Country Living Series

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Healthcare for Seniors

I didn't write this. It was one of those forwarded emails. Love a senior? Better do something. [ATTENTION: PLEASE SEE ADDENDUM AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS ENTRY]

Most of you know by now that the Senate version of the "stimulus" bill includes provisions for extensive rationing of health care for senior citizens. The author of this part of the bill, former senator and tax evader Tom Daschle, was credited today by Bloomberg with the following statement.

Bloomberg: "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."
[Emphasis mine.]

If this does not sufficiently raise your ire, just remember that Senators and Congressmen have their own health care plan that is first dollar or very low co-pay which they are guaranteed the remainder of their lives and are not subject to this new law if it passes.

Please use the power of the Internet to get this message out. Talk it up at the grassroots level.. We have an election coming up in one year and nine months. We have the ability to address and reverse the dangerous direction the Obama administration and its allies have begun and in the interim, we can make our voices heard! Let's do it!

If you disagree, don't do anything.


That's the email I got. My own comments: this veeeerrrrry nearly smacks of eugenics. Eliminate those seniors! They're nothing but a drain on society! If seniors don't live as long, why then they won't be collecting social security. Hey presto, social security problem solved!

NOT.
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UPDATE: A reader sent this comment. My thanks for the correction.

Tom Daschle never actually said this. Even if he thought it were the case, why, as a fairly savvy politician would he say such a thing?

Before re-publishing a forwarded email, not the primary source, it would be a good idea to apply the "common sense" test. Is this something that a reasonable person in a very visible political position would say or do? If it seems suspect, all it takes is a simple search of the quoted source, in this case Bloomberg, to validate.

Please see this link.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Puhleaze. I am SO sick and tired of the current government "employees" who act more like they own us instead of work for us.
    We're the ejits, we keep electing them BACK into office! I think there should be NO health care for Senators and Congress beyond what they can afford to purchase AND NO pay raises...ever!

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