Mass surveillance versus medicare

Jon Stewart's on fire here, asking why the same Republican politicians who stuck up for the Patriot Act's invasive state surveillance to save hypothetical American lives were so violently opposed to state-sponsored health-care on the grounds that the state had no business poking its nose into your private health matters.

As Stewart reminds us, underinsurance kills 45,000 Americans every year -- far more than terrorism could ever hope to accomplish.