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1 of 2 – Goldwater, an extremist? nah

Via: Think Progress

Goldwater, a conservative icon, said that establishing Medicare would lead us down the slipper slope of subsidizing alcohol for all:

“Having given our pensioners their medical care in kind,

WHY NOT food baskets,

WHY NOT public housing accommodations,

WHY NOT vacation resorts,

WHY NOT a ration of cigarettes for those who smoke and of beer for those who drink.”

(1964)

http://thinkprogress.org/

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By 2011 standards, ‘not extreme, mainsteam’

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April 24, 2011 - Posted by | Goldwater, GOP morons | , , , , ,

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