The Northwest Report
December 29, 2010
While Americans were celebrating the Christmas holiday, the Obama administration was busy reimposing what was called the “death panels.” Apparently, they were removed from Obamacare after the public became enraged. The famous death panels are composed of a group of bureaucrats who would decide who lives and who dies; thus removing the decision-making relationship between the patient and the doctor.
Talks of the controversial death panels began when Obamacare was first thrown on the American people. Obamacare passed despite the overwhelming objection of the American public and the condemnation from the U.S. Constitution. If you believed statists, death panels were not part of Obamacare. God help you if you merely brought up the subject of death panels. You must be on drugs to believe that. Believe this: This new material authorizes the funding for end-of-life planning. It will start on January 1st.
Out with the Hippocratic Oath. In with the Obama Oath.
The Obama Oath will pay doctors to advise patients about their options for end-of-life care. This would allow our government to cut off life-sustaining treatment for the critically ill. What if a dying patient changes their mind about a previous decision to reject treatment? Not applicable.
Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) has a dirty little secret. He loves “mythical” death panels:
“While we are very happy with the result, we won’t be shouting it from the rooftops, because we aren’t out of the woods yet. This regulation could be modified or reversed, especially if Republican leaders try to use this small provision to perpetuate the ‘death panel’ myth… We would ask that you not broadcast this accomplishment out to any of your lists, even if they are ‘supporters’ – emails can too easily be forwarded… Thus far, it seems that no press or blogs have discovered [the new Medicare regulations], but we will be keeping a close watch and may be calling on you if we need a rapid, targeted response. The longer this goes unnoticed, the better our chances of keeping it.”
God Complex? Does Earl Blumenauer want “mythical” death panels?
They are determined to control our lives and deaths from cradle to grave. They are determined to control our speech, our education, our right to bear arms, and our employment. Why would Mr. Blumenauer request to “not broadcast this accomplishment” if he isn’t doing anything wrong? One must wonder how the statists will re-tool their playbook of denial.
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