Good article at American Spectator on the “death panels” that were included in the Obamacare bill, but allegedly have been removed.
We have a president who has such extreme, sickening disregard for inconvenient life that he opposed the Born Alive Infant Protection Act in Illinois, thus refusing to require hospitals to care for babies who survive an attempted abortion. And regarding the other end of life, this is the same president who told the New York Times’ David Leonhardt that because “the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health care bill out here,” therefore “I think that there is going to have to be a conversation that is guided by doctors, scientists, ethicists. And then there is going to have to be a very difficult democratic conversation that takes place. It is very difficult to imagine the country making those decisions just through the normal political channels. And that’s part of why you have to have some independent group that can give you guidance. It’s not determinative, but I think has to be able to give you some guidance.”
So this president wants a “conversation” that is “guided by” supposed experts who are apart from the “normal political channels” but that is nevertheless influenced by “a very difficult democratic conversation.” Is it any wonder that some people interpreted this “independent group” as a “death panel”???