I have never copied and pasted an entire article but this one needs to be told over and over again. What is wrong with this nation????? What kind of sinful man would allow this to happen to the elderly?????
Enjoy the read and WE SHALL SEE if these people are not serious about their plans and were it will lead us.
By BETSY MCCAUGHEY New York Post
July 24, patient 2009
THE health bills coming out of Congress would put the decisions about your care in the hands of presidential appointees. They’d decide what plans cover, how much leeway your doctor will have and what seniors get under Medicare.
Yet at least two of President Obama’s top health advisers should never be trusted with that power.
Start with Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. He has already been appointed to two key positions: health-policy adviser at the Office of Management and Budget and a member of Federal Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research.
Emanuel bluntly admits that the cuts will not be pain-free. “Vague promises of savings from cutting waste, enhancing prevention and wellness, installing electronic medical records and improving quality are merely ‘lipstick’ cost control, more for show and public relations than for true change,” he wrote last year (Health Affairs Feb. 27, 2008).
Savings, he writes, will require changing how doctors think about their patients: Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath too seriously, “as an imperative to do everything for the patient regardless of the cost or effects on others” (Journal of the American Medical Association, June 18, 2008).
Yes, that’s what patients want their doctors to do. But Emanuel wants doctors to look beyond the needs of their patients and consider social justice, such as whether the money could be better spent on somebody else. Many doctors are horrified by this notion; they’ll tell you that a doctor’s job is to achieve social justice one patient at a time.
Emanuel, however, believes that “communitarianism” should guide decisions on who gets care. He says medical care should be reserved for the non-disabled, not given to those “who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens . . . An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia” (Hastings Center Report, Nov.-Dec. ’96).
Translation: Don’t give much care to a grandmother with Parkinson’s or a child with cerebral palsy.
He explicitly defends discrimination against older patients: “Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination; every person lives through different life stages rather than being a single age. Even if 25-year-olds receive priority over 65-year-olds, everyone who is 65 years now was previously 25 years” (Lancet, Jan. 31).
The bills being rushed through Congress will be paid for largely by a $500 billion-plus cut in Medicare over 10 years. Knowing how unpopular the cuts will be, the president’s budget director, Peter Orszag, urged Congress this week to delegate its own authority over Medicare to a new, presidentially-appointed bureaucracy that wouldn’t be accountable to the public.
Since Medicare was founded in 1965, seniors’ lives have been transformed by new medical treatments such as angioplasty, bypass surgery and hip and knee replacements. These innovations allow the elderly to lead active lives. But Emanuel criticizes Americans for being too “enamored with technology” and is determined to reduce access to it.
Dr. David Blumenthal, another key Obama adviser, agrees. He recommends slowing medical innovation to control health spending.
Blumenthal has long advocated government health-spending controls, though he concedes they’re “associated with longer waits” and “reduced availability of new and expensive treatments and devices” (New England Journal of Medicine, March 8, 2001). But he calls it “debatable” whether the timely care Americans get is worth the cost. (Ask a cancer patient, and you’ll get a different answer. Delay lowers your chances of survival.)
Obama appointed Blumenthal as national coordinator of health-information technology, a job that involves making sure doctors obey electronically deivered guidelines about what care the government deems appropriate and cost effective.
In the April 9 New England Journal of Medicine, Blumenthal predicted that many doctors would resist “embedded clinical decision support” — a euphemism for computers telling doctors what to do.
Americans need to know what the president’s health advisers have in mind for them. Emanuel sees even basic amenities as luxuries and says Americans expect too much: “Hospital rooms in the United States offer more privacy . . . physicians’ offices are typically more conveniently located and have parking nearby and more attractive waiting rooms” (JAMA, June 18, 2008).
No one has leveled with the public about these dangerous views. Nor have most people heard about the arm-twisting, Chicago-style tactics being used to force support. In a Nov. 16, 2008, Health Care Watch column, Emanuel explained how business should be done: “Every favor to a constituency should be linked to support for the health-care reform agenda. If the automakers want a bailout, then they and their suppliers have to agree to support and lobby for the administration’s health-reform effort.”
Do we want a “reform” that empowers people like this to decide for us?
Betsy McCaughey is founder of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths and a former New York lieutenant governor.
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I have been wondering for years why we have a crisis in the culture, cialis government and finance and none of what is happening seems to affect the citizens to the point of correcting anything. But now with each pasting day, ailment
month, we are coming closer and closer to punishment for our misdeeds and sins. There can be no doubt that “We the people” are poised to witness the crisis up front and close and there will be punishment.
We have a financial crisis that has been developing now since 1913 with the inception of the “Federal Reserve System” but the ignorance of the people in knowing very little about “The Fed” and how it controls the people, with the government in cahoots remains a mystery as to why the people can’t learn the truth of the matter. Good times have insulated the people from the crisis but the pain of crisis is about to explode on to the scene. This crisis has multi fascists of which none of them have truly punished its citizens—YET.
Let me just stay with the financial part of what I believe will be just one of God’s instrument to kick things off. The risks embedded in swaps, derivatives and financial packaging is enough to destroy the economy but adding to that, the Bonds and Mortgages having the last ounce of equity sucked out of them and the various insurance schemes that put there actuary’s completely out of balance, has placed the whole system in peril and on the edge of collapse.
“The derivative process, ‘as Mayer’s tell us in his book The FED’, permitting participants to bet on the “direction” of marketing prices rather than on the absolute numbers, enables participants in the business of borrowing and lending to arrange their affairs so that the action of the central bank do not greatly affect them.”
Now is that true????? If it is, let us go back to the Gramm, Leach, Bliley Act of 1999 “according to Mayer’s” places and/or gave the FED the power and position of being the “Umbrella Supervisor” of financial holding companies that will own the nation’s largest banks, it security houses, its insurance companies and much else. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Comptroller of the Currency, State Banking departments, State Insurance Commissioners all will have their own functionally but the FED will have responsibility for the entity that owns these subsidiaries.
With this arrangement since 1999 we had a spell of greed and spending unsurpassed in history, bought on by Greenspan’s loose financial policies, along with him and the FED thinking they had everything under control, all the while, and in reality, they have nothing under control. The market place turned Global right before the FED eyes and without them realizing their problem. They then turn the greed and mismanagement into a disaster by convincing themselves and the leaders of the government to borrow trillions of dollars on top of the damage that was done.
Now, all this could, I supposed, be blamed on good intentions gone bad but I don’t think so. And the quicker people start to understand the truth of the situation the better off all of us will be. It is EVIL and EVIL PEOPLE that, have taken over in and at all levels of leadership within the country, including the highest government office of the land.
“What kind of Christianity did Wright teach Obama that this man can believe that a politician can be a Christian by tolerating hatred and making abortion part of his political platform? Barrack Obama has a hidden agenda. He is closer to the Nazis than to our founding fathers.”
WE SHALL SEE and shortly how evil Socialism, Progress-ism, and Marxism can be and who is in charge. God have mercy on us.
It is a sin for the citizens to have a king over then who has the same power and/or authority over them as does the God of the Bible. Both the citizen and the governing power must understand their relationship to one another. The citizen, website like this
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he is under the authority of the law of the land but fully understands because he is created in the image of God, his conscience is captive to the Bible and God’s commandments. The governing body must also understand they have received their power from God and only has authority over His creatures as He gives them.
There is nothing that our current government does not want to control. So we have deception of purpose being the primary focus hiding their goal. And when the government presents their policy and direction with a proposed piece of legislation we find them lying and/or saying things that leads us to believe they are being deceptive. Why is it I can say that with any confidence? Because one can draw that conclusion if one only reads what they are saying? Too state the issue simply one is heard to say YES, and the other is saying NO, both cannot be true.
Pastor Samuel Langdon in his sermon “The Republic of the Israelites an example to the American Stated”, Deuteronomy Chapter 4 verses 5-8, June 5th. 1788. Printed in the book “Political Sermons of the founding Era” edited by Ellis Sandoz Page 945
Pastor Langdon says;
“It was their (Israel) crime to demand such a king as was like the kings of other nations, IE: a king with the same absolute power; to command all according to his own pleasure.”
Has not President Obama elevated himself and government well above the “Constitution” and his duty to God? Have we not allowed government to super-cede God, allowing government to throw God out of the land? Have we not allowed government to make laws contrary to God’s law? Have we not allowed education to make void God’s Biblical teaching?
What did Moses tell the Israelites? Behold the Lord has taught you “Statutes and Judgments”. You (We the People) are to go in to posses the land. You are to keep the Lords “Judgments and Statutes” for that is your wisdom and your understanding. If kept, they will say; “surly this great nation is a wise and understanding people”. We the people call upon the Lord for He is nigh and because of the Lord’s “Statutes and Judgments” we will be a great nation with righteousness.
The Godless Heathen who profess to be the elite of the Progressive/ Socialist/ Marxist movement do not/ will not believe God and what He has said in Deuteronomy 4: 5-8. The Heathen will continue to forge ever more laws in their attempt to gain and/or keep control of what they think is their right to power over the situation. All the while “We the People” must submit to and continue to lose our liberty. Every one of Obama’s governmental schemes, in order to gain power, must take the citizens liberty away from them.
We Shall See and shortly if what I have just said is not true. President Obama is well outside of God’s law and is a Sinner leading us down a path that will eventually lead to destruction. The most urgent problem is not recognizing the path we are on, for we know we are on a path of destruction but how do we break free is the feel concern and when will we make the break, if at all, from the path of destruction. God have mercy on us, for some see the magnitude of the problem.
I close with a cryptic, frail attempt to show you the danger we are in.
As Pastor Langdon was drawing application and coming to a close when he said this;
“Fix your eyes upon men of good understanding, and known honesty; men of knowledge, improved by experience; men who fear God, and hate covetousness; who love truth and righteousness, and sincerely wish the public welfare. Beware of such as are cunning rather than wise; who prefer their own interest to everything; whose judgment is partial, or fickle; and whom you would not willingly trust with your own private interests.”—
“ If the legislative body are corrupt, you will soon have bad men for counselors, corrupt judges, unqualified justices, and officers in every department who will dishonor their stations, the consequence of which will be murmurs and complaints from every quarter.”
IN EVALUATING PRESIDENT OBAMA, USING PASTOR’S LANGDON’S CRITERA, HOW DO YOU THINK HE WOULD FAIR? WORSE— HOW DO YOU THINK WE FAIRED???????
We have “Bigness” and a fashionable idea of “Generalness of Thought”; both within the country at the same time, infertility
a dangerous combination of elements occurring.
Government has turned itself into giant monster devouring its citizens. It will not address issues and prefers to feed its citizens concepts of political correctness guiding them down the paths to Progressive, thumb Socialism, and Marxism. I find it scary that the Health bill being proposed by President Obama has so many statements of evilness in it yet Obama and his administration is pushing for passage of this evil bill. The Generalness of the idea that this bill will be good for the people is over riding the specifics of the danger and evilness of it. It indeed would stand to reason that if the so stated evilness within the bill is true then the people supporting the bill are “EVIL”. But this has not surfaced and the question is “Why” not. We are coming ever closer to when we will be forced to say those people are EVIL and that is sure to include President Obama. What are we to do when the realization of this fact becomes clear and cannot be questioned. The German people reach that conclusion about “Hitler” but unfortunately it was to late and their country was destroyed.
We have in conjunction with the elite’s “Generalness of Thought” and not specifics of issue; we have them arguing within a “Climate of Opinions” rather then single issues and facts.
“The major broadcast networks, with a governmentally enforced monopoly of mass communication provided by the FCC, have control over what news and views reach the public.”
This quote was taken from the book written by George Charles Roche III “The Bewildered Society” page 209 The unusualness of the quote is that the book was published back in 1972.
On top of what Mr. Roche tells us, we have allowed government to grow into this monster of bigness, which is overwhelming it’s citizens. The bigness of government is only matched by the desire of big business to become an ally too and with government in control of the people. The older entrepreneurial giants of times past have gone from so-called “Robber Barons” of greed to the New-Style businessman of today’s “Bigness” and I find no differents in their manipulation of the citizens, nor their greed. As a matter of fact it is a condition far worse, for now we have Big Business feeding on the citizens and being empowered through special interest group forcing legislation to be enacted by Big Government, both in their quest for control of “We the people”.
WE SHALL SEE and shortly what is to happen