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Democrats Economic Guru, Paul Krugman, Endorses Death Panels To Lower Costs

Sarah Palin was ridiculed by the media for saying death panels were part of the Democrat agenda for health care. Are you disgusted by his remarks?


Asked by annabarred at 10:01 PM on Nov. 14, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Have you READ the Health Care package? I have read enough of it to know this: the elderly and the terminally ill will be the FIRST to be denied all but the most basic palative care. To what end? To cut expenses. What will be the result of that? Obviously, their lives will end sooner than they would have otherwise. Now, who will ACTUALLY make these decisions? The patient? No. The family? No. The doctor? No. It will be some nameless lackey without a medical degree who is looking at the bottom line and has no clue what is best for the patient and doesn't care what the patient wants.

    Call it whatever you want. Deny it, even. But that is a death panel.

    It won't happen this year or next year. It probably won't happen in the next 3-5 years. But as long as ObamaCare is in place it will eventually happen. It's the law.

    Answer by May-20 at 6:25 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • I don't know how it could have possibly been taken out of context. I watched the entire interview and he said it more than once. The context was perfectly clear.


    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:32 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Wow! He said it would have to be done! Holy cow! Who are the fear mongerers now?

    Gosh, OP I am just kind of shocked into silence on this. What is next euthanasia? We have it here in Oregon. There have been 2 high profile cases where the state refused to pay for medical treatment instead actually offering the patients state paid/provided euthanasia.


    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:31 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • So are you saying that Medicaid should pay for every procedure even if it's deemed ineffective (which was what he was saying, the first thing out of his mouth),,,,

    You hear what you want to hear and remember what you want as well....Private insurance does the SAME thing,,,you are NO SAFER if private insurance than with Medicaid...


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:02 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • If you think those kinds of decisions aren't made by insurance companies now you need to get your head out of your ass (not OP, the collective 'you').

    Democrats aren't trying to kill old people.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 9:42 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:08 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Krugman has advocated free markets in contexts where they are often viewed as controversial. He has written against rent control in favor of supply and demand, argued that " sweatshops" are preferable to unemployment, challenged minimum and living wage laws,likened the opposition against free trade and globalization to the opposition against evolution via  natural selection opposed farm subsidies and mandates, subsidies, and tax breaks for ethanol questioned Nasa's manned space flights, and written against some aspects of European labor market regulation. He once famously quipped that, "If there were an Economist???s Creed, it would surely contain the affirmations 'I understand the Principle of Comparative Advantage' and 'I advocate Free Trade'."


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:31 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • I was sickened by his remarks when I saw him on tv.
    tnmomofive, They will care when it comes to their parents or grandparents or someone close to them, but then it will be too late.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 8:46 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • But---there are NO DEATH PANELS! That was a creation of a few Conservative truth twisters in order to get votes.
    Anyone who believes that there are "death panels' Or that there will are wrong and you have been suckered. Fools. Naive gullible fools.

    Answer by kerp1960


    Answer by UpSheRises at 9:45 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • Er. . . he's a journalist, not a policy maker. . . and what he said is being taken out of context and blown out of proportion. It doesn't surprise me, though. That's how things work in this nation, and in this twisted microcosm of society.


    Answer by jsbenkert at 10:30 PM on Nov. 14, 2010