Obama to America: Suckers!!!

Now that the Generational Theft Act has been passed, Obama is finally coming out with the truth.  This will not solve the problem of the credit bubble, and it’s not going to provide any immediate relief.  It was never about that.  It was about destroying liberty and centralizing power in Washington.  We are becoming what our Fathers warned us about.

Hope and Change!

H/T/ Roger Kimball

You think they’ll throw Dianne Feinstein in jail for this? Nahhhhh…..

Remember when the Dems popped a hernia when the non-secret of Valerie Plame’s employer was non-released?  And how they cried for blood until some poor schmuck who made the mistake of trying to serve his country ended up in the hoosegow — not for releasing any data but for not remembering everything he said years ago?  Remember how the edifice of our security system was in a crisis?

Now read this.

Think the howling Dems will cry for her blood?  Think they actually give a crap about national security? Nah.  Me neither.  Hypocrites.  Hope and Change!

Obama caught lying to support Generational Theft Act

From ABC:

President Obama today repeated the claim we asked about yesterday at the press briefing that Jim Owens, the CEO of Caterpillar, Inc., “said that if Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off.”

Caterpillar announced 22,000 layoffs last month.

But after the president left the event, Owens said the exact opposite.

Asked if the stimulus package would be able to stop the 22,000 layoffs or not, Owens said, “I think realistically no. The truth is we’re going to have more layoffs before we start hiring again”

Not quite as bad as Pelosi claiming that 500 million Americans are losing their jobs per month, or Shumer’s claim that nobody cares about pork, but the bottom line is that the lies keep on coming. First they lie about the crisis. Then they lie about the bill. Then they hide what’s in the bill. Then they lie about what the bill will do.

Hope and Change.

H/T Stop The ACLU

Everybody Panic!

Obama is fearmongering in order to get passage of his Generational Theft Act without anybody actually thinking about its ramifications. We are all doomed doomed DOOMED if we don’t destroy our liberty RIGHT NOW.

But what about that? Let’s compare today’s “crisis” with other recessions:

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It’s a recession, not the end of the world.  Obama and the Dems are lying.  And they know it.

H/T  Collecting My Thoughts

Welcome to rationed care

This is “stimulus.” The Generational Theft Act will finally accomplish what the Dems have failed to do. Establish state-controlled health care rationing for everybody. As noted by Betsy McCaughey:

The bill’s health rules will affect “every individual in the United States” (445, 454, 479). Your medical treatments will be tracked electronically by a federal system. Having electronic medical records at your fingertips, easily transferred to a hospital, is beneficial. It will help avoid duplicate tests and errors.

But the bill goes further. One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and “guide” your doctor’s decisions (442, 446). These provisions in the stimulus bill are virtually identical to what Daschle prescribed in his 2008 book, “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis.” According to Daschle, doctors have to give up autonomy and “learn to operate less like solo practitioners.”

Hospitals and doctors that are not “meaningful users” of the new system will face penalties. “Meaningful user” isn’t defined in the bill. That will be left to the HHS secretary, who will be empowered to impose “more stringent measures of meaningful use over time” (511, 518, 540-541)

What penalties will deter your doctor from going beyond the electronically delivered protocols when your condition is atypical or you need an experimental treatment? The vagueness is intentional. In his book, Daschle proposed an appointed body with vast powers to make the “tough” decisions elected politicians won’t make…

Reason adds:

The goal, Daschle’s book explained, is to slow the development and use of new medications and technologies because they are driving up costs. He praises Europeans for being more willing to accept “hopeless diagnoses” and “forgo experimental treatments,” and he chastises Americans for expecting too much from the health-care system.

Daschle says health-care reform “will not be pain free.” Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of treating them. That means the elderly will bear the brunt.

Hat tip Volokh and DailyPundit. I wrote this as a comment on Bill Quick’s blog, but it’s worth repeating:

About 15 years ago when I lived in DC, I went to a seminar to listen to a medical policy analyst at our Institute. His topic was the “new bioethics.”

I thought that he was going to talk about issues surrounding new technologies in medicine — cloning, genetic engineering, end of life issues, etc. Instead, his topic was about how we as physicians were going to have to abandon the obsolete idea that we were here to provide the best care we could to our patients. We had, he said, to get over the idea that we were supposed to be advocates for them. We were not here to serve our patients as individuals.

We were, instead, to view ourselves as serving the health of the State. We should view our work in terms of providing the best possible health care to the population as a whole, even if it meant providing poor health care to our individual patients. For instance, under the “old bioethics,” if I had an older patient who needed a kidney transplant, I would do my best to see if I could get him one. Failing to try to do my best for my patient would be unethical. Under the “new bioethics,” I was obligated to consider how my efforts would affect *everybody.* Thus, it would be unethical for me to attempt to save my patient if it meant that other patients might have resources directed away from them. If the greater good were served by my patient dying, then I should let him die.

I remember thinking that this was *exactly* the ethic used to corrupt physicians in Nazi Germany, and that we would never be so silly as to take this path. Now, unfortunately, with the Generational Theft Act, it is becoming a reality. It is saddening and frightening. Within a few years, traditional medical ethics will be felonious. Hope and Change.

That’s been the goal all along

From CNN, via Drudge:

As many state and local officials clamor for their share of the billions of dollars in federal aid in the stimulus bill under consideration in Washington, South Carolina’s Republican governor is sounding a note of dissent about federal efforts to help the economy.

“A problem that was created by building up of too much debt will not be solved with yet more debt,” Gov. Mark Sanford said Sunday, making a reference to the federal deficit spending that will likely finance the federal stimulus package.

“We’re moving precipitously close to what I would call a savior-based economy,” Sanford also said Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union.

The South Carolina Republican said such an economy is “what you see in Russia or Venezuela or Zimbabwe or places like that where it matters not how good your product is to the consumer but what your political connection is to those in power.”

As if there’s been any other goal.