Okay folks, mark August 25, 2012 in your calendar. That is the day that Matt Miller clearly stated on the Washington Post oped page that the problem is not Medicare, but the broken U.S. health care system. Miller noted that we spend more than twice as large a share of our GDP on health care as the average for other wealthy countries and have little to show for it in terms of outcomes.
|By: Dean Baker Sunday August 26, 2012 7:00 am|
|By: Dean Baker Saturday May 19, 2012 12:00 pm|
Matt Miller is the perfect embodiment of the Washington punditry. In his weekly column in the Washington Post he complains about being a victim of the “False Equivalency Police.” These would be the people who point out that many of the assertions that he and other professional centrists make about the Democratic and Republican parties being taken over by extremists are not true.
|By: Dean Baker Saturday November 26, 2011 5:00 pm|
Actually Matt Miller was ostensibly writing in the Washington Post about the “decadence of the Western governing class,” but he was inadvertently telling readers much more about the failure of people who pass for intellectuals in public debate.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 26, 2011 9:30 am|
I don’t know if the nonsense Op-Ed by Matt Miller is due to him being too lazy to actually research the subject or him purposely choosing to spread misinformation for ideological reasons, but either way, it is a pathetic defense of the Republicans Medicare privatization plan.
|By: davidmizner Sunday August 29, 2010 4:00 pm|
Presidential Deficit Commission member Erskine Bowles is as bad as Alan Simpson.
|By: David Dayen Thursday August 12, 2010 9:09 am|
The Washington Post’s Matt Miller doesn’t get it. Forcing austerity on the states would have the EXACT SAME EFFECT as the budget cuts they have to make in the absence of state aid. States already have rigorous budgeting constraints due to not being able to print money and run deficits. They really don’t need any more.