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Former Obama czar: ‘We need death panels’; Conservatives: So, Palin was right?
Twitchy ^ | September 29, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 09/29/2012 1:44:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

John Hayward@Doc_0

How dare Sarah Palin talk about those "death panels," which are awesome and desperately needed? #IReadItInTheNYTimes

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Remember when Sarah Palin was ridiculed as an alarmist nut job for suggesting Obamacare would usher in “death panels”? The New York Times called the “false ‘death panel’ rumor” a “boogey-man spell” that “resonated with some impressionable folk.”

Steven Rattner@SteveRattner

#NYT today: I argue that to truly contain Medicare costs, we need a better way of allocating (rationing) health care: nyti.ms/StypQE

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Impressionable folk like Obama’s former “Car Czar” Steven Rattner?

We need death panels.

Well, maybe not death panels, exactly, but unless we start allocating health care resources more prudently — rationing, by its proper name — the exploding cost of Medicare will swamp the federal budget.

But in the pantheon of toxic issues — the famous “third rails” of American politics — none stands taller than overtly acknowledging that elderly Americans are not entitled to every conceivable medical procedure or pharmaceutical.

Hold on … the savior in chief’s health care overhaul won’t work without death panels doling out an Obama-approved “fair share” of health care?

Greg Pollowitz@GPollowitz

Steven Rattner looks to save Obamacare like he did GM...with death panels. nytimes.com/2012/09/17/opi…

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But, but, that means the unthinkable!

Jonah Goldberg@JonahNRO

Apologetic letter to Sarah Palin to follow. nytimes.com/2012/09/17/opi…

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Brian Chilton@IssacharsHeirs

No doubt these liberals will be issuing apologies to Sarah Palin, who they mocked for saying liberals wanted death panels, any day now

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The New York Times published Rattner’s op-ed earlier this month, but it’s making its way around the conservative Twittersphere today after Rush Limbaugh and Power Line both noted, “Sarah Palin was right.”

BUCKEYEinstein@BUCKEYEinstein

Remember when Sarah Palin said 'death panels' and she was ridiculed? Yeah, well read this from an Obama appointee nyti.ms/S2Wd1o #TCOT

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Andrew Fox@Fox_Andrew

Huh... looks like Palin was right. Go figure... nytimes.com/2012/09/17/opi…

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Kevin Becker@beckerdown

Remember how much fun the left made of Sarah Palin when she coined the term? Lesson: when they make fun, it's true. nyti.ms/V6KTSO

28 Sep 12 Reply Retweet Favorite

Donna S.@GoMomGo3

Remember Palin was ripped to shreds for "death panel" comment? Here ya go! This is the set up. #tcotnytimes.com/2012/09/17/opi…

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Jerry Jones@jdavid17

NYT's: WE NEED DEATH PANELS. (So Sarah Palin was crazy, huh?!) Some people discern truth. Sadly, it's the minority. ht.ly/1OvEh3

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Robert Jacobus@RobertJacobus

Just wow. Former #Obama Admin in NYT admits to need for Death Panels in #ObamaCare!! <> Sarah was right?!? nyti.ms/V3xni0 wow.

29 Sep 12 Reply Retweet Favorite

Shannon@Shan1419

"Elderly Americans are not entitled." And there it is. RT @JonahNRO: Apologetic letter to Sarah Palin to follow. nytimes.com/2012/09/17/opi…

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Ryne@rynemcclaren

Oh, good. A flat out endorsement of health care rationing appears in the NYT. Finally! nyti.ms/Sr30Cq

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Rattner touts Britain’s rationing body, the Orwellian-named NICE, as a model for making “stomach-wrenching” choices about the distribution of health care.

Take Britain, which provides universal coverage with spending at proportionately almost half of American levels. Its National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence uses a complex quality-adjusted life year system to put an explicit value (up to about $48,000 per year) on a treatment’s ability to extend life.

At the least, the Independent Payment Advisory Board should be allowed to offer changes in services and costs. We may shrink from such stomach-wrenching choices, but they are inescapable.

Medicare is unsustainable and difficult choices are in our future no matter which candidate wins the presidential election. But as Palin wrote in her now-famous Facebook note on “death panels”:

The Democrats promise that a government health care system will reduce the cost of health care, but as the economist Thomas Sowell has pointed out, government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost.

Still strike you as paranoid and alarmist, libs? Steven Rattner doesn’t think so.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: obama; obamacare; palin; sarahpalin
President Romney needs her in his cabinet.
1 posted on 09/29/2012 1:44:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A Beheading Center in every state


2 posted on 09/29/2012 1:48:43 PM PDT by molson209
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All anyone has to do is read Dr. Ezekiel Immanuel’s (yes, Rahm’s brother) article in the January 29, 2009, issue of Lancet to know exactly what is involved...and this was written as an “ethics” article.

Actually, you don’t even have to read it, just look at the one graph it contains and then you know, at my age, they really don’t consider that I have much to offer society, so “be gone” money spending lush.


3 posted on 09/29/2012 1:54:58 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Dear Leader's new math: 1(brutalized, dead Ambassador)+2(dead seals)+...= 1(bump in the road))
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To: molson209

VERY GOOD!Go to The Head of The Class!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 09/29/2012 2:05:12 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: jennings2004; All

Well, just wait until the seniors find out that as the age of 76, they will no longer be eligible for CANCER TREATMENT.

Rationing of healthcare .. and the older you are, the less care you will receive.


5 posted on 09/29/2012 2:09:02 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

death panels will be one of the thousands and thousands of regulations that are dropped on us the week after the election.

it’s the most devious and deceitful thing ever perpetrated by our president in the history of the republic.


6 posted on 09/29/2012 2:09:52 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

death panels will be one of the thousands and thousands of obamacare regulations that are dropped on us the week after the election.

it’s the most devious and deceitful thing ever perpetrated by our president in the history of the republic.


7 posted on 09/29/2012 2:10:11 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has commie Rattner considered clearing illegals from Medicare and Medicaid rolls? Also, fraud is rampant.


8 posted on 09/29/2012 2:12:21 PM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: jennings2004

Let’s not forget Holdren either.


9 posted on 09/29/2012 2:15:55 PM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: CyberAnt

As the left would say, all the social security, pension checks, medical needs and land/property cuts costs and boosts GDP. /s


10 posted on 09/29/2012 2:19:54 PM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t get it.

Democrats claim that people without insurance die sooner but with socialized medicine they pick and choose who dies sooner and we all pay for it.


11 posted on 09/29/2012 2:21:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Communism never succeeds if they can’t kill off the opposition. That’s what Obamacare is all about - denying care to those that don’t agree with the left.


12 posted on 09/29/2012 2:26:15 PM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: meyer
You must all know half a dozen people at least who are no use in this world, who are more trouble than they are worth. Just put them there and say Sir, or Madam, now will you be kind enough to justify your existence? If you can’t justify your existence, if you’re not pulling your weight in the social boat, if you’re not producing as much as you consume or perhaps a little more, then, clearly, we cannot use the organizations of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us and it can’t be of very much use to yourself.

-George Bernard Shaw, Fabian socialist.
13 posted on 09/29/2012 2:31:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: meyer

“That’s what Obamacare is all about - denying care to those that don’t agree with the left.”

Good observation. No sooner was Obamacare passed, than Obama began to exempt his friends. Obama can giveth and taketh away by executive decree. You can call Barry anything you want, but don’t call him inflexible.


14 posted on 09/29/2012 2:42:28 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We should make every effort we can to find out who will be on those death panels--them send each member copies of Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, and The Gods Will Have Blood by Anatole France.

The first is a simple tale of the French uprising against the crown. The second is a more complex story of how, in a revolution, even an honorable person can become a monster.
15 posted on 09/29/2012 2:54:00 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: righttackle44

Nevil Shute wrote a couple of novels damning British socialism in the 50s.

The Far Country is a novel by Nevil Shute, first published in 1952.

In this novel, Shute has some harsh things to say about the new (British) National Health Service, as well as the socialist Labour government, themes he would later develop more fully in In the Wet.


16 posted on 09/29/2012 3:03:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bring back the Chevy Corvair?


17 posted on 09/29/2012 3:45:41 PM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin proved correct again and again and again.


18 posted on 09/29/2012 4:49:05 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: haroldeveryman

Based on your reminder, is there any question that political affiliation will affect the liklihood of treatment?

OTOH, the Van Jones and Valerie Jarretts would have no problem packing Freepers into cattle cars . . . if they thought they could get away with it.


19 posted on 09/29/2012 5:43:08 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: onyx

Gov Plain is the greatest political genius this country has ever produced dwarfing everybody else with her sheer intellect.


20 posted on 09/30/2012 12:02:06 AM PDT by SarahPalinForPresident2012 (Time to Reload)
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To: SarahPalinForPresident2012

I concur.


21 posted on 09/30/2012 12:12:56 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
President Romney needs her in his cabinet.

In the kitchen maybe.

22 posted on 09/30/2012 5:37:52 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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