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 Post subject: Krugman is a loon -episode 513
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:03 am 
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http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/krug ... /id/377008

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Krugman made his comments on ABC's “This Week with Christiane Amanpour” during a roundtable discussion about the economy and the recent findings of the U.S. Debt Reduction Commission.

Here's the key excerpt:

"Some years down the pike, we're going to get the real solution, which is going to be a combination of death panels and national sales taxes. It's going to be that we're actually going to take Medicare under control, and we're going to have to get some additional revenue, probably from a VAT. But it's not going to happen now."

What he doesn't say is that he has written at least half a dozen columns repeatedly referring to death panels the last year in an ongoing effort to malign Palin and other conservatives.


Ignoring the hypocrisy for a moment, something like this, if enacted, could very well destroy the democratic party.


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 Post subject: Re: Krugman is a loon -episode 513
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:15 pm 
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We used to have death panels before Nixon allowed people going in to renal failure the ability to get dialysis and transplants on medicare's dime.

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In 1972, after a month of deliberation, Congress launched the nation's most ambitious experiment in universal health care: a change to the Social Security Act that granted comprehensive coverage under Medicare to virtually anyone diagnosed with kidney failure, regardless of age or income.

It was a supremely hopeful moment. Although the technology to keep kidney patients alive through dialysis had arrived, it was still unattainable for all but a lucky few. At one hospital, a death panel -- or "God committee" in the parlance of the time -- was deciding who got it and who didn't. The new program would help about 11,000 Americans, just for starters. For a modest initial price tag of $135 million, it would cover not only their dialysis and transplants, but all of their medical needs. Some consider it the closest that the United States has come to socialized medicine.

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