Skip to comments.Krugman: Death Panels, VAT Will Fix Debt Crisis
Posted on 11/14/2010 4:14:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman says the only way the U.S. will get its debt crisis under control is by the use of "death panels" and a national sales tax.
The national sales tax, referred to as VAT (value-added tax) and widely used by governments across Europe, will help cut the U.S deficit, Krugman argues.
Krugman made his comments on ABC's This Week with Christiane Amanpour during a roundtable discussion about the economy and the recent findings of the U.S. Debt Reduction Commission.
Here's the key excerpt:
"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. It's going to be that we're actually going to take Medicare under control, and we're going to have to get some additional revenue, probably from a VAT. But it's not going to happen now."
The Obama healthcare plan passed by Congress in 2010 includes government-run healthcare committees with sweeping powers, including the power to engage in competitive pricing and cost analysis, a system used by Britain that has led to rationing of medical care for the elderly.
Critics of the Obama plan, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, quickly dubbed the committees "death panels," saying government agencies would decide who would live and who would die. Supporters of the Obama health plan dismissed such suggestions as nonsense.
Krugman apparently thinks otherwise, and suggests that such death panels could be one way the federal government will be able to deal with soaring medical costs under control as the Baby Boomers enter retirement.(continued)
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Krugman’s the smartest moron out there, dontcha know?
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“Billy Ayers said that as many 25 million would have to be killed.”
That was when the population of the US was less than half of what it is today. I would imagine we’re talking 3 times that number with ‘inflation.’
I only wish I was being sarcastic.
Or we can defund the EPA, FDA, Most of the FCC, the BATF, the arts, the NEA, and most of the DHS and run a 1980s Hong Kong style manufacturing dreadnaught for a decade, and manufacture our way to prosperity.
I know which path I like.
Great post/thread. I got the little bearded totalitarian’s death panel. Krugman is king in the stack of domestic enemies playing cards.
Life, liberty and the pursuit and destruction of totalitarians.
I elect the libdems to go first Death is their thing and then we can heckle them at their funerals! The libs are the leaches in society get rid of them and everything balances out!!
Never Again is here thanks to Obama, Pelosi, Reid and every vote for this DeathCare. Bend over America and kiss your rear goodbye.
Holocaust of whomever the Ruling Class decrees???? Of course, the Ruling Class exempted themselves. What about their relatives?
A part of me wonders if some of the “post 65” population will find their health BETTER WITHOUT some of the “care” they are getting.....NO, I do not mean surgery, and other life saving care, etc...I mean a few too many drugs prescribed....we have a friend whose husband is getting concerned because her doc just prescribes drugs for EVERYTHING (she’s 64)....and there are many other solutions she refuses to look into...
It’s the matter of fact way it’s portrayed that’s the most scary for me.
PS....make that “FDA APPROVED drugs”
If we could exchange a VAT for the Income Tax, I’d be all for it, but you know politicians will add the VAT then go back on eliminating the Income Tax,
......and we’ll end up with both.
I would agree with you if they could also be motivated to acheive/maintain fitness and eat a proper diet and supplements.
Obviously a lot of the meds we are using are to compensate for lifestyle issues.
What makes this idiot think that if enacted all the money won’t be spent on even more useless programs?
So okay, lets start em up in 2019.
If you look up ‘useless eater’ in the dictionary, there is a picture of Krugman.
These people constantly come up with “solutions” that do not work.
Why believe they have it right now?
It’s called cut entitlement programs, cut taxes, stop killing small businesses, don’t steal our private retirement money, stop spending us into outrageous debt.