Medicaid — snatching control away from, you know, the government. (Incidentally, the post office is amazing. As Maher said recently, anyone can drop a letter into a blue metal box on the sidewalk and in a couple of days it arrives at the place listed on the envelope. For 44 cents. Off the top of your head, can you name anything that costs 44 cents and actually functions exactly as advertised?)

    I can only hope that the Keep your goddamn government hands off my Medicare! people are exceptions and that a vast majority of Republican seniors understand that Medicare, Medicaid and the Veteran’s Administration are all government-run health care systems. Put another way: they’re actively and willingly participating in socialized medicine. So the seniors who understand the facts about the Medicare system and yet are screeching at town hall meetings about government-run health care are, well, insert your favorite colorful synonym for “freakishly colossal hypocrites” right about here.

    Either these people have been so kerfluffled and enraged by the wingnutty “reparations” and “killing old people” lies they’re hearing on AM radio that they’ve forgotten about the source of their current health insurance coverage, or they’re fully aware of the fact that they are, indeed, beneficiaries of socialism, but they refuse to allow anyone else to participate in a similar program. You know, because socialized medicine is bad. Except for them.

    Take this guy for instance:

  3. If a tea partier said that and not a plant, then it is likely they want the terms of their medicare left alone. Obama care was rife with medicare cuts. They were promised something, they paid into it and then it was taken away. Most of those people were alive and even voted for the people who started medicare and are expecting the government to hold its end of the bargain up. If they had known in 1965 that they would face Machiavellian tactics today, they might not have supported it.

  4. It’s part of a story by New York columnist and liberal Paul Krugman. The story is probably not true, but it was to make a point since he is against the Tea Party and he loves big government. If there are signs at a Tea Party rally with that phrase, it’s most likely from liberals waving signs to discredit the Tea Party, which is one of the things the liberals like to do.

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