Sarah Palin: No Problem with Death Panels, Not Even A Smidgen!

Sarah and a vet
Let’s take a stroll down “death panel” memory lane. Here are just a few excerpts for you to draw your own conclusions.

My Facebook Post on August 7, 2009:

“And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.”

Politifact declared my statement “Lie of the Year.” August 10, 2009, is their first claim:

“We agree with Palin that such a system would be evil. But it’s definitely not what President Barack Obama or any other Democrat has proposed.”

Hot Air yesterday, May 15, 2014:

“VA Secretary Eric Shinseki declared himself ‘mad as hell’ over the allegations of wait-list fraud in Phoenix, where 40 veterans passed away before accessing medical assistance while the office falsified records.”

Daily Caller yesterday, May 15, 2014:

“When individuals receive care through the VA, it becomes the only payer and hence, the only decision-maker. The VA decides who gets care, when, and how much. Moreover, as the single payer, the VA bears the risk of loss: If tax dollars aren’t enough to pay for the care demanded, there’s only one result —rationing of care.”

Again, remember what the influential (to other sheep in their leftist herd anyway) Politifact wrote about this “Lie of the Year”:

“We agree with Palin that such a system would be evil. But it’s definitely not what President Barack Obama or any other Democrat has proposed.”

Las Vegas Sun on August 10, 2013:

“[Senator Harry] Reid said he thinks the country has to ‘work our way past’ insurance-based health care during a Friday night appearance on Vegas PBS’ program Nevada Week in Review. ‘What we’ve done with Obamacare is have a step in the right direction, but we’re far from having something that’s going to work forever,’ Reid said. When then asked by panelist Steve Sebelius whether he meant ultimately the country would have to have a health care system that abandoned insurance as the means of accessing it [by moving to a single-payer system instead], Reid said: ‘Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.’”

And Barack Obama himself warned he wanted single-payer! June 30, 2003: “I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer health care plan.”

Obama repeatedly warned America: So, media, your average Joe Six Pack American (i.e. me) caught those warnings, and YOU didn’t? Riiight.

I love this American Awakening when finally more voters can’t say they weren’t warned. Stamped with the media’s “Lie of the Year”, I had the sticky label on my back for years used as convenient “proof” that commonsense conservatives just don’t know what we’re talking about. Denouncing from the Orwellian Left and a squishy Right ensued. But the truth stares us in the face and pocketbook, especially as we see the unworkable Obamacare.

What happens next is the Left will subtly suggest moving America toward a single-payer system, which was their intention all along. Watch for this gradual, but driving, descent into statism.

So, are you still relying on Obamacare to help and not hurt you? On the Democrat’s watch, health care in the hands of unaccountable bureaucrats proves Reagan’s adage that government is not the solution; government is the problem.

And speaking of the VA scandal, we’ve seen how Obama merely gives lip service to his bureaucrats “investigating” his bureaucracy, so don’t be surprised if he finds nothing wrong in the government’s VA health system – “NOT EVEN A SMIDGEN”!

– Sarah Palin

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4 responses to “Sarah Palin: No Problem with Death Panels, Not Even A Smidgen!

  1. AWC

    Reblogged this on Angrywoodchuck's Blog and commented:
    My jury is out on Sarah Palin, but I can at least agree with someone on solid intelligent reasoning and logic, which this post from Sarah Palin clearly is. Most of us, including me, have blogged about death panels back in the early days of O-Care. The Left and Liberals said there is no such thing. WRONG. Typical.

    Who made the choice in your family to buy a Honda instead of a Mercedes? A Death Panel. Who made the choice to buy the store brand spaghetti sauce and not the more expensive Ragu? A Death Panel. All that a “death panel” really is, is a choice made based on cost. It means that something expensive was turned down and no purchase was made at all, or a cheaper alternative was purchased instead.

    Healthcare is no different than car and spaghetti sauce sales. Healthcare is a service, and someone has to pay for it. You…have limited money. You…must decide what to buy. You…must choose NOT buy things you want to buy – but can’t. YOU…are your own Death Panel.

    When the Government runs healthcare, the GOVERNMENT will choose what they will buy FOR you, or not buy, when it comes to your health. Now, were these choices made under private insurance plans? Yes! But under private plans you could pay for more or less coverage, you could switch plans if you did not like the one you had, you could choose NOT to have insurance if you were young and healthy, you could sue the plan if they failed to meet their contractual obligations, for example, getting you taken care of timely.

    But now the Government IS your insurance plan. The Government IS your Death Panel. They will offer you one level of service…bad. They will offer you one price…expensive. And if you die waiting for a treatment, you can’t sue them – just ask a Vet (at least any of the ones that haven’t died yet waiting for the Government Death Panel to approve their procedure).

    Oh, and the guy at the VA who just resigned….ha…he was slated to retire this year anyway. Out of all the scandals in Washington, the only thing we get is an old guy “resigning” six months before he was going to retire anyway…and don’t you worry….he won’t lose any of his pension or healthcare benefits.

    • Isabel Matos

      Thank you. So glad you agree with her. I don’t know where you got that she has been illogical but I appreciate your intellectual honesty in giving her credit where credit is due. She was the first politician who used the term death panels. I wasn’t even on-line yet and heard about her remark on mainstream television. That’s not nothing. Neither was her prediction about Russia invading Ukraine. She has been right on so many other issues, not just those. I’ve been following her comments on Facebook for three years now.

      About the last point of the veteran who you dismiss as being slated to retire anyway. Thank God he wrote what he did. It has brought much needed attention to the problem of VA care which is what government run health care like would be like. The problem is widespread with our veterans who deserve better. His anger was justified as he represents many who have been the object of egregious and gratuitous disrespect from the Obama administration. It takes one voice to make a difference. He has. So has Sarah with her one comment in 2009.

      You are right about the waiting line. You can look at the post by the Vietnam Veteran, Carl Irwin, who knows first hand as well what it is like to be a discarded Vet. His post is short but sweet and to the point. Don’t kill a veteran at war. They can win. Just send him to the VA for health care.

      Thank you for coming by and commenting. It is at least an agreeable disagreement on some opinions but not where the Death Panels are concerned. Your points are well taken. In the end government has no heart or soul. It cannot be trusted.

      Come back soon again or browse through our many posts and articles especially those on Sarah so you can join so many who are starting to see things from a different point of view.

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