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    As far as using the word "rationing," that also comes from mcjoan's remark in the linked liveblog:

    The wingers are going to twist this answer into rationing.

    It's all about the memes.

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      I mean, all markets are is a means of rationing who receives goods and services based on money as a store of value.  I don't understand why "rationing" has become the buzzword, as it makes no sense used in this fashion, but you know I don't pay attention to media cycles and memes, so I'll take your word for it.

      The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule it. ~ H.L. Mencken

      by Jay Elias on Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 08:37:24 PM PDT

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      •  The developing meme here is indeed (1+ / 0-)
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        the word,"rationing".As a word,it particularly resonates with many older people.While some "old elderly" do in fact recall WWII rationing,coupons etc.,even more Boomers heard about it from their parents,grandparents.  
        A classic sentence delivered in my house growing up,"Well,we had some rationing but nothing like those poor people in England."
        Now as the right scurries to tap into every fear, this word is just perfect.  

        "You can't have a third party in the United States as long as you have one party operating under two different names." ~~ Prof.Irwin Corey

        by tardis10 on Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 09:20:36 PM PDT

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      •  It's like taxes (0+ / 0-)

        No matter how plainly or often it's explained that middle class will get tax cuts, the RW happily hears and repeats "he's going to raise our taxes!"

        Just so this, imo.  Those of us with good coverage, or who have not yet had the misfortune to discover that we don't have good coverage, are all supposed to think, omigod, They're going to take something away from me, so that some illegal immigrant can have free health care.

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