In 1961, Ronald Reagan recorded a spoken-word LP (that’s a 12-inch grooved vinyl disc, for you folks born after 1990 – we used to play them on our gramophones) with a brilliant diatribe against Medicare called “Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine“:
There’s no actual video to this video, so you’ll have to find another way to amuse yourself for 10 minutes while you listen. I recommend spending the time taking notes so you can throw Reagan’s arguments in the faces of any moron that thinks that socialized medicine is a good idea.
My favorite part is how he talks about Medicare being just an early first step toward introducing a national program of socialized medicine.
Oh, how people scoffed back then.
Oh, how they shouldn’t have.
More information on this recording here. Scroll down about 40%, or text search [CTRL+F] the word “Klatch”.