Medicare drug plan deadline today
Christy Hardin Smith at Firedoglake reminds us that, as visions of a possible Karl-Rove indictment this week dance in our heads, we shouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t forget that today is the deadline for seniors and the disabled to sign up for the Bush administration's disastrous Medicare drug plan.
"If you do not sign up for a plan, and you are eligible to do so, the Rubber Stamp Republican Congress and the Bush Administration in their infinite wisdom have decided that you must pay a penalty. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s right Ã¢â‚¬â€ seniors who are already having trouble choosing between being able to pay for their medications or groceries, and who are confused as hell by the idiocy of the multiple plans and pharmacies and drug benefits or not, and who are often at a time of their lives where reading the fine print requires two sets of glasses and still doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t make any sense Ã¢â‚¬â€ will have to pay a penalty, every month, for not understanding something that the government canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even get right."Please go to Firedoglake to read more.