Thursday, June 25, 2009

A chilling read

From my friend Warner Todd Huston, here.

I am wondering when the euthanasia folks are going to start touting this one? I mean, it sure seemed to me as if the most caring, most civil, most intelligent president evah just said that healthcare could be cheaper if we don’t give old folks and the infirm the full measure of care they now get. It appeared that Obama said we should just let them die or suffer because they aren’t worth the effort. Imagine if Bush had said something like this? The left wouldn’t have hesitated to call him any manner of names.


Hooda Thunkit (Dave Zawodny) said...


Thank God that the second amendment is still in force and we have the legal right to protect ourselves from our government...

Tim Higgins said...


You can't help but wonder though, how some of our seasoned citizens (a situation I am fast approaching) won't look at the world that the Obama Administration is trying to create and wonder which is more difficult to contemplate, continued existence as a government dependent beggar or the final freedom of going on our own terms.

That being said, who would have thought that the Edward G Robinson death scene from "Soylent Green" may be the future staring us square in the face.

Mad Jack said...

This opinion editorial is a misrepresentation in several places. Consider: It appeared that Obama said we should just let them die or suffer because they aren’t worth the effort. Imagine if Bush had said something like this? The left wouldn’t have hesitated to call him any manner of names.

It appeared that Obama said – so what did Obama really say? Warner Todd Huston (WTH) then defends President G.W. Bush as a blameless victim of the liberal press, muzzled by a bunch of rabid moonbat reporters eager to smear any number of noxious substances on our poor President. Balderdash. King George II was not the best nor the brightest President the US has ever had, nor was he the best public speaker, but he withstood the attacks that WTH alludes to on an hourly basis without a single flinch. Some of those attacks were justified beyond anything WTH has written here.

WTH raises the question that no one in their politically right mind wants to think about, for which I give him credit.

But who is it that will present the “evidence” that will “show” that further care is futile? Are we to believe that Obama expects individual doctors will make that decision in his bold new government controlled healthcare future? If he is trying to make that claim it is a flat out untruth and he knows it.

Just what The Anointed One expects is unknown, but I would expect that individual doctors will, in fact, make the final decision on patient care. Medical doctors make that decision now, and I don't think that they will be too likely to relinquish that authority to anyone. WTH is begging the question, and this is not the flat out untruth that WTH irrationally claims it is. It is fact, and WTH should know that it is fact if he doesn't already. WTH continues:

Does your homebuilder negotiate with your city hall over whether you get a building permit, or does the permit get levied no matter what? No. The homeowner, the attorney and what ever friends the homebuilder has on the zoning commission negotiate.
Strike One!

Does a cop decide if you really broke the law, or does he simply arrest you and let the courts hash it out? The cop decides. If the cop decides that there really isn't a case here, or if you turn out to be the friend of another cop, or a blue family member, you are not arrested. Depending on who you are, the cop may apologize for detaining you.
Strike Two!

Does your tax preparer negotiate with the IRS or is he supposed to just calculate your tax bill on their terms and have you pay the required amount? If your tax preparer is any good, he not only negotiates but he tries his best to cut your tax bill to the point that the I.R.S. ends up owing you money instead of the other way around.
Strike Three!

You are outta here, Warner Todd Huston. Hit the showers!

Anonymous said...

This is just one more reminder that the private sector and competitive market forces, not the federal government, are the best means to meeting our country's rapidly expanding health care needs.

I was looking for a way to try and do something positive about it, and just signed a petition with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce here to help emphasize that. We need to get involved!

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