Once in a while, the lazy and arrogant lamestream media gives us useful information, usually by accident. Today was one of those days. Let's take a look at these interesting morsels from the Associated Depressed:
"U.S. life expectancy has hit another all-time high, rising above 78 years. The estimate of 78 years and 2 months is for a baby born in 2009, and comes from a preliminary report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
About 2.4 million people died in the United States in 2009 — roughly 36,000 fewer deaths than the year before."
"Death rates declined slightly for 10 of the 15 leading causes of death, including heart disease, cancer, stroke, accidents, Alzheimer's disease, homicide and influenza and pneumonia."
Well, gee, that's odd. Didn't the 2+2=5 Democrat party spend all of 2009 telling us how terrible health care was ? Let's take a stroll down Memory Hole Lane and look at some of the propaganda that the Dims spewed:
"Well, the current health care system, the insurance companies, and those who support them are doing just that. ... Those fighting health care reform – not those debating its shape or its nuance – people who demand the status quo, they are killing 45,000 Americans a year."
---Keith Olbermann attacking talk show host Neil Boortz and anyone else who opposed Obamacareless. In this bout of mental illness, Olbermann claims to cite some study from Haw-Vard that stated 45,000 people die every year in the US because they lack health insurance. The funny thing is the study didn't come from the Pinkies Up Crowd at Haw-Vard. It came from a group called the Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a left wing group dedicated to inflicting single payer health care on the United States.
"If you get sick, America, the Republican health care plan is this: Die quickly." ---FORMER Congressman Alan Grayson (C-FL) on the floor of the House of Representatives.
The bottom line is this: The Democrat Party is full of crap. Obamacareless in nothing more than a socialist power grab.
Yes, I know, I'm not being civil, I'm a partisan hack, blah, blah, blah, I hate the poor, yadda, yadda, yadda. But am I wrong ? According to the Associated Depressed, (Which is often like the Greek Chorus in the Democrat Party's Greek Tragedies, so this isn't exactly "Right Wing propaganda".) we're living longer, healthier lives. Now call me crazy and off my meds, but if the health care situation was as bad as the Commie Chicken Littles on the left would have you believe, wouldn't we be living shorter lives ? Wouldn't the deaths from heart disease, cancer, strokes, and the flu be on the rise and not on the decline ? Granted, it took me two tries and a whole lot of bribes to pass Statistics in college, but I know a mathematical trend when I see a see a mathematical trend.
Obamacareless is NOT about improving health care, it's about redistributing it. As the Wall Street Journal's Betsy McCaughey wrote in 2009:
"The Congressional majority wants to pay for its $1 trillion to $1.6 trillion health bills with new taxes and a $500 billion cut to Medicare. This cut will come just as baby boomers turn 65 and increase Medicare enrollment by 30%. Less money and more patients will necessitate rationing. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that only 1% of Medicare cuts will come from eliminating fraud, waste and abuse.
The assault against seniors began with the stimulus package in February. Slipped into the bill was substantial funding for comparative effectiveness research, which is generally code for limiting care based on the patient’s age. Economists are familiar with the formula, where the cost of a treatment is divided by the number of years (called QALYs, or quality-adjusted life years) that the patient is likely to benefit. In Britain, the formula leads to denying treatments for older patients who have fewer years to benefit from care than younger patients."
In other words, Sarah Palin is right. The Dims want death panels that will determine who will live and who will die. (Yes, Medicare needs to be reformed, if not done away with altogether. However, it has to be done in a responsible manner that doesn't include some government bureaucrat like Donald Berwick pretending to be Josef Mengele.) If that isn't bad enough, Chairman Obama, Everyone's Least Favorite Kenyan Socialist, even openly admits that his hated health care plan is nothing more than a socialist wealth redistribution scam. Take it away, Alinskyite Prime:
"No one in America should go broke because they get sick." ---Barack Hussein Obama
Or in other words....
"From each according to his ability to each according to his need"---Karl Marx (With this addendum from the US Democrat Party: "Except for the old and sick. They can drop dead for all we care.")
God help us all.