New York Times Wages War on Medicare and Social Security
The Times deplores popular needs.
by Stephen Lendman
The record of America's newspaper of record is deplorable. It supports wealth, power, privilege and dominance. It backs corporate interests. It spurns popular ones. It endorses imperial wars.
It's comfortable about toppling independently elected governments. It's silent about propping up friendly despots. It's quiet about disappearing democratic freedoms. It ignores US duopoly power.
It endorses sham elections. It's waging war on America's social contract. ObamaCare rationed healthcare to enrich insurers, drug companies, and large hospital chains.
In March 2010, a Times editorial headlined "Health Care Reform, at last." It praised what it should have condemned.
Ralph Nader called it "a pay-or-die system that's the disgrace of the Western world."
Obama's financial reform was a Wall Street giveaway. It was old wine in new bottles. It was more scam than reform. A Times July editorial headlined "Congress Passes Financial Reform."
It "merit(s) broad support," it said. It established "consumer protection(s)."
"The bill is a milestone," it claimed. Wall Street malfeasance today is worse than ever. Government complicity permits it. Media scoundrels don't explain.
A previous article discussed Times' support for austerity harshness. Imposing it eases pain, it claimed.
In August 2010, a New York Times editorial headlined, "The Latest on Medicare and Social Security," saying:
"Of course, neither program is sound for the long run. (Yet there's) time for lawmakers to reform and strengthen both (for) the long haul."
"(A) combination of benefits cuts and tax increases is required. (It) could be distributed fairly and phased in over decades."