whistlingwings wrote:1.) So death panes are real...show me the language in Obamacare, the law, that creates death panels. I'll wait here while you go find that. They don't exist. I'm not saying the law is good. But arguing that it creates death panels, when it clearly doesn't, takes away from the sane criticisms that actually have a chance of getting the law changed.
The 15-member ACA Panel will decide on which procedures are effective and how much should be paid for each procedure. The Panel will be one of the primary tools to keep exploding healthcare costs down. They will accomplish this objective by rationing care. This means if your doctor wanted to do a procedure that the Panel deamed unnecessary and no longer covered and that procedure would save your life, you die. Hence, the term Death Panel.
The Panel is similar to the panel used by the BHS (British Health Service) to ration care. There's a little thing called the Quality Year of Life, QYL. It's a euphemism that translates to this: If the procedure is deemed that it would not provide or has a a low prbability of providing another quality year of life, you don't get it. It's a death panel, with a nice name. The 15-member ACA Panel is based on the British Panel. The Death Panel is coming to hospital near you!
whistlingwings wrote:2.) Of course, unemployment numbers are fake. That's the only explanation. Is the stock market, DJIA fake too? Because as I'm sure you know those are up quite a bit.
Since when do you celebrate extended 10%+ unemployment? The real number is higher and the underemployed makes it significantly higher. We are one or two economic downturns from serious trouble. If those dips occur before we completely resolve the current mess we're in, there is a strong chance possibly see instability. Our situation isn't as stable as you perceive it to be. To use your policeman and fireman evidence against you; they're being cut in just about every small community and big city. By that (your) measure, I guess the apocalypse is near.
1.) Sarah Palin believes death panels are real and global warming is fake. Anyone who has been duck hunting for more than a decade can tell you about how seasons have been extended into late January (when in most places they used to be late December), and ducks are not migrating as far or as fast, how much more mild the winters have gotten, etc.
I'm glad you base your opinions on anecdotal evidence. What were your credentials again? Your local weather patterns are not significant in the grand scheme of the global climate. What's truly comical is that the current science doesn't support you. Temps have been falling over the last 8 years.
whistlingwings wrote:2.) I don't care what John McCain would do. The question was about the tea party. A majority of the tea party is against cutting defense spending.
That's an utter falsehood. Those credentials again? Oh, I remember. You work for the DoD protecting me. Thanks. I owe you one.
You're not as clever as you think you are.
BTW, the Tea Party doesn't stand for overthrowing the federal government, just keeping it under control. That particular strawman that you and your liberal buddies have invented is particularly offensive and dangerous. You need that strawman as a way to vilify and discredit them without ever addressing what they truly stand for. The Tea Party's methods and antics may be self-defeating but, their message is the correct message.