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Robert Reich Reveals Brutal Health Care Truths; MSM Snores (Freeper Article in WSJ!!!)
Wall Street Journal ^ | October 15, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 10/16/2009 6:56:49 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

Paging Congressman Alan Grayson! Here is a quote that validates what you said about those EVIL Republicans:

"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."

Aha! So it turns out that Grayson was right when he said "Republicans want you to die quickly." Only one "little" problem here. That quote did not come from a Republican. In fact it came from the very liberal former Labor Secretary Robert Reich who is now an economics adviser for Barack Obama.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obamacare; robertreich
Second time this year that your humble correspondent made it onto the august pages of the Wall Street Journal.

p.s. And I'm still wondering if Robert Reich will ever come up with an explanation for his own words. Oh, and he was NOT kidding.

1 posted on 10/16/2009 6:56:50 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: Charles Henrickson; franksolich; bcsco

I really get a kick out of seeing the name “DUmmie FUnnies” in the Wall Street Journal.


2 posted on 10/16/2009 6:58:08 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ("They spent a trillion dollars on a guess?" ---Astute DUmmie observation)
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To: PJ-Comix
In fact it came from the very liberal former Labor Secretary Robert Reich who is now an economics adviser for Barack Obama.

Robert Reich is an evil little dwarf.

3 posted on 10/16/2009 6:59:09 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Congrats, PJ! Good goin’...


4 posted on 10/16/2009 6:59:16 AM PDT by bcsco (Hopey changey down the drainey...)
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To: PJ-Comix

This is great, PJ. Congrats.


5 posted on 10/16/2009 6:59:53 AM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: PJ-Comix

bfltr


6 posted on 10/16/2009 7:00:45 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: PJ-Comix

That’s great PJ.


7 posted on 10/16/2009 7:01:21 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: PJ-Comix

*double thumbs up” PJ


8 posted on 10/16/2009 7:01:42 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: PJ-Comix

So far there are two comments about your piece. They both support Reich’s opinion!


9 posted on 10/16/2009 7:06:24 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (He said red, yellow, black or white, All are equal in his sight, Mmm, mmm, mm!, Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: PJ-Comix

Great article! So will they apologize for their leftest smears????????

I wish people would see what a bunch of LIARS the Left are!


10 posted on 10/16/2009 7:07:58 AM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Ping!


11 posted on 10/16/2009 7:09:45 AM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: PJ-Comix
Reich is obviously not an expert on health care. For instance, innovation in the pharmaceutical industry usually means merely creating a "me-too" drug in order to extend patent life. Very few drugs amount to any sort of true innovation with breakthroughs. This may be more true as regards devices and technology. However it is interesting that even though we have seen extensive innovation in these fields we still do not extend life much, nor alleviate pain and other morbidity symptomogy. The only things that really affect our health come down to wellness programs (eating healthy, exercising), sanitation (washing hands), vaccinations, and antibiotics. And this may strike some as harsh, but is it a good idea to shove money at a problem such as how do we extend life a few more months? Maybe as a society it is time to grow up.

Here is the first comment on the article. BTW - Congrats PJ.

IO don't have an account and won't sign up. Somebody respond to Jonathon. He questions innovations and technologies in the medical industry? Wow. Ironically, his comments suggests he has no problem of cutting back expenditures where the return on the money is not enough, ie - extending the life of old people.

I bet Jonathon is all for the cap and tax expenditures that will have little to no effect on the global temperature of the planet. I guess his motto would be, "Let old people die by not spending money on them but save the planet with a global ponzi scheme."

12 posted on 10/16/2009 7:11:41 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Government For the People - an obviously concealed oxymoron)
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To: Rummyfan
Someone posted a picture of Reich's face in the Travelocity character's body with the cone hat on Freepers not to long ago, and I just cannot get the image out of my mind when talking about Reich. So So funny! Wish they would post it again or every time Reich's name comes up. It fits his image perfectly.
13 posted on 10/16/2009 7:15:07 AM PDT by classified
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To: PJ-Comix

“Health services should not be guaranteed to individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens. An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia.”

—EZEKIEL EMANUEL


14 posted on 10/16/2009 7:16:09 AM PDT by IrishMike (Liberalism is a psychological disorder and a dangerous mental illness.)
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To: PJ-Comix

What does the DU**** FU**** signify? ;-)


15 posted on 10/16/2009 7:17:19 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: blueyon
I wish people would see what a bunch of LIARS the Left are!

The quote: "Accuse others of what you are doing." has been attributed to both Lenin and Marx......and is widely used by this administration.

16 posted on 10/16/2009 7:19:02 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: hoosiermama

“The quote: “Accuse others of what you are doing.” has been attributed to both Lenin and Marx......and is widely used by this administration. “

I say that to my husband often; if you want to know what the left is doing, just look at what they are accusing us of!


17 posted on 10/16/2009 7:22:50 AM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: PJ-Comix

And!!!!!!

The WSJ overtook USAToday as America’s #1 “newspaper”.

Congrats!


18 posted on 10/16/2009 7:23:42 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Excellent ! Congrats !


19 posted on 10/16/2009 7:26:23 AM PDT by jimt
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To: PJ-Comix
I really get a kick out of seeing the name “DUmmie FUnnies” in the Wall Street Journal.

Couldn't agree more...sweet. Real sweet.

20 posted on 10/16/2009 7:26:35 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Congratulations! This needs to be on the front page! The more people that read it the better. (Especially the comments on wsj)


21 posted on 10/16/2009 7:27:23 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: STARWISE; LucyT; nutmeg; null and void; abb; bamahead; Slings and Arrows

PJ made it to the Wall street Journal!


22 posted on 10/16/2009 7:29:25 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: PJ-Comix
Congratulations on being published in the WSJ.

What was as scary as the words Robert Reich was saying was the applause. Those kids were actually clapping about letting grandma die. I was stunned!

23 posted on 10/16/2009 7:29:46 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: PJ-Comix

PJ- it’s been so fun to watch your expansion from DU Funnies to Newsbusters and now WSJ ! Gol ! Congrats! What a great story.


24 posted on 10/16/2009 7:40:35 AM PDT by Red Boots
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To: PJ-Comix
How is it fair to change the rules of the game in Medicare so late in the game ?

Seniors, and everybody else, have been forced to contribute, under the premise that their health care would be covered. Now that the pay up is coming due, they are told that they are no longer worthy of care.

That's bait and switch to the max. If any business tried that, they'd go to jail. I know the government doesn't have to play by the same rules, but that really sucks !

If this were a free country, these governemnt social programs would be voluntary. And nobody would join.

25 posted on 10/16/2009 7:50:56 AM PDT by Red Boots
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To: PJ-Comix

Good job.


26 posted on 10/16/2009 8:02:12 AM PDT by fullchroma (Obama: GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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To: PJ-Comix
BRILLIANT connection between the Alan "Dick" Grayson comment and the remarks by Robert B. Reiccccccccchhhhhhhhhhh! Way to go, PJ!

Are you going to find a DUmmie thread on this and DUFU it? Could make for a good DUFU.

27 posted on 10/16/2009 8:11:36 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: PJ-Comix

Kudos!


28 posted on 10/16/2009 8:15:43 AM PDT by murphE ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." - GK Chesterton)
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To: PJ-Comix

Well done!


29 posted on 10/16/2009 8:20:24 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom." --Charles Krauthammer)
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To: PJ-Comix; thouworm; rxsid; GOPJ; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; george76; PhilDragoo; ...
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See quotes in the article.

30 posted on 10/16/2009 8:26:23 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: PJ-Comix

Good article, congrats!


31 posted on 10/16/2009 8:29:37 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: LucyT; PJ-Comix
Robert Reich contesting Zero's death care plan...


32 posted on 10/16/2009 9:04:27 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
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To: PJ-Comix

Big congratulations on getting this one into the WSJ.

Did you see the recent news that WSJ has recently passed USA Today as the country’s largest circulation newspaper?

Murdoch is doing something right.


33 posted on 10/16/2009 9:06:49 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Red Boots

“Seniors, and everybody else, have been forced to contribute, under the premise that their health care would be covered. Now that the pay up is coming due, they are told that they are no longer worthy of care.”

It isn’t. But that’s what always happens in Ponzi schemes to the folks who get in later. Social Security is next.


34 posted on 10/16/2009 9:09:52 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: PJ-Comix; sergeantdave; Blogger; murphE; Paleo Conservative; It's me; devolve; ransomnote; ...
"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."

quote by: Labor Secretary Robert Reich (Democrat) who is now an economics adviser for Barack Obama.

This recording has already gone viral in the blogosphere but so far the mainstream media is ignoring it. I guess the MSM is currently much more obsessed over what Rush Limbaugh did not say about slavery than they are over what an Obama economics adviser actually did say about health care. PING

35 posted on 10/16/2009 10:14:17 AM PDT by GOPJ (Not a dime of taxpayer funds to build municipal stadium for the NFL.Freeper:afoolinparadise)
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To: LucyT
"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."

quote by: Labor Secretary Robert Reich (Democrat) who is now an economics adviser for Barack Obama.

This recording has already gone viral in the blogosphere but so far the mainstream media is ignoring it. I guess the MSM is currently much more obsessed over what Rush Limbaugh did not say about slavery than they are over what an Obama economics adviser actually did say about health care.

PING

36 posted on 10/16/2009 10:17:02 AM PDT by GOPJ (Not a dime of taxpayer funds to build municipal stadium for the NFL.Freeper:afoolinparadise)
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To: PJ-Comix

*


37 posted on 10/16/2009 10:22:20 AM PDT by Sam Cree (absolute reality)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Are you going to find a DUmmie thread on this and DUFU it? Could make for a good DUFU.

If I find such a thread I'll DUFU it. If this turns out to be the straw that breaks the ObamaCare back then I will have claim to a mighty TriFecta.

1. Bringing down the Soviet Union with my Krokodil articles as American correspondent just before the collapse of the Evil Empire.

2. Enabling Web commerce to expand dramatically with my suggestion in early 2000 to the PayPal Director of Marketing (Jack Selby) to quit promoting PayPal as a way to pay restaurant bills via Palm Pilot and instead go for the online auction market with auction banners. Selby quickly took my suggestion and...well the rest is history.

3. Helping to bring the Robert Reiiiiiiiiccchhhh quote to light, thus breaking the back of ObamaCare.

.....annnnnd maybe

4. Help enable the election of new leader of a certain Lutheran denomination who vastly expands the flock by using a guilt-free beer drinking appeal to Baptists and Presbyterians to join the L-team (along with disgruntled ELCA-ites)?

38 posted on 10/16/2009 10:26:00 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ("They spent a trillion dollars on a guess?" ---Astute DUmmie observation)
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To: Charles Henrickson

bump to the top


39 posted on 10/16/2009 7:27:55 PM PDT by GOPJ (Not a dime of taxpayer funds to build municipal stadium for the NFL.Freeper:afoolinparadise)
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To: Rummyfan

bump to the top


40 posted on 10/17/2009 9:38:20 AM PDT by GOPJ (MSM: ideological flotsam... in the septic tank for the lunatic left.- Breitbart)
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To: PJ-Comix

wow, we are so proud of you!


41 posted on 10/18/2009 1:26:51 PM PDT by bitt (“You can’t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak.” (Abraham Lincoln))
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To: PJ-Comix

Congratulations!


42 posted on 10/18/2009 1:28:39 PM PDT by Ditter
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