I intentionally didn’t say anything about this because it was Sarah Palin, but it is just stupidity that won’t go away.
The “panel” now being called a “rationing board” is really nothing more than people who will be in charge of providing financial information to those who are reaching the end of life.
What is beyond me is why we are so socially adverse to the old dying, not that I am advocating for killing off old people, just acknowledged the fact that people don’t live forever and old people die if we want them to or not.
I also don’t see why giving them financial information on their end of life care is something that is horrible. Giving people the ability to die on their own terms should never be thought of as a bad thing. Should the dying not have peace, the ability to know they aren’t thrusting their families in to massive debt, and the ability to decided enough is enough? It is their lives after all.
But that is just it; there really isn’t anything monstrous hiding in the paragraphs of the ACA. It is a make believe boogyman coming after for poor little old granny.
The more I look at all this nonsensical and often hypocritical bullshit that flows out of the right wing the more I think that there is an ulterior motive to all this rhetoric.
It seems to me that they are so offended by this idea, the idea that giving them financial information may mean the elderly chose to die earlier, affects their bottom line and reduces their abilities to suck as much money out of them and their families as they can.
I think that is what this is really about. Profit on the backs of the elderly and their families.