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Sarah Palin has been telling the truth all along

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Remember just recently when Governor Palin brought up the death panel issue? It set off a firestorm on the left. They called her a kook. But of course Sarah was telling the truth. The reason why the left and their allies in the mainstream media beat up on her so much is because they are afraid of her and they are afraid of her popularity with ordinary Americans.

So now today we have this article written by Jim Towey from the Wall Street Journal which Governor Palin alluded to on her Facebook page.
If President Obama wants to better understand why America's discomfort with end-of-life discussions threatens to derail his health-care reform, he might begin with his own Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He will quickly discover how government bureaucrats are greasing the slippery slope that can start with cost containment but quickly become a systematic denial of care.

Last year, bureaucrats at the VA's National Center for Ethics in Health Care advocated a 52-page end-of-life planning document, "Your Life, Your Choices." It was first published in 1997 and later promoted as the VA's preferred living will throughout its vast network of hospitals and nursing homes. After the Bush White House took a look at how this document was treating complex health and moral issues, the VA suspended its use. Unfortunately, under President Obama, the VA has now resuscitated "Your Life, Your Choices."


"Your Life, Your Choices" presents end-of-life choices in a way aimed at steering users toward predetermined conclusions, much like a political "push poll." For example, a worksheet on page 21 lists various scenarios and asks users to then decide whether their own life would be "not worth living."

So there you have it. The Veterans Administration tries to talk veterans into refusing life saving medical care as they make end-of-life decisions. It can't be any more clear than that. If that's not a death panel then I don't know what is. Thank you Sarah Palin for telling the truth and warning us about what the left has in store for us if they get their way.

Is this what you want to happen? Remember that the Veterans Administration provides medical care to veterans. It is government run health care, and now Obama and the Democrats want to bring government run health care to all of us. Pretty soon if they prevail we will all be in the same pickle that veterans are in.

And of course veterans have other problems with their health care such as long waiting periods for treatment and substandard government run hospitals. This is what we all have in store for us unless we can stop the Democrats now.

Their latest tactic is to divide their so-called health care reform into more than one bill. But don't be fooled by that. It's just a shell game designed to divide us and confuse us, but the aim is still the same, governemt run health care for all.

Are the Democrats listening to the outpouring of opposition to their schemes coming from the American people? No, they are not. And of course that's typical for sleazy Democrats. They think they know better than we do what is best for us, and they are determined to ram this debacle down our throats whether we like it or not.

2012 can't come soon enough.
posted by John, 11:05 AM


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