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Democrat on Health Care: "We're Going to Let You Die"

"We're going to let you die."

As incredible as it may sound, those are the words of Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton, in a speech given two years ago whose premise was "what a Democrat presidential candidate would say if he wasn't worried about getting elected".

You don't say.

His remarks were caught on audio, (much to the chagrin of those pushing Obamacare right now), and you can listen to them by clicking the "video" below.  A transcript of his comments is posted below as well, (via WSJ).

It's interesting how, as you listen to his comments, you can see how much of what he says looks an awful lot like some of the elements of (and logical consequences of) current Democrat health care proposals.

Enjoy... and pass it on!

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New Coalition Poll: Your Main Concerns About Obamacare?

Cast your vote in our latest poll...then add your comments.

What are your main concerns about recently proposed health care reforms?

Your options:

  • The costs
  • Potential rationing of health care
  • Public funding of abortion
  • Loss of personal liberty
  • The government run "public option" in general
  • All of the above
  • Other

 Click here to cast you vote and comment.

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TAKE ACTION: contact your members of Congress and let them know how you feel.

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Video: Kids Singing for Obamacare on CNN

This whole using kids as props / tools for Obama (and Obamacare) is really getting out of hand...  (By the way, I'm sure CNN "fact-checked" these kids song, just like they did the SNL skit that lampooned Obama).

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Video: Obama's Own Words About the Demise of Private Insurance

Just in case you've forgotten what Obama himself has had to say about the "public option" and private insurance.  And remember, this is the same guy who wants us to believe him when he tells us that, under his plan, "if you like your insurance, you can keep it".

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to say "NO" to Obamacare.  Click here and contact your members of Congress now.

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Will you be able to keep your doctor under Obamacare?

Over and over, as he's worked to promote his idea of healthcare "reform", Obama has stated that, "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor", and various other versions of the same statement.  The point being to give people the idea that, if they like what they currently have, his reforms won't impact them.

The only trouble is it's not true, for a whole host of reasons, (not the least of which is the details of the bill, or just plain old market dynamics...).

To clear up this issue, there's a neat flowchart out now which gives you a better idea of the reality of the situation.

Click the image below to download it in a pdf format.  Then pass it on...

 

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The vindication of Joe Wilson?

Well, well, well...

It looks like some apologies might be due in Joe Wilson's direction if certain Democrats have their way.

Why is that?  Because after months of denying there would be a move to add illegal aliens to any government subsidized health care, the mask came off this week as Democrats moved to specifically include illegal aliens in the pending health care bills.

A large group of House Democrats are working to amend the House healthcare bill to specifically include subsidized coverage for illegal aliens.  And the radical group LaRaza is calling on its members to contact Senators and "flood their voicemail" telling them to do the same - and drop any mandatory citizenship verification for coverage.

And they're in a hurry too.

They just rejected a Republican proposal to have at least three days to review a final bill - and they stopped a proposal to actually have the bill written out in legislative language BEFORE it gets voted on.

What they want is clear.  They want to ramrod an end-product that will be full-blown, government run "Obamacare" - which will include illegal aliens.

During August conservatives brought tremendous pressure on Congress.  And support for government run healthcare is at an all time low.

Quick Links: 9-29-09

A few interesting items...

US not acting like leader of the "free" world anymore

The Washington Times uses the example of speeches at the UN General Assembly last week to point out that Israel is looking more and more like the leader of the "free" world, while what it calles the "previous leader" (the US) has resigned it's role and decided to act more like a "global community organizer".  From the article:

...This was made plain by President Obama in his speech, titled "Responsibility for Our Common Future," in which he heralded "a new chapter of international cooperation." By contrast, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a blunt and forceful call to action in the central challenge facing free people today. This is the struggle of "civilization against barbarism" being fought by "those who sanctify life against those who glorify death." ...

It would be nice to hear our own President use that kind of language.

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New Jersey school upset of video of kids singing Obama's praises

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Universal Health Care

I've devoted the last several weeks to Bible study, prayer and meditation about health care reform, and I've come to the conclusion that the only Christian option is to support universal health care by a single-payer system.  I know I'm probably going to get some angry responses, but please bear with me here.

As Christians, we should take care of everyone who needs care - no matter what their lifestyle is (even if they are couch potatoes - we still need to love them), no matter what their immigration status is.  As Christians (not as Americans), why would we not care for everyone?  As Christians - why would we care about how much money it costs?

As an American - I was looking at the financial statements for some health insurance companies.  Half of their expenses are health care costs to doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, etc.  The other half is administrative and profits.  If we got rid of health insurance completely, our health care costs could be cut by at least a third (considering that some costs are now paid by government).  We don't get rid of them because many of us invest in them because they make a nice profit for us.  That's not Christian - that's capitalism.

What if doctors were just federal employees paid salaries - not on a per diem?  Then they could spend as much time as necessary to take care of each patient, and do what each patient needs, instead of being held hostage by health insurance companies?

The Baucus Plan Offers More of the Same in a New Wrapper

Democrat Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus released his committee's version of health care "reform" a few days ago, but in the end it pleases pretty much no one.

Liberals don't care for it because it doesn't openly ram a government-run system through, in the light of day.   I suppose they don't like the idea of having to try and hide what they're really up to?

As for conservatives, the reasons to oppose it are a good bit more obvious...

The WSJ does a good job of summing it up:

To sum up, the Baucus-Obama plan would increase the cost of insurance and then force people to buy it, requiring subsidies. Those subsidies would be paid for by taxes that make health care and thus insurance even more expensive, requiring even more subsidies and still higher taxes. It's a recipe to ruin health care and bankrupt the country, and that's even before liberal Democrats see Mr. Baucus and raise him, and then attempt to ram it all through the Senate.

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Obamacare Roundup

The latest on Obamacare...

The Associated Press took a look at some of the "math" Obama used in his speech relating to the deficit (and Obamacare's impact) and decided it was "iffy" at best.  And again, this is the "Associated Press" we're talking about... not exactly a bulwark of objectivity.

The Wall Street Journal looks at the implications of Obamacare on labor unions... as in it will amount to one great big early Christmas present with all sorts of goodies, (like forced unionization of some health care workers for example).  Just another example of the type of garbage one can usually expect to be buried in any bill that has "comprehensive" in the title.

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