Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things."
The problem is that our Liar In Chief wouldn't know a fact if it bit him.
Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions.
Yes indeed. Since Obamie doesn't know what's in the bill himself we have to assume that what is in it pleases his advisers. As I posted here.
"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."
Yes indeed. That is one scary dude talking there. And who is he? Ezekiel Emanuel, health care advisor to Obamie.
But the White House goes on.
In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to "eliminate" private coverage, when the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.
For the record, the President has consistently said that if you like your insurance plan, your doctor, or both, you will be able to keep them. He has even proposed eight consumer protections relating specifically to the health insurance industry.
Unfortunately for the White House we have a video of him saying, in 2003 that he wants a single payer system.
Now I happen to favor that. Let's just expand Medicare and get on with life. Everybody gets the same treatment, everybody pays through a national sales tax and we keep the same delivery system.
Will it cost? Yes. But what we have now is expensive. The thing is Obamie won't tell you that. He prefers to lie.
There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Soviet Union and in Cuba they were called "Block Captains." Nixon had his infamous enemies list and now we have Obamie's Dime Droppers."
And the Main Stream Media and the idiots from Gollywood who worried 24/7 about losing their civil rights when Bush was Prez say nothing.
These people truly are a "Generation of Vipers."