Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Paul Krugman channels Sarah Palin, admits Death Panels will be required to keep Obamacare solvent

I'm guessing that Sparky McEnron didn't realize he was being videotaped:

Eventually we do have a problem. That the population is getting older, health care costs are rising... there is this question of how we’re going to pay for the programs. The year 2025, the year 2030, something is going to have to give...

We’re going to need more revenue... Surely it will require some sort of middle class taxes as well... We won’t be able to pay for the kind of government the society will want without some increase in taxes... on the middle class, maybe a value added tax...

And we’re also going to have to make decisions about health care, doc pay for health care that has no demonstrated medical benefits.

So the snarky version... which I shouldn’t even say because it will get me in trouble is death panels and sales taxes is how we do this.

"Death panels and sales taxes is how we do this"?

Say, I wonder if the ill-named "Politifact" will formally apologize for calling Sarah Palin's reference to Obamamcare's death panels its 2009 "Lie of the Year", when it's now been verified by President Obama's favorite economist?

Or if The Chicago Tribune, which also called Palin's assertions "lies", will issue a formal retraction?

Or if Obama apologist Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post's error-prone "Fact Checker", will change his "Four Pinocchio" rating to "Fact"?

Or whether the Huffington Post, Politico, Jezebel, Forbes' Peter Ubel, the execrable New Republic and Mediaite (to name but a few) will issue written statements of regret to Palin for their incessant denials of provable fact?

Krugman's not the only Obama apparatchik to admit that death panels exist; Steven Rattner, former Obama czar, has also confirmed that Obamacare will require Death Panels to ration care as the population ages.

Death Panels are real and everyone -- including Obama's advisers -- know it.


figment said...

How old are YOU Mr. Krugman? Or do you think you will be exempt?

Anonymous said...

The full story http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/death-panels-and-sales-taxes/