While our minds have been absorbed by the war on terrorism and the war in Iraq, the President has been waging preemptive assaults on the states, disarming them so that they will ultimately be incapable of responding even to the minimal needs of those children and the elderly. The current attacks on Medicaid--one of the few programs for the poor currently intact--are early bombing runs softening up the target, but if Medicaid becomes a capped block grant, it will be mortally wounded.
...Let us not fool ourselves. The health of a society can be judged by how it cares for its poor. A nation that declares war on its poor is deathly ill.
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