November 8, 2013
The Keynesian economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said back in February that in order for the collectivist welfare state to run smoothly higher taxes and death panels will be mandatory.Krugamn makes his death panel comment around 2 minutes and 20 seconds into the video.
Krugman made his comment at a time when the existence of death panels were steadfastly denied by Democrats and before Obamacare was brought to its knees by the pathological ineffectiveness of the state.
Sarah Palin and others were duly roasted for even suggesting that a communist-style system – where some individuals are sacrificed for the greater good of the collective – would comprise the essence of Obamacare.
In 2010, Media Matters for America, the propaganda mill devised by Democrat political operative and journalist David Brock with help from the establishment’s Center for American Progress (funded by the globalist George Soros), trashed a Washington Examiner column for daring to compare Obamacare to Sovietcare:
“The government will use the ‘science’ of comparative effectiveness research to achieve cost savings the only way government can: denial of care. The Soviet medical system kept down the heart disease caseload by placing cardiac care units on the fifth floor, walk up. Death panels, anyone?”
Democrats know Obamacare hinges on the existence of death panels. That’s the only way rationing will work, as it does in nature – weed out the weak and vulnerable.
On the other hand, it remains to be seen if Obamacare will in fact get off the ground. As it now stands, it appears the program will arrive stillborn due largely to the inability of government to deliver. It can’t even get it together to build a website for enrollees.