Democrat leadership in Congress must take the American people to be fools. It took Sarah Palin all but one week to OUT the fact which many of us posted concerning language in pages 425 – 430 of the Health Care Bill that would have opened the door for what she mockingly termed a “Death Panel”. The White House has denied the existence of this language that was in fact removed by the Senate version of “the Bill” this past week. Funny how you can remove something from a bill when in their own words it was never there!! Hypocrites and liars. (Let’s not talk about how Senators and Congressmen will be exempt from signing up for the very health care plan they are ramning down everyone else’s throat.)
The issue at hand is NOT HEALTH CARE REFORM. If Congress really wanted that they would focus on Tort Reform in the Health Care Industry. Its another more insidious left wing agenda. The slow erosion, or on the Obama Administration’s watch the NOT so slow erosion, of capitalism and our individual freedoms and some of most private liberties that the founding fathers of this nation sacrificed to protect for all citizens of this great country. This is now about a line in the sand to keep a power crazed Big Brother left leaning government mentality out of our private affairs — Including how we choose to die. Moderates, Independents and Libertarians are all united on this point. Obamanistas simply refuse to understand that socialized medicine has historically been the first step in establishing socialist state through the entire fabric of our lives.
If Obama wants to get back his credibility he should go to the American people and say… “I heard you. Let’s see what we can do to IMPROVE what we already have without taking all this risk and potentially throwing the baby out with the bath water just to score a Political Victory in my first year in office”. Somehow I doubt his ego would step aside to allow him to do that even if he does’nt say it in such a self incriminating way.
START WITH TORT REFORM IN HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY IF YOU WANT TO REALLY REDUCE COSTS !! — LEAVE THE REST OF THE SYSTEM ALONE !!
Frivilous lawsuits drive the cost up for doctors, insurance companies and both you and I. Why is THAT not on the table? Well because Congress is run by a bunch of lawyers that’s why.
What we have now needs some repair, yes, but not a major overhaul that puts in the hands of government powers that the framers would have cringed if they were alive today!!!
PALIN WINS — Wall Street Journal
Level-headed liberal commentators who favor more government in health care, including Slate’s Mickey Kaus and the Washington Post’s Charles Lane, have argued that the end-of-life provision in the bill is problematic–acknowledging in effect (and, in Kaus’s case, in so many words) that Palin had a point.
If you believe the media, Sarah Palin is a mediocre intellect, if even that, while President Obama is brilliant. So how did she manage to best him in this debate? Part of the explanation is that disdain for Palin reflects intellectual snobbery more than actual intellect. Still, Obama’s critics, in contrast with Palin’s, do not deny the president’s intellectual aptitude. Intelligence, however, does not make one immune from hubris.
For a wonderful example of such hubris, check out this post from David Kurtz of TalkingPointsMemo.com:
Is there anything quite as unsettling as when the nation’s political class (and I use that term broadly to encompass the occasionally political, like the tea partiers) turns its fleeting but intense focus to a new (for them) and complex topic, like end-of-life issues?
It seems like years of painstaking work to nudge our death-denying culture toward a more frank and humane approach to our own mortality and dying could be erased by one misguided national discussion set off by none other than Sarah Palin.
Except that Palin didn’t “set off” this discussion; President Obama did by trying to ram through legislation postalizing the medical system with no time for debate or reflection. How to care for dying patients is a serious, sensitive and complicated matter, one with which American families struggle every day. If you truly don’t want the “political class” involved, your quarrel is with the man who is pushing for more federal involvement in this most personal of matters. It’s entirely understandable that people would respond to such an effort by shouting, “Keep your laws off my grandma!” — — [Hat Tip: James Tarato / WSJ]
Good for you James Tarato! This post is dedicated to: Kevin Callahan see post http://zardozz.com/zz/2009/07/page-425-of-health-care-bill-will-shock-you.html