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‘Death Panels’: Here’s the Deal

In Can You Hear Me Now?, Obamacare, Obamarama on 22/03/2011 at 18:55

That little ditz Sarah Palin was right again. Just when you were convinced he didn’t want to give granny an early sendoff to the Big Sayonara, Barack’s other shoe drops. Death panels are here.

Whether you call it an end-of-life counseling contingency or a mandatory Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), death panels are a cleverly hidden reality within the trillion-dollar government snafu we all affectionately know as ObamaCare. In fact, end of life counseling—perhaps a better term is “end-of-life lotto”—isn’t the half of it.

Even some Democrats are jumping ship on this one.

The Daily Caller:

An often-overlooked portion of President Barack Obama’s prized health care law, the creation of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), will face heat in the coming months from Congress and from the courts. Congressman Phil Roe, Tennessee Republican, told The Daily Caller the IPAB is the “real death panel” in the health care law, as compared to “end-of-life counseling” provisions in Obamacare that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin once deemed “death panels.”

“This one is the real baby right here – and most people missed this,” Roe told TheDC. “What everybody was talking about, when you saw Sarah Palin and so forth, what they were talking about these advanced directives where you sit down and there’s sort of mandatory counseling – and Medicare paid for it. This IPAB got missed – and it’s the real death panel.”

In his exclusive interview in today’s DC, Congressman Coe, who is a medical doctor, goes onto say that the IPAB will cap total sums Medicare recipients can receive for care, and thus make decisions based purely on cost rather than need options.

Palin has been lambasted in the media for months on end since 2009 when she warned the nation that the President’s takeover of national health care would result in what essentially amounts to death panels. The blogosphere is still loaded with slanderous lies.

Palin was speaking of the so-called “end of life counseling” panels, but the congressman is talking about another board that will essentially accomplish the same end; i.e. kill off seniors and others with “low quality of life” prospects by denying essential care.

Both schemes are still embedded within the bowels of ObamaCare.

The intent here is self-evident. While Democrats in Congress would like you to believe that Nanny State governance will put you on the road to cheaper insurance rates, it in fact will put you on the gurney to a Margaret Sanger-style liquidation mill. What’s next, “Soylent Green”?

Be assured, this is not the end of it. When the lid finally comes off ObamaCare it will be rife with “quality of life” panels and boards, all designed to give you a quick sendoff in your twilight years.

Where is Charlton Heston when we need him!


The Fix is In: Obama’s Climate Regulation Mill

In Harvard Math, Meanwhile, back in the hot house, Obamarama, The Haters, The War on Speech, The Way Far Right, The Wrong Right Turn on 09/12/2009 at 21:42

Although the government has been forcing unproven theories down our throats for at least 40 years, the Obama Administration has reached a new low in the assault on democracy.

In the 1960s most states in the union adopted the Evolution Theory as absolute truth, even though it had not and still has not been proved, and in fact is unprovable. The evolution debate has been fast and furious ever since. Did I say debate? There has never really been a debate, just ask any 12-year-old, public-school-educated child how the universe got here.

The President is about to embark on his trip to Copenhagen, Denmark to promise away our freedom; everything from your gas mileage, to how much wood you can burn in your fireplace will be regulated and no one will ask for your vote. There will be no vote. Conventional wisdom among the pundits and hacks in both parties says that congress will not sign onto a deal even if Obama does in Copenhagen. They won’t have to; the President’s EPA is already making the changes without congressional approval. Michelle Malkin accurately noted the brown-shirt tactics within that agency last July.

However, we cannot lay the blame for the global warming fraud entirely at Barack Obama’s feet. The Green Influenza has been brooding in our government for 30 years, and it went pandemic with the George W. Bush administration in January 2007, as evidenced by the attached Time Magazine article. Lindsey Graham is the titular head of the Republican Tree Hugger Caucus but it doesn’t end with him. Virtually every so-called conservative on the Hill has acquiesced to the idea that we must reduce our greenhouse emissions. Why? Because it’s the thing to do. It’s hip in Washington cocktail circles to be “green.”

The revelation this week that the books have been cooked by greenie scientists doesn’t seem to have slowed the march to destroy the American economy in either party. Both sides are moving forward to “reduce greenhouse emissions” regardless of the fact that not one iota of evidence exists to indicate climate change is effected in the least by mankind on this planet. Scientists can’t even prove that significant climate change exists, beyond the fact that it will be warmer in June than January.

In 1963, America was at the apex of a worldwide paradigm shift. Just as a renaissance emerged at the close of the Dark Ages affecting a revival of religion, sweeping breakthroughs in science, and vibrant changes in art, the 1960s ushered in broad cultural, scientific, and artistic changes. With, I must add here, exactly the opposite effect.

While in the Renaissance the minority affected change for the better, the 1960s brought a devaluation of the greatest society the world has ever known. Suddenly the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus,” the Ten Commandments were dangerous, and Science declared theory over fact. The Theory of Evolution, a nonsensical grouping of unsubstantiated hypotheses, became absolute science, and is now taught as such in our institutions of learning, from kindergarten to graduate school.

Now the message is Global Warming, recently retagged as Climate Change. That way, if we suddenly develop a new Ice Age crisis, the moniker fits. One-stop Science for all your climate needs, folks!

There is, however, a difference in the way Barack Obama is spearheading the juggernaut to bring his economy-busting climate overhaul to America. He is not the least bit concerned with the possibility of congressional or Supreme Court intervention; he is skipping around them with a regulatory apparatus, the like of which, has never been seen on these shores.

The United States Government is in the process of implementing horrendous changes to the way we live on the basis of more unproven science. The question is: Do we have the courage to stand up and clean out the Washington Greenhouse that is forcing the change?

Editors Note: Both Michelle Malkin and Ann Coulter have written blistering articles this week on the Obama Administration’s attempts to implement sweeping Climate Change regulations. Read them here and here.