Alter: With Ryan Plan, Republicans Voted 'To Throw Granny Into The Snow'

April 15th, 2011 8:10 PM

Q. How does a liberal describe giving seniors choice over their health care coverage?

A. Murder.

On Cenk Uygur's MSNBC show this evening, Jonathan Alter claimed that in proposing to issue Medicare vouchers, Republicans voted "to throw granny into the snow."

For good measure, Cenk came out in favor of the "Robin Hood" approach to taxation--robbing from the rich and giving to the poor.

View video after the jump.

Watch Cenk call for radical income redistribution, and Alter equate giving seniors greater choice with . . . senilicide.


JAMES MORAN: We've been trying to be as reasonable as possible. Nobody's trying to be Robin Hood here . . .

CENK UYGUR: You know what?  We could use a little Robin Hood.

Alter showed up later to offer his vouchers = murder metaphor.

JONATHAN ALTER: After many years where Democrats kind of cried wolf about Republicans wanting to throw granny into the snow, this time that's what they have just voted to do.