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Obama Regulatory Czar Backs Off Call for Gov't to Attach Lower Value to Older People
CNS News ^ | 6/3/11 | Fred Lucas

Posted on 06/03/2011 4:23:22 PM PDT by Nachum

(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama’s regulatory czar retreated from a 2003 academic report he wrote advocating that government assign a higher monetary value to the lives of young people than to senior citizens during testimony to Congress on Friday.

Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Cass Sunstein testified in front of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations about the Obama administration’s plans for reviewing and reducing federal regulations.

“I’m a lot older now than the author with my name was, and I’m not sure what I think about what that young man wrote,” Sunstein, 56, told the House panel. “Things written as an academic are not a legitimate part of what we do as a government official. So I am not focusing on sentences that a young Cass Sunstein wrote years ago. So the answer is no.”

Sunstein wrote the paper when he was a professor at the University of Chicago. It was titled “Lives, Life-Years, and Willingness to Pay.”

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1 posted on 06/03/2011 4:23:29 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

The people demand more Soylent Green!!


2 posted on 06/03/2011 4:24:45 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Among chefs, I am known as The Inglourious Baster.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/sunstein.htm


3 posted on 06/03/2011 4:25:02 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
just.... wow....

and these communist bastards are running the country

4 posted on 06/03/2011 4:25:11 PM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: Nachum

...don’t believe them,it’s election time.


5 posted on 06/03/2011 4:25:11 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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Cass Sunstein, the most dangerous man in america
6 posted on 06/03/2011 4:27:04 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Net Neutrality - What's the biggest threat to the leftist media's old order?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

BUMP!


8 posted on 06/03/2011 4:28:49 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Nachum
“I’m a lot older now than the author with my name was, and I’m not sure what I think about what that young man wrote,” Sunstein, 56,

Chuckles all around , Cass! So you were a stripling of 48 when you wrote that. Well your boss was just that age when he launched his disastrous administration in '09, so let's just go back and wipe the slate clean on that too.

9 posted on 06/03/2011 4:30:30 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Doogle
...don’t believe them,it’s election time.

And geezers vote in greater numbers than any other demographic.

10 posted on 06/03/2011 4:30:30 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Nachum
So he was a “young Cass Sunstein” at the age of 48??? How stupid does he think we are? I know...
11 posted on 06/03/2011 4:30:53 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Nachum

He was 48 when he wrote this paper.I passed 48 some ten years ago.I don’t consider my thoughts ,opinons, and beliefs held then to have been green and immature.I don’t consider myself to be so different now than ten years ago.28?Yes 38? A little.48? Hardly at all.At 48 most folks are who they will always be, absent a Road to Damascus experience.


12 posted on 06/03/2011 4:31:04 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum. "George is gettin' upset."
retreated from a 2003 academic report he wrote advocating that government assign a higher monetary value to the lives of young people than to senior citizens during testimony to Congress on Friday... "I'm a lot older now than the author with my name was, and I'm not sure what I think about what that young man wrote," Sunstein, 56, told the House panel. "Things written as an academic are not a legitimate part of what we do as a government official. So I am not focusing on sentences that a young Cass Sunstein wrote years ago. So the answer is no."
So, he's not sure what the author with his name thinks about it now, and the answer (what answer?) is no.


13 posted on 06/03/2011 4:33:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Nachum

Cass Sunstein, the “Zyklon B” Czar.


14 posted on 06/03/2011 4:38:14 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Sarah pisses off all the right people! - FReeper proudpapa)
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To: SunkenCiv
"Things written as an academic are not a legitimate part of what we do as a government official. So I am not focusing on sentences that a young Cass Sunstein wrote years ago. So the answer is no."

A long winded definition of the word "obfuscation".

Regards,
GtG

15 posted on 06/03/2011 4:40:49 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Doogle

Cass Sunstein is not worth rendering into a bar of soap.


16 posted on 06/03/2011 4:42:11 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Nachum
If they need a real world guideline with hard numbers they can crunch to ascertain our value to the state, I.G. Farben received five Reichmarks per day for the able bodied, and two for the old or enfeebled.
17 posted on 06/03/2011 4:42:42 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar
Correction, they paid that, which went directly to party coffers.
18 posted on 06/03/2011 4:47:30 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Nachum
WOW Cass Sunstein has access to federal records.
He is a Soros Commie and Hate filled Jew hating Nut Bag !
And his evil Jew hating wife Samantha Powers was employed by Soros machine .

Where the hell are the GOP on this evil lot in power !

19 posted on 06/03/2011 5:04:30 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: Nachum

OK. Sumstein admits to multiple personality disorder? Schizophrenia?

On another note, Sunstein can say he doesn’t know....but those he directs and manages do. They have made the actuarial tables.


20 posted on 06/03/2011 5:47:56 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Nachum

Older folks are better educated than today’s younger folks, and have a lot more experiential knowledge to draw on when making decisions.

FUBO.

That needs to be a 2012 anti-obama sticker. Put that on top of Obama stickers.


21 posted on 06/03/2011 6:19:42 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: gusopol3

“I’m a lot older now than the author with my name was, and I’m not sure what I think about what that young man wrote,” Sunstein, 56,

__________________________________________________________

I was taght that speaking about yourself in the third person was a sure sign of mental illness.


22 posted on 06/03/2011 7:03:51 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: BipolarBob

But younger people make better Soylent Green. What to do, what to do.


23 posted on 06/03/2011 7:13:59 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Nachum
“I’m a lot older now than the author with my name was, and I’m not sure what I think about what that young man wrote,”

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! I can tell you what to think if you haven't come to the conclusion that all life is sacred. Once a young fascist and now an older fascist. Still a Nazi.
24 posted on 06/03/2011 7:15:23 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/AW12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: VRW Conspirator
Cass Sunstein, the “Zyklon B” Czar.

The obama administration will grant a FDA waiver for it too.
25 posted on 06/03/2011 7:18:29 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/AW12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Doogle

and they lie ALL the time; what’s happened to the Congress?
Are they dead? or just well paid


26 posted on 06/03/2011 8:55:32 PM PDT by famousdayandyear
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To: Nachum; All

Video link here:

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/PolicyAs

The man is a menace and mental midget.


27 posted on 06/04/2011 7:04:57 AM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: BipolarBob
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. Thomas Jefferson

Soylent Green by cartoonistx


28 posted on 06/04/2011 7:39:31 AM PDT by GailA (NO DEMOCRATS or RINOS in 2012!)
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To: ncalburt
"Where the hell are the GOP on this evil lot in power !"

Well considering how gutless the GOP has become I think they are working behind the scenes with the DemonRats.

29 posted on 06/04/2011 5:46:35 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Democratic Party - The party of genocide.)
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