We Owe Sarah Palin An Apology
We saw the future of the Obamacare death Panel when Kathleen Sebelius denied ten year old Sarah Murnaghans a lung transplant before a Judge overturned the decision. Sarah Palin’s observations about how the Independent Payment Advisory Board would work as a death panel can no longer be debated. Sarah Palin was right on Obamacare having a defacto death panel in 2009.
David Rivkin and Elizabeth Foley in a recent Wall Street Journal article demonstrated how this board will ration health and care but noted, “The ObamaCare law also stipulates that there “shall be no administrative or judicial review” of the board’s decisions. Its members will be nearly untouchable, too. They will be Presidentialy nominated and Senate-confirmed, but after that they can only be fired for “neglect of duty or malfeasance in office…. The IPAB’s godlike powers are not accidental. Its goal, conspicuously proclaimed by the Obama administration, is to control Medicare spending in ways that are insulated from the political process.” Sarah Palin was right about the Death Panel and I suspect as one pundit recently noted; we would be better off with a President Sarah Palin.
Can anyone imagine a Palin Administration with a politicized IRS going after political opponents. Or, that President Palin would have allowed an American Ambassador to be murdered without attempting to do something? Somehow, I couldn’t imagine a President Palin telling the world, some filmmaker hack was responsible for this disaster. As it is, the only one in jail for this crime is the filmmaker while those truly guilty still roam the streets of Libya unmolested.
We would not have seen Obamacare passed but instead incremental reforms including free market ideas enacted that would have actually reduced health care costs and allowed those of us who liked their health care to keep what they have. (That won’t be the case when Obamacare is fully implemented.) Instead of a massive wasteful trillion dollar stimulus, we would have seen Reaganesque approaches to our economic problems which would have led to a recovery twice as robust as what we have seen. And, we would not have seen some additional six trillion dollars added to our debt.
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