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Obama Advisor Admits "We Need Death Panels"
world net daily ^ | 10/2/2012 | Aaron Klein

Posted on 10/02/2012 11:03:28 AM PDT by GVnana

A top Democrat strategist and donor who served as President Obama’s lead auto-industry adviser recently conceded that the rationing of heath services under Obamacare is “inevitable.”

Steven Rattner advocated that such rationing should target elderly patients, while stating, “We need death panels.”

Rattner serves on the board the New America Foundation, or NAF, a George Soros-funded think tank that was instrumental in supporting Obamacare in 2010. Soros’ son, financier Jonathan Soros, is also a member of the foundation’s board.

Rattner was the so-called “car czar,” the lead auto adviser to the Treasury Department under Obama.

Last month, Rattner penned an opinion piece in the New York Times titled “Beyond Obamacare” in which he proclaimed “We need death panels” and argued rationing must be instructed to sustain Obama’s health-care plan. His comments have been virtually ignored by traditional media as the president campaign’s for a second term.

“We need death panels,” began Rattner. “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.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: deathpanels; healthcare; obamabreakspromises; obamacare; obamaliedgrandmadied; obamalies
In a free county, you make your own decisions. In a slave state, you don't.

h/t http://joemiller.us/national-page/

1 posted on 10/02/2012 11:03:33 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

Whether it is insurance companies or the gov, there comes a point when they are not going to throw good money after bad.


2 posted on 10/02/2012 11:11:51 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: GVnana

And given a centrally managed government model, he’s correct.


3 posted on 10/02/2012 11:13:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: DonaldC

Exactly. Fmr Sen Frist has written about the sogennante “Death Panels” as well.


4 posted on 10/02/2012 11:13:41 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: DonaldC

But you can sue an insurance company if they don’t provide what they promised.


5 posted on 10/02/2012 11:14:45 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: GVnana
Sarah Palin was correct!


6 posted on 10/02/2012 11:16:13 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Hugin

Exactly. You still have the right to contract. You won’t get that with the government.


7 posted on 10/02/2012 11:16:42 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: DonaldC

We can address the issue this way. Cut medicare and medicade to just Democrats. That pays for all the new entrants to the system.


8 posted on 10/02/2012 11:19:28 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: GVnana

Are they going to be armed death panels?

I bet they are...


9 posted on 10/02/2012 11:22:35 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: DonaldC

Do you trust the government with your life? With insurance companies, you have an idea what the limits are if you read the policy; you have the freedom to accept, shop for another company or do without. With the government in control, you will have no options.


10 posted on 10/02/2012 11:22:44 AM PDT by spaced
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To: GVnana

I predict that the death panels will use affirmative action in their selection process. White males will die while the women and minorities get preferences.


11 posted on 10/02/2012 11:27:22 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: forgotten man

It could get so bad that the government would tout “salvation trophies.” The world has seen such things before.


12 posted on 10/02/2012 11:31:39 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

Had to read beyond the headline to see if they meant for ObamaCare, or to punish those who insult the Prophet.


13 posted on 10/02/2012 11:43:23 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: GVnana

Only the ordinary pee-ons will be sent to the undertaker through the death panels. The liberal elite has a gold-plated health plan that will protect their sorry a$$e$.


14 posted on 10/02/2012 11:50:51 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: DonaldC

It’s capitalism vs socialism.

An insurance co won’t do death panels because it’s bad business.

The government won’t care. Won’t need to - no competition.

The leaders will have capitalist insurance - already they are exempt, as are muslims, for religious reasone


15 posted on 10/02/2012 11:52:47 AM PDT by stanne
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To: forgotten man
Whites have a longer life expectancy than blacks in this country, so applying affirmative action would just be "fairness."

According to statistics put out by the HHS, life expectancy for white males increased by 1.2 years during the time George W. Bush was President, but increased by 2.7 years for black males. I'm sure the New York Times could spin that as yet more evidence of racism by the Bush administration.

16 posted on 10/02/2012 11:52:57 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: GVnana

Well then just pass the law that will allow murder for justifiable cause!


17 posted on 10/02/2012 11:58:55 AM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: GVnana

“We need death panels.”

Sure we do, but not to target the elderly patients. Targeting the MSM, libs, democrats, corrupt politicians and the rest of the traitors to this country would be money well spent.


18 posted on 10/02/2012 12:00:58 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: GVnana

Wait, it’s World Net Daily so there has to be an automatic dismissal /s

That being said I DO hate WND’s pages loaded with cookies and ads that swamp your browser.


19 posted on 10/02/2012 12:06:02 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: GVnana

Georgie learned well from HITLER!


20 posted on 10/02/2012 12:10:41 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: GVnana

And the exact same people who screamed to keep Abortion decisions as a private matter between “a woman and her doctor” also demanded that government invade and take over their doctor offices for every other aspect of out lives.


21 posted on 10/02/2012 12:14:35 PM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: GVnana

I am the “death panel” in my house. If you doubt me, come through my front door uninvited. (back door, too)


22 posted on 10/02/2012 12:16:25 PM PDT by beelzepug ("Blind obedience to arbitrary rules is a sign of mental illness")
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To: GVnana
…… 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.”

and/or

--- ... but unless we start allocating food stamps resources more prudently – rationing, by its proper name – the exploding cost of food stamps will swamp the federal budget.”

and

--- ... but unless we start allocating free cell phones resources more prudently – rationing, by its proper name – the exploding cost of free cell phones will swamp the federal budget.”

and

--- ... but unless we start allocating Section 8 housing resources more prudently – rationing, by its proper name – the exploding cost of Section 8 housing will swamp the federal budget.”

and

--- ... but unless we start allocating Social Security Disability resources more prudently – rationing, by its proper name – the exploding cost of Social Security Disability will swamp the federal budget.”

and

--- ... but unless we start allocating welfare resources more prudently – rationing, by its proper name – the exploding cost of welfare will swamp the federal budget.”

Hmmmmm….wonder if the numerous undeserving, scamming, entitlements recipients would then ‘embrace’ death panels???

23 posted on 10/02/2012 12:20:18 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: I want the USA back
Only the ordinary pee-ons will be sent to the undertaker through the death panels.

And from the undertaker, on to the Soylent Corporation.

Can't let a resource base go to waste.

24 posted on 10/02/2012 12:20:29 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: GVnana

But only for those who are 55 and under now, after they retire?


25 posted on 10/02/2012 12:23:03 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: F15Eagle
Wait, it’s World Net Daily so there has to be an automatic dismissal /s

And don't forget, it's the same as the Limbaugh Dismissal, so it means that not only is it all lies, it's still lies if nobody says anything but only thinks it, plus, it was lies retroactively from the beginning of the Universe.

A man's got to know his epistemic limitations.

Oh, wait -- that was Clint Eastwood, wasn't it? We'll, he lies, too, ever since the Republican convention, and presumably retroactively as well. Down the Memory Hole with Clint!

26 posted on 10/02/2012 12:25:42 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: GVnana

Is this the brother of Ellen the Rat on Fox news?


27 posted on 10/02/2012 12:29:31 PM PDT by Highest Authority (DemonRats are pure EVIL)
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To: chris37
Are they going to be armed death panels? I bet they are...

Like Strelnikov, in Dr. Zhivago -- they'll give them armored trains and three or four firing squads per train; and the panel members will all get to wear kewl long black leather coats and wire-rimmed glasses and that True Believer/Children of the Corn faraway look.

28 posted on 10/02/2012 12:30:24 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: sickoflibs
But only for those who are 55 and under now, after they retire?

Oh, hell no! Not with seniors voting disproportionately Republican! Gotta start in on them right now!

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29 posted on 10/02/2012 12:32:31 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: GVnana
old time death panels.


30 posted on 10/02/2012 12:40:21 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: lentulusgracchus
RE :”Oh, hell no! Not with seniors voting disproportionately Republican! Gotta start in on them right now!

As long as we dont require voter ID the Death Panels might work. Make it easier to cut Medicare too.

They could try the Soylent Green idea, ‘Going home....cool movie...then lights go out...””

31 posted on 10/02/2012 12:42:01 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: sickoflibs
Obama's pretty confident of reelection -- he's poll-testing and floating out there a couple of Second Term initiatives right now: a) Death Panels as we discussed, and also b) Single-party (dictatorial) government, which of course implies elimination of a number of political and speech rights.
32 posted on 10/02/2012 2:32:24 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: timestax

bttt


33 posted on 10/02/2012 2:51:27 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: DonaldC

My personal answer to government death panels can be found in the George C. Scott movie “Rage.” Enough is Enough.


34 posted on 10/02/2012 3:52:07 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: SVTCobra03

Death panels
My foot and if they do want them. Let’s begin with those who vote for them. This is America a d will never happen. There are too many good people in this country and too many below ground to EVER even begin to imagine anything like this in this country. Oh no. NEVER!!!


35 posted on 10/02/2012 4:09:27 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Travis McGee

Bump!


36 posted on 10/02/2012 5:39:25 PM PDT by GVnana
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