Friday, August 07, 2009

Obamacare Or Logan's Run?

Or Are We Stupid?

by Alicia Colon - August 5th, 2009 - The Irish Examiner

Had the senior citizens who voted for Mr. Obama bothered to check his voting background and affiliations, they would have known that respect for life that is unborn or disabled is above his pay grade. As state senator, he voted twice against allowing babies born alive after abortions to live.

He has appointed Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, his chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel's brother, to be his health czar. Dr. Emanuel wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association, June 2008, that doctors take the Hippocratic Oath too seriously, "as an imperative to do everything for the patient regardless of the cost or effects on others."

Even more bluntly, Dr. Emanuel wrote in Lancet, Jan. 31, "Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination; every person lives through different life stages rather than being a single age. Even if 25-year-olds receive priority over 65-year-olds, everyone who is 65 years now was previously 25 years."

This is the man Mr. Obama selected to oversee the health care system.

There is no question that Obama plans to use a massive cut in Medicare to fund his new Health Care system. There is also no rational belief that he can cut the level of funds needed (G.K. Butterfield claims it is $400 billion) from Medicare unless he denies health care to senior citizens. There is also no doubt that one option to reduce Medicare is going to be mandatory counseling of older people to not demand health care and instead just die for the benefit of society. This claim is not a scare tactic. It is reality.


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