Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s Veterans Hospital Scandal Is A Death Panel In Action
As per the norm, Rush is right:
If there is a group of people the government is really gonna look out for and really try to take care of, it’s going to be people who have worn the uniform.: Everybody has just understood this.: Which is why: all of these years of the horror stories of the VA: have been so shocking, because the questions are natural, how could they let this happen?: These people are special.: These are soldiers.: They’re special.: They got wounded in action, killed in action defending this country on missions assigned by their commander-in-chief and other commanding officers.: And yet that relationship doesn’t seem to exist.
The VA, as I say, I get calls here, we have every year for 25 years, and the horror story here or the horror story there.: And this is just the latest.: Now we learn of these deaths by attrition, secret waiting lists, and this is the real bad thing of it.: People on these lists assume that they’re being moved ahead of the line.: That’s the purpose of the secret list, that they’re going to really be taken care of.: Because the backlog is so jammed, the line for treatment at the VA is so long that they’ve come up with this secret list business, and the people on that list think that they’re essentially being moved to the top of the class, or the head of the line, in front of the line.: And they’re just being ignored.
Now, over a hundred people, if you add the Dayton Daily News story today, over a hundred people have died while on these lists.: It’s simply unconscionable.: So you have to ask, the natural assumption is that nobody wants these people to die, even if you add the death panel component, nobody wants these people to die, yet they are.: At the very least what we’re dealing with here is a total inability to deal with this.: And at worst it’s the death panel being done on purpose.
But no matter how you come down on this, I mean, some of you are not gonna want to believe the death panel aspect, even though the evidence is pretty clear. When you have government employees receiving salary bonuses for ostensibly saving money by virtue of shrinking the number of people on the list, how does that happen?: How do people end up off the list and not treated?: They pass away.: And if you’re gonna have government employees bonused on that basis, then you would be not that far out of whack to assume there might be some death panel at work here.:
The worst aspect of : a death panel is the dehumanization of the patients in the health care system, putting the value of a life in monetary terms, weighing it against a bottom line.
This is exactly what we’ve seen here. : Tell me how single payer health care would be any different.
I don’t think you can.
Duane Lester is co-founder of All American Blogger, and the primary writer. Following graduation, Duane entered the United States Navy as a journalist. He spent five years touring the world, reporting on local news and sports. Following his enlistment, Duane spent almost 10 years working with adjudicated youth in residential treatment environments. Duane discovered politics after September 11. He credits Erich "Mancow" Muller for opening his eyes to his conservative beliefs. Since then, Duane has devoured books and literature on politics, reading everything he can from Adam Smith to Larry Elder to Thomas Sowell. He refers to his style of politics as "conserva-tarian", a mixture of conservative and libertarian beliefs.