Prescription drug bill is unpopular

Surprise!

http://www.emergingdemocraticmajority.com/pow/powdecember_17_2003.cfm

No wonder that the ink’s barely dry on the bill and seniors are already tepid to hostile about the bill. According to the Washington Post article, strong pluralities of both seniors (47 percent to 26 percent) and those age fifty-five to sixty-four (46 percent to 32 percent) disapprove of the Medicare changes voted by Congress. The article quotes leading nonpartisan pollster Andrew Kohut as saying: “This is a surprisingly tepid reaction to this big legislation.”

http://www.markarkleiman.com/archives/microeconomics_and_policy_analysis_/2003/11/whats_wrong_with_the_medicare_drug_plan.php

My god, what a nightmare.

Why oh why is the lesser of two evils a party of complete political incompetents and pushovers? Kleiman’s analysis really hurts to read.