Gray Matters: Armey of one marshals forces against Medicare
I met Richard Armey in 1995. Speaker Newt Gingrich had taken over the House. He was Gingrich's top lieutenant as House majority leader and told me of their plans to "wean our old people away from Medicare."
Well, he's still at it.
Under Gingrich and Armey, the Republican Congress gradually privatized much of Medicare, luring millions of beneficiaries into private insurance, now called...