Skip to comments.Paul Krugman Endorses Death Panels (He Said: Real Solution is Death Panels plus Sales Tax)
Posted on 06/13/2011 11:04:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Health Reform: The left's favorite economist, who condemned others for saying ObamaCare would require death panels, now admits they are real and necessary. The way to control costs, he says, is death and taxes.
Paul Krugman has long extolled the virtues of Britain's National Health Service and its National Institute for Clinical Excellence with the Orwellian acronym of NICE. Krugman has been anything but nice to NHS critics and those who've said that what have been called its "death panels" would be brought to America via ObamaCare.
In a roundtable discussion on ABC's "This Week," the New York Times columnist said of what recently came out of the president's deficit commission: "Some years down the pike, we're going to get the real solution, which is going to be a combination of death panels and sales taxes.
"Medicare is going to have to decide what it's going to pay for," Krugman said. "And at least for starters, it's going to have to decide which medical procedures are not effective at all and should not be paid for at all. In other words, (the deficit commission) should have endorsed the panel that was part of the health care reform."
Krugman went right to his blog Sunday afternoon to "clarify" his comments. He explained, and we are willing to accept, that he was being derisive of the term and sarcastic. "I said something deliberately provocative on This Week," Krugman wrote, "so I think I'd better clarify what I meant," which is something he regularly denies to others.
He explained that "health care costs will have to be controlled, which will surely require having Medicare and Medicaid decide what they're willing to pay for not really death panels, of course, but consideration of medical effectiveness and, at some point,
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Here, we have a Princeton Professor, a Nobel Laureate and major New York Times Columnist telling it like it is --- Obamacare is abnout government control over life and death and HE IS ENDORSING IT!!
Sarah Palin WAS RIGHT !!
“The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.” Sarah the Great
Were I forced to make a choice between terminating a Down Syndrome child or Krugman, the decision would take less than a nanosecond.
And I’d enjoy pushing the button.
The proper response to anyone who is “hinting” that you should die because it’s the responsible thing to do, is, “you first.”
If they’re not willing to walk the walk, then they can pound sand.
Mister Krugman blithely assumes that he'll never need one of those unnecessarily expensive procedures.
He says what he believes for once. That guy’s a major douche.
RE: He says what he believes for once.
The important point is this — He’s telling the truth. This is the truth the democrats don’t want people to know.
That’s why I am posting this even though he said it a few months ago. The fact is — HE KNOWS WHAT IT BOILS DOWN TO WHEN IT COMES TO THE BOTTOM LINE.
The MSM as usual, just glosses it over.
Krugman agrees with Palin
May Krugman get struck with the most painful, malignant cancer that there is.
Let’s concentrate on this guy being one of the first to experience the death panel.
No, Krugman is for it and Palin is against it.
What I meant was that Krugman agrees that there will be “Death Panels.” He does not deny that is what the “rationing groups” he supports acutally are.
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