Opinion: Medicare, Economy Leveraged in Campaigns
In a Los Angeles Times opinion piece, columnist Doyle McManus writes that "Democrats know they can't run on the economy" in the November election, so they have criticized GOP efforts to reshape Medicare. He writes, "Republican strategists say they don't need to win the argument on Medicare; they just need to 'neutralize' the Democrats' historical advantage on the issue -- so they can get back to talking about the economy." McManus asks, "But where does it leave the more important debate -- the one over how to fix our ballooning benefits program?"
- "It's Medicare vs. the Economy" (McManus, Los Angeles Times, 8/26).