Grandma’s Life Is A Drain On The Economy…

… what the stimulus bill will do about that:

There are any number of arguments we could bring to bear as to whether or not the Government should even be in the business of health care, but as Betsy McCaughey at Bloomberg is reporting, the rational behind the health care provision of the Great Flatulator’s stimulus plan is that old people are not worth some of the costs needed to keep them alive any longer:

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.

The stimulus bill does that, and calls it the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research (190-192). 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.

Medicare now pays for treatments deemed safe and effective. The stimulus bill would change that and apply a cost- effectiveness standard set by the Federal Council (464).

What this means is that if the Federal Council determines grandpa’s new lung does not give him enough of a life to pay society back for it… well… say goodbye to the old fella.

Let me ask you this dear reader.  When the Lord says in Leviticus 19:32, “You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord; ” how closely are respect for the elderly and the fear of God related?  If they are linked, what does this say about America being “God’s County?”

Too many Christians supported Obama, because there were other “Social Justice” issues that had supposedly been too long ignored by Washington.  That may be true, but as I said back then, this man cannot be the one to fulfill the so called Micah mandate.  Not if he believes that the Bible teaches that it is the government’s job to promoting justice through the “slaughter of the innocents.”

Here  is the deal my progressive friends:  Feeding he poor by saving our economy (maybe Obama will), ending our wars in Iraq and Afganistan (doubtful right now) and saving the planet (hubris thy name is Barack) shall all come with a price tag. Apparently it will cost us the blood of the unborn and the breath of the elderly.

al sends

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One response to “Grandma’s Life Is A Drain On The Economy…

  1. “God’s word clearly teaches that human life is to be respected and protected because it images God Himself (Gen. 1;26; Ex. 20:13; Jas. 3:9). Our culture no longer sees inherent value in human life, but evaluates it only in terms of utilitarian considerations. The developing baby is murdered by abortion if the pregnancy is inconvenient or otherwise unwanted. Statistics on abortion prove that our society’s bloodthirstiness and insensitivity have surpassed even the worst estimates of Hitler’s genocide. Questions in medical ethics – from test-tube babies to disconnecting life-support systems – are determined by reference to the usefulness or happiness of patients, if not that of their prospective parents or heirs. Human life, to be brief, has become cheap.” – Greg Bahnsen, The Reaping Season, The Seventh Trumpet, Vol. V, No. 4, Sep/Oct 1990.

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