Skip to comments.George Will Hits The Nail on the Head, Robert Reich's Head
Posted on 03/07/2010 5:13:15 PM PST by Shellybenoit
For the second week in a row George Will made mincemeat out of a liberal apologist for Obamacare. Last week it was Paul Krugman, this week, Robert Reich former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton, co-founder of American Prospect Magazine and advocate of health care rationing.
In a September 2007 speech to an audience at the UC Berkeley, Reich was quoted saying,
"We're going to have to, if you're very old, we're not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you maybe going for another couple of months. It's too expensive...so we're going to let you die
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The problem is that half of the American people are such dolts that they can’t be counted on to buy their own insurance—the Democrat half.
This the essence of the Donkey Party message for the last fifty years: the average American is too stupid to know what’s good for him or her, so we’ll make the decisions for them.
Everyone in this cursed administration keeps insisting they are going to lower the cost of health care by reimbursing doctors for the quality of care rather than the quantity of care.
Do people realize that means that someone is going to be deciding which tests, and what care you are going to receive. Someone other than your doctor.
Stop and think about what they are proposing.
Maybe Holder will appoint the terror lawyers in his department to monitor our doctors.
Here is the ugly truth that everyone wants to ignore,
This is exactly what is going to happen whether people like it or not. The question becomes, sooner or later?
Or are we all going to act like good little liberals and assume that we can just keep spending money that doesn’t exist?
Worse yet, they're going to decide who gets the tests and care, and it's not just the old that had better worry.
You have juvenile diabetes, MS, CP, or any other disability, sorry; you're just not worth enough to society to justify the expense.
Welcome to Nazi America.
If you really want to cut medical costs, only allow catastrophic insurance policies or at least high deductible policies. When people have to hand over cash when they take the kids in for the sniffles or have to pay for that extra test that's nice to have just to be sure, then prices will come down.
These folk are the most evil, cold-hearted, beings since Hitler and Mengele.
They must be stopped!
Maybe that Little Peahead, Reich, will be in canada, or France when he comes down with a survivable Attack “IF HE WAS IN AMERICA!” but he isn’t and hence we will be Blessed with never hearing another sneering Traitorous word from the Twerp!
Putting high risk people into a pool and then subsidizing the cost of coverage would lower the rates for everyone else and keep those in need of continuous care getting the coverage they deserve.
But we know it’s not about health care it’s about taking over our country. How terrifying and inexplicable.
Hey Robert. Who is "We"??
Instead of a subsidy as a first choice, I would also offer tax breaks to family members who wanted to contribute to the cost of taking care of their seriously ill family member. Only use subsidies as a last resort.
I have a severely autistic older brother. If I were allowed to keep some of the money I pay in taxes in return for paying for his care, I would gladly do so and I would also have much more say in the care that he gets; another benefit.
There are solutions that make sense. They are being deliberately ignored by this crazed administration.
They’ve taken a page from Stalin’s handbook.
Let's say that attempts will be made to conceal their identities. But I think that they will be uncovered and to protect them, they will leave their "occupation" and go into some sort of witness protection program since what they do will make their lives worthless. Lots of people will have motives to end their lives.
Needless to say Reich,all 4 feet 3 inches of him,will get all the technology he wants or needs for the rest of his life.
He’s just mad because he didn’t get HGH (Human Growth Hormone) shots when he was younger - it’s too late now. I wish he would have had them too, then he wouldn’t be such a @#$@#$ now.
Reich is an a$$hole:
I think that he is in dire need of a head transplant. Or maybe he is the court jester - in which case, he is brilliant.
As a panel, they will don black hajib, and render their decisions in full view on CSPAN-5
G. Will can’t bring himself to admit Palin was right about panels.
For the second week in a row George Will made mincemeat out of a liberal apologist for Obamacare. Last week it was Paul Krugman, this week, Robert Reich...Thanks Shellybenoit.
Rather ironical isn't it, considering the White House demohacks out in front advocating these ideas? Emanuel-Zeke and Rahm. Axelrod. Reich-uhhhhh.
They should end all health care for communist midgets who think they are smarter than the rest of us.
All I know is I’m tired of folks always slamming George Will - even when he writes a brilliant critique of liberalism.
What did I miss? I saw Will make a good argument but no way in hell did he do to Reich what this article is hinting at. Mincemeat?? give me a break.
Shut the hell up about George Will, he thinks he better than the working man, he gave us McCain!
he gave us McCain!
Yeah, right, he did it, sure,
WILL: There you have the premise of this legislation and the core of today's liberalism: the American people are such dopes they can't be counted upon to buy their own insurance.That's the opposite of elitist.
And he don't think Palin smart enough, that's a elitist!
Is expecting proper grammar elitist?
Will’s been out there making the conservative case for over three decades. Whether he supports Palin or not he’s a major contributor to the debate. We could use a few more Wills and a lot less snide comments from his detractors.
He the token conservative who is soft compared to the hard left on the show.
That’s how the real people talk! George, I mean D-fender.
He hammered Reich. Deal with it.
You’re being the elitist.
Sorry, real people aren't illiterate. Is poor grammar a requirement for conservatives for you? Is your problem with Will that his subjects and verbs agree? Is that elitist in your world?
Well, that explains a lot. Sorry again. Conservative doesn’t require one to be ignorant of the english language.
It is not a proposal. The FEDERAL COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH was established and funded to the tune of $1.1 billion in the Porkulus bill.
First “public” hearing was for April 14, 2009. Not well advertised was it?
Do a google search and see how these councils have been used in the U.K.
“Of course, the identities of the members of the (ahem) panels making these decisions will not be made public.”
The 15 member panel was made public last year. I don’t remember all the people, but Zeke Emanuel(Rambo’s relative) was one of them.
Best I recall, he is on record as not objecting to the “Useless Eaters” concept.(and that’s an understatement).
Socialists and communists are always socialists and communists first, Jews (or whatever ethnicity) last. It seems socialists and communists, no matter what ethnicity, never learn the lessons of history.
Socialists think it didn't have smart enough people in charge last time or it was just poorly implemented, and of course they're just the ones they've been looking for now. They smarter than the Mussolini's of the past, so they'll make it work.
The laws of nature know differently: human nature is what it is. Socialism and communism always lead to tyranny and death.
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