in the recent budget debates,
the budget slashers are shamelessly
appealing to selfish subjectivity to satiate
the immense voting power of the elder class:
“medicare changes won’t affect anyone over 55”.
one may at least hope that the success of this argument
should hinge on 1.) how many grandparents love their grandchildren,
and 2.) how many of these old people actually have grandchildren,
since the kind of objective political policy formulation
summed up by “do unto others as you would have done to you”
appears to completely irrelevant to our conservative hacks.