Tuesday, April 5, 2011
By Michael Honey
Michael Honey is editor of King’s labor speeches, “All Labor Has Dignity” (Beacon) and author of“Going Down
Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike: Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign” (Norton).
“It is a crime for people to live in this rich nation and receive starvation wages. And I need not remind you this is our plight as a people all over America.” – Martin Luther King in Memphis, March 18, 1968
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No big deal. The Republican plan is to kill old people anyway.
=That's why Ryan's committee could be accurately called ... a death panel.
Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan's Medicare overhaul could trim $5 trillion from the federal budget. But it would also raise insurance premiums for senior citizens.