So the esteemed Paul Krugman, ad nauseam defined as the “Nobel winning economist” lest we forget for one moment his proclaimed bona fides, just as our Dear Leader, had these fine remarks. A view from his elevated stance, on us poor wretched beings, whose lives may need to be shortened so that the Progressives can complete their agenda. But this is not the first time he said it, but it was buried before. Now they are actually coming out and calling it exactly as Sarah Palin described it. The desensitization continues. Here we go with the latest:
Paul Krugman spoke at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C. last week. During the Q&A session following the lecture, an audience member asked him about the rising national debt. in a moment of brutal honesty, the esteemed Princeton professor revealed his long term prognosis. According to the professor,
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 H/T:. breibart
Earlier, April, 2011 NY Times Paul Krugman cheers inclusion of death panels in Obama’s Budget Plan
The main thing, though, is the strengthened role of and target for the Independent Payment Advisory Board. This can sound like hocus-pocus — but it’s not. You have people who actually know about health care and health costs setting priorities for spending, within a budget; in effect, you have an institutional setup which forces Medicare to find ways to say no.
Recall our earlier post: Kidney Patients being told to accept death and forgo dialysis
”It was meant to keep young and middle-aged people alive and productive. Instead, many of the patients who take advantage of the law are old and have other medical problems”. Take advantage?
RedState, April, 2011:
I noticed that he took full ownership of death panels yesterday. Naturally, Obama did not call them death panels. He called them “an independent commission of doctors, nurses, medical experts and consumers.” But his description hits dead on with what his death panels will do.
According to Barack Obama yesterday, the death panels “will look at all the evidence and recommend the best ways to reduce unnecessary spending while protecting access to the services seniors need.”
Earlier, Reich portends the future Reich reveals the schocking truth about Obamacare:
This is a recording of Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, speaking at the University of California, Berkley on September 26th, 2007. He explains what national healthcare (like Obamacare) will mean for the country. Note the laughter of the students.