Archive for 24, August 2009


Posted in politcs, rankers, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 24, August 2009 by chockblock

While the Democrats beat the health care reform drum, the truth beats them back:

  1. Specter Calls for Hearings on End-of-Life Care Guide for Veterans“: Sen. Spector investigates ‘hurryup and die already’ VA memo to veterans. (FOXNEWS)
  2. As Vets Await Checks, VA Workers Get $24M Bonuses“, NYT repoerts that the VA spends lavishly on it’s people while the vets go without.
  3. Let’s Be Honest about Death Counseling
    A nudge ever so slightly toward letting go.
    Charles Krauthammer takes down the “it’s not about death panels'” arguement.
  4. Doubleplusundead:@midlifechick just returned from TownHall meeting with her US Rep. John Carter (R-TX). Representative Carter informed the crowd that talk has been bandied about Congress to appropriate EVERY state’s pension plans into the bankrupt Social Security System.
  5. Hotair tells the story of the Adminstraions attempt to woo Rabbis into suporting Ombabcare by using “Deutschland Über Alles.”
  6. Social Security Payments to Shrink for First Time in a Generation(Foxnews)

EPIC FAIL. Control is what they want, not reform. Single payer means that the government expands it’s fail to one of the largest segments of our economy. The cash for clunkers program is out of money. Social security is almost out of money, do you really thing that government run health care will work? Ask Canada or the UK.

I used to live in New Mexico. It is with great sadness that I found out that their Medicaid program is facing massive budget cuts. Cuts to payments, services and rationing. This from a program that was set up to counter those greedy insurance programs. Medicaid is 11 percent of state spending. Many of my college friends would have never survived if not for Medicare.

See, it’s about costs. Doc support single payer/universal health care because they believe that it will simplify the system. The truth is that government expands to meet the needs of an expanding government. When caught red handed trying to advocate euthanasia, the VA bureaucrats trotted out Assistant VA Sec. Tammy Duckworth. She lost both legs in Iraq. However, by their way of thinking, she would have been given “end of life” counseling instead of being given options for treatment.

No, it’s not about health care. It’s about the left’s holier than thou attitude and zest for control. The lawyers and accountants, like a heartless horde of locusts, will descend on health care. Doctor shortages, rationing and other horrors await.

Don’t look at me Obama voter. You drank the cool-aid, you voted for the One[tm]. When your care is substandard, you wait in line and costs have gone up, don’t look at me. I want to forget that you ever were a fellow American.