Ah, the grossly incorrect claims of the GOP, going all the way back to before the start of the last century. How’s about a QUOTE:
Texas millionaire Oveta Culp Hobby : “That’s socialized medicine by the back door, not the front door.”
Gee, what are we talking about there? That socialist Democratic plan to distribute the new Salk vaccine to the public at no cost, and end polio as a scourge on the nation.
In case you were wondering, Hobby was the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. Not overly concerned about any of those, IMHO.
Truman knew all about the lies claiming “creeping Socialism” is gonna get you. He probably said it better than anyone since:
“Socialism is their name for anything that helps almost all the people.”
Could anyone say it more accurately?