Saturday, September 19, 2009

Industries Battle Obama's Reforms

By Michael Winship
September 18, 2009

If you ever needed proof that Washington is governed by the Golden Rule - the one that says, he who has the gold, rules - you only have to look at the wagonloads of cash being dumped by big business into crushing President Obama's domestic agenda.

Read on.

1 comment:

barb said...

First of all let's consider Sarah Palin's claim that Obamacare would create "death panels" that would make life and death decisions for the chronically ill. The following is a brief excerpt from Palin's Wall Street Journal article.....

Now look at one way Mr. Obama wants to eliminate inefficiency and waste: He's asked Congress to create an Independent Medicare Advisory Council—an unelected, largely unaccountable group of experts charged with containing Medicare costs. In an interview with the New York Times in April, the president suggested that such a group, working outside of "normal political channels," should guide decisions regarding that "huge driver of cost . . . the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives . . . ."

Sarah Palin is absolutely correct about this. Barack Obama's health care reform package would not only allow unelected government bureaucrats to decide what treatments are the most "cost efficient", but it would also give them the power to decide whether it is "cost effective" to treat someone at the end of their life at all.

This is what happens in other nations (such as the U.K.) where health care decisions are placed in the hands of unaccountable government bureaucrats. In the name of "cutting costs", Americans simply will not have the option of getting whatever health care they want whenever they want it any longer. They will have to settle for whatever is "cost efficient".

Sarah Palin did not mince words in her article as she described the implications of Obamacare.....

Given such statements, is it any wonder that many of the sick and elderly are concerned that the Democrats' proposals will ultimately lead to rationing of their health care by—dare I say it—death panels? Establishment voices dismissed that phrase, but it rang true for many Americans.


"The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the
oppressed." --Steve Biko