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Avedon Carol Issues Marching Orders

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The Sideshow July 2009 Archive: Lambert has been saying for some time that we should stop saying "Single-Payer" and start saying "Medicare for All". Paul Krugman has proof that he's right - because a lot of Americans don't get that Medicare is a government program, which is where that disconnect comes from when they make it clear that they love Medicare but hate "government programs". Weirdly, they do the same thing with Social Security. You actually hear people say with a straight face that they've never taken anything from the government and never will, they get by on Social Security and they have their Medicare. (I can't help but wonder where they think it comes from.)