His name is Ezekiel Emanuel and he is health policy advisor to President Obama and in the best tradition of Chicago nepotism he is the brother of Rahm Emanuel who is the Chosen One's Chief of Staff.
And he has made some interesting comments in the past.
This civic republican or deliberative democratic conception of the good provides both procedural and substantive insights for developing a just alloca- tion of health care resources. Procedurally, it suggests the need for public forums to deliberate about which health services should be considered basic and should be socially guaranteed.
That is a fancy way of saying the government should decide what care should be allowed. That's a fancy way of saying "rationed." And "rationed" is a ten dollar word meaning someone decides who gets what. And "socially guaranteed" is a fancy way of saying it will be paid for by the government. And there is more:
Substantively, it suggests services that promote the continuation of the polity-those that ensure healthy future genera- tions, ensure development of practical reasoning skills, and ensure full and active participation by citizens in public deliberations-are to be socially guaranteed as basic.
That means that if you have passed the test, you will be cared for. Perhaps we should, as Hitler's Germany did, encourage only our best and brightest young women get pregnant by only our best and brightest young men. The test will be in three parts. Intelligence, Physical and Political Correctness.
And what will happen to the rejects?
Conversely, services provided to individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens are not basic and should not be guaranteed.
How do you spell "Into the oven!" in German??
An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia. A less obvious example Is is guaranteeing neuropsychological services to ensure children with learning disabilities can read and learn to reason.
Here Emanuel gets a double dipper.
First he nails us seasoned citizens with "dementia."
Let me explain something to you. Dementia is caused largely by hardening of the blood vessels in the brain, causing the brain cells to not be fully nourished. No one knows why but it is the cause of you remembering what your date for the Senior Prom wore but not where you left your glassess.....
Dementia comes and goes. Even as it advances the elderly person has days when they are close to 100%, can recognize their family and know such complex things as Obamie lied to get elected. And yes, sometimes they need help.
So who will have Grandmother put down? Just slip her a knock out drop so she can't stare at you with accusing eyes when she knows what the needle is filled with and you can run off thinking that it was all for the best. Money has been saved.
But civilization has been harmed. Greatly harmed.
And your turn is only a few short years away. Made your Will?
And hide the children who will never have anything to offer you but love and need. After all, we must all contibute and the best they have done by age 9 is learn to dress themselves and tie their shoes. They'll take a smaller pill than Granny and a smaller amount of liquid death so they will save money even before they are dead.
Such a deal, eh??
You Lefties elected him. Aren't you proud to have enabled this?