Wednesday, October 30, 2013

"Obamacare: Death Panels&Liberal Control; Immediately Left went into attack called Palin liar & defended Obamacare to hilt."


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Obamacare: Death Panels and Liberal Control

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In August of 2009 Sarah Palin, in reference to the pending doom popularly  known as Obamacare, called the selected group of people who will be in charge of  determining the worthiness of everyone’s healthcare a death panel. Immediately  the left went into attack mode. They called Palin a liar and defended Obamacare  to the hilt. Palin cited section 1233 of HR 3200 as her reason for coming to  this conclusion. The left, of course, derided her for pointing out that the  obvious end game would be rationing of care by the panels who are charged with  “counseling” people on things like end of life decisions and living wills. To be  specific, page 430 of the above mentioned section clearly states;
“(B) The level of treatment indicated under subparagraph (A)(ii) may range  from an indication for full treatment to an indication to limit some or all or  specified interventions…”
When you read the Affordable Care Act verbiage, you do, indeed, see the  emergence of death panels, bureaucrats who will sit in an office far away from  you and decide you are not worthy of the cost of treatment, or that your case is  too severe, or you are too old. But hey, if you’re a liberal you are taught not  to let things like facts stand in the way of a good argument, especially when it  comes to those nasty conservatives.
Worse still, our young people are being further indoctrinated to accept  socialized medicine as the norm, as the right thing to do for the collective  good, and they are becoming more and more desensitized to death. The good of the  many out weights the good of the few, or the one. Already we have seen recent  generations regard their elders with disdain. Parents are afraid to discipline  their children for fear they won’t be liked, and for fear that a child or school  official will call authorities on them. Recent reports have doctors asking  children if their parents own firearms and there are rumors of children being  encouraged to report their parents (reminiscent of Hitler encouraging children  to report parents who were critical of the Nazi’s) for certain behaviors, though  I find no substantiation of that accusation. Still, you can see it coming.
But if liberals are so sure there will be no death panels, then why are they  trying to prepare our children for just such an occasion? Case in point: a high  school in St. Joseph, Illinois has a class called Social Science. Recently they  gave the children an assignment that required them to determine which six of ten  patients would receive critically needed medical care, with the clear  understanding that the other four would die if treatment was not received. These  children were to assign value to the lives of these ten people using information  like age, marital status, sex, number and ages of children, occupation and  ethnicity. Those who scored the highest would, presumably, receive treatment.  The lowest scoring four would be out of luck.
See the article and the assignment here:  http://www.championnews.net/?p=46699
See the Affordable Care Act here:  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-111hr3200ih/pdf/BILLS-111hr3200ih.pdf
The Independent Payment Advisory Board, which is the official name of the  more apt moniker Death Panel, is seeing more and more opposition from the left,  however. Several Democrat senators and representatives have joined the call to  repeal the boards powers, including the three from Arizona, Reps Ron Barber, Ann  Kirkpatrick, and Krysten Sinema. Each of these face elections next year in a  state that proudly touts Jan Brewer as their governor. Recent attempts by  liberal legislators in Colorado to enact more restrictive gun laws saw two  legislators ousted in a recall. Arizona voters have indicated their distaste for  further restrictions of their liberties too, and it must have some legislators  thinking. While the Supreme Court struck down Arizona’s voter ID law recently,  conservatives in that state are not backing down. An Arizona Republican state  rep, Brenda Barton, recently referred to President Obama as “De Fuhrer” on her  facebook page, a move that garnered a lot of criticism from Democrats in her  home state, but is almost certainly indicative of the mood of her constituents.  Her comment was born of her disgust for Obama’s political strategy of closing  national parks and monuments during the government shutdown fight. And that  fight was born of the bigger fight to rid us of Obamacare, effectively making it  unenforceable by defunding it.
Liberals, however, have asserted their desire to see a more fair society that  is inclusive of everyone and takes care of all people. To this end, they want  free education, healthcare, and in some cases, housing. It has proven futile to  explain how economics works to them. While these things may end up being free to  those who would take advantage of such things, they are never free. There is  always a cost. The question is, who pays it? The schmucks who have a work ethic  and ambition, that’s who. Of course, in this increasingly fair society, someone  has come to the realization that Obamacare and other socialist ideals are  hurting the working man. Namely, the unions. Unions are accountable for many  millions in campaign contributions and the majority of it goes to Democrats.  Unions supported Obamacare, even spending money to buy ads to promote it. In  return, they were made promises, according to union leaders, including James  Hoffa. The insurance plans that unions have fought to perfect over the decades  are now in jeopardy, contrary to what unions were told would happen. Oddly, the  unions promote Obamacare for everyone else but are livid at the notion that they  may be included. Now they want their own waiver.
The idea of some panel of bureaucrats in Washington deciding whether or not  my mother should receive care based on their idea of her worth sickens me. The  fact that fairness, to a liberal, is defined by what they want for everyone  else, and not what might actually be fair (not that life is fair), reminds me of  tyranny at its worst. Keep an eye on things close to home. Check your kids  homework. Some of us must work to stop the progression of socialism in this  nation. We must be ever diligent.


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