December 24, 2009
Congressional Budget Office To Reid: Bill Would Reduce Access To Care (Death Panels and Rationing) — And that’s the part of the bill the Democrats want to prevent from being repealed.
Glenn Reynolds, from Pajamas Media, had this to say: “It’s not a scary “Death Panel” that determines who’s denied medical treatment and dies. It’s a friendly “Life Panel” that determines who gets treatment and lives! Mostly friends of the regime, I’d guess, based on recent history.”
Rationing with a happy face.
Interesting how the nonexistent or “Lie of the Year” death panels are popping up all over the place, even the non-nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. And now we know the purpose of the Director of the CBO’s visit to the white house, hide the death panels.
Sarah Palin’s Response To Harry Reid:
Democrats are protecting this rationing “death panel” from future change with a procedural hurdle. You have to ask why they’re so concerned about protecting this particular provision. Could it be because bureaucratic rationing is one important way Democrats want to “bend the cost curve” and keep health care spending down?
The Congressional Budget Office seems to think that such rationing has something to do with cost. In a letter to Harry Reid last week, CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf noted that the bill’s calculations call for a reduction in Medicare’s spending rate by about 2 percent in the next two decades, but then he writes the kicker: “It is unclear whether such a reduction in the growth rate could be achieved, and if so, whether it would be accomplished through greater efficiencies in the delivery of health care or would reduce access to care or diminish the quality of care.” “A provision that would increase Medicare’s payment rates for physicians’ services by 0.5 percent for 2010 was eliminated. Instead, the 21% reduction in those payment rates that is scheduled to occur in 2010 under current law would take effect”
Though Nancy Pelosi and friends have tried to call “death panels” the “lie of the year,” this type of rationing – what the CBO calls “reduc[ed] access to care” and “diminish[ed] quality of care” – is precisely what I meant when I used that metaphor.
December 24, 2009
Numb nuts Obama keep beating a dead horse, the one he killed. Predictions are the health care rationing will put an additional 2.5 million out of work.
Tax cheat Gietner can do no wrong, he is the smartest man in the world, the only man in the world that can fix the economy.
Do you get the impression someone is lying.
December 23, 2009
The average family of four, making slightly over the average salary for federal workers, $88k a year will find their rationed healthcare increased by about $15000 a year. Unless of course you work for the government, their healthcare is mostly free.
Look for the REPARATIONS in the healthcare bills.
December 23, 2009
On the front page of today’s new CRU minimalist website, two things stand out: First there is not much there, also Dr Jones’ picture has gone missing, second there is a chart shown below of ‘some temperature reconstruction’. Note the warming of the late 20th century is missing and the new chartmanship(misleading graphics) shows a warming starting long before the late 20th century industrialization, it starts at about the end of the Little Ice Age(Maunder Minimum). The planet has been warming slightly since the end of the ‘Little Ie Age’ as you would expect. The other funny thing, is 1934 is acknowledged by NOAA as the warmest year on record, and it seems to not be on their ‘improved CRU chart’.
And look closely at the temperature scale on the left, it’s in tenths of degrees, another deceptive practice, destroyed by the second graph. From top to bottom the temperature rise in the first chart as shown on the graphic, over the entire 20th century totals only about one degree Celsius.
The silly horizontal line through the graph is just chartmanship, it is meaningless, but trys to mislead you into believing something happened in 1980. It did not. Instead of the slimmed down graph, the missing perspective that is needed comes from the AR1 report which included this chart:
Amusingly silly. The new CRU graph is just the cut off tail of the second graph, with a few amusing lies sprinkled in.
At least we are getting somewhere, there is no global warming caused by man, as shown by the two graphs, still a ways to go with CRU as they are holding to the now falsified picture of late 20th century temperature rise.
Careful when playing around fraudsters using chartmanship.
Here is the related MET office site for more:
December 22, 2009
NH bureaucracy tries to post ‘victims in this building’ try by NH Democrats. Gun free zones are bad ideas, where ever they are found.