Saturday, February 2, 2013

The health care shoe falls

I dedicate his to the Lefties of the workd and dumb Seniors who voted for Obama.

Some Seniors started to catch on when Obama revealed he would take $700 billion from Medicare to fund Obamacare. Sarah Palin warned that the result would be Death Panels. Some didn't.  You probably sneered at her.

Obama's health care adviser, Ezekiel Emanuel's philosophy was spelled out here:


And everyone knew what was coming:

"One of President Obama’s key proposals to reduce skyrocketing Medicare costs is a so-called Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The IPAB would consist of 15 members appointed by the president (and confirmed by the Senate), empowered to decide what medical tests and procedures Medicare would cover and how much it would pay providers.

As the Wall Street Journal notes, the IPAB’s decisions wouldn’t be subject to judicial or administrative review. They would go to Congress for an up-or-down vote, and would go into effect unless Congress adopted its own plan to reduce Medicare spending by an equivalent amount."


That spells rationing and ration means that someone gets left out. "Someone" means seniors and children.

"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."


Now the other shoe has dropped.

"The White House is willing to make bigger Medicare cuts in order to protect Medicaid, senior economic adviser Gene Sperling said Thursday.

Sperling said the White House is no longer willing to make even the Medicaid cuts it had previously supported, but acknowledged that puts more pressure on Medicare.

“We are not willing to accept even the Medicaid savings that we had once put on the table … Medicaid savings, Medicaid cuts, for this administration, are not on the table,” Sperling said at a conference organized by the advocacy group Families USA."


"But the administration has decided to accept a fight over Medicare in order to protect Medicaid, Sperling said.

“It means we’re going to have to look harder for Medicare savings, and those savings may be more difficult politically because of he choices we’ve made,” Sperling said. “If you decide you are going to protect Medicaid more, it means you’re going to have to make some tough choices in other places.”.


You might ask why. The reason is simple. Medicaid clients are, basically, Obama's base and will do what told to do. Many elderly, who paid for Social Security and Medicare by the taxes the government collected, won't. They will be punushed.

It's The Chicago Way. Don't toe the line... Don't vote right... Your garbage won't get picked up and your car gets keyed.

Congratulations, Dummies.  And ask your Mom how she feels about you supporting cuts to her health care.

"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

“It’s the presumption that Obama knows how all these industries ought to be operating better than people who have spent their lives in those industries, and a general cockiness going back to before he was president, and the fact that he has no experience whatever in managing anything. Only someone who has never had the responsibility for managing anything could believe he could manage just about everything.” - Thomas Sowell in Reason Magazine


  1. No, they didn't.

    "You might ask why. The reason is simple. Medicaid clients are, basically, Obama's base and will do what told to do. Many elderly, who paid for Social Security and Medicare by the taxes the government collected, won't. They will be punushed (sic)."

    Medicare recipients receive several times the amount of money they paid into the Medicare system. Same for SS recipients after 6.3 years.

    Face it, Jim - you and Mrs. Jim are two of the 47% welfare moochers who are part of the Republican base and will do basically whatever you're told to do.

  2. Hate to break your bubble but you don’t understand “mooching.”

    “to get or take without paying or at another's expense; sponge: He always mooches cigarettes.”

    If you go to a restaurant that has an “all you can eat” item do you mooch when you pay the required amount?

    I paid every penny that the government said I owed. Indeed, I even paid FIT on money paid for FICA and pay the FIT owed now on the social security I draw. In addition, I paid the required Medicare tax and pay again now for a product the covers only 80% of the cost of a doctor and has a deductible that can run into the thousands for hospital care. To cover that I purchase supplemental insurance that runs thousands of dollars a year.

    And, of course, that was in addition to the FIT I paid, and still do, that covered Medicaid.

    So mooch?? I don’t think so.

    What I think is that you, if you believe what you wrote, are dumber than dirt.

  3. And the Medicare recipients pay or paid taxes, too.

    When you take more than you contribute, you are part of the "47%" - the "takers", as you Tea Partiers call them. It's like going to a restaurant as part of a group, ordering (and eating) $20 out of a $100 tab, then paying only $5 because there's 20 people in your party. You're just leaving the bill for the rest of us (and your grandchildren) who will pay the same amount or more and only receive a fraction of what you get.

    See ya later ... mooch!

    1. Heh - How stupid of you.

      When someone pays what is asked of them they aren't mooching.

      So your analogy is false.

      Of course the real issue is Obama and Death Panels.

      You don't want to talk about that because they are coming true.

      See you later, Stupid Ass.

  4. It is true that politicos have pandered for votes and gave away way too much in Medicare and somewhat Social Security. This is not mooching but rather another example of our political process being broken. Obama is a good example of how you pander to get elected.