Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Thursday, July 9, 2015
From Sarah Palin's Facebook page:
DEATH PANELS STILL NOT DEAD
Politicians just don't get it. Their "Death Panels" still won't die. Last night Obamacare masterminds decided they'll pay healthcare providers for vulnerable patients' "end-of-life” plans. Remember that's the strange, intrusive, unaffordable, and unnecessary scheme that was actually stripped from Obamacare five years ago, once we "found out what's in it." So now that part of this socialistic healthcare takeover is back, but yesterday's decision isn't the entire point here.
Be clear, media. Think. Do your homework. Remember when coining “death panel” I focused on the dangers of rationing healthcare services – as it's the inevitable result of any government takeover of healthcare. I was right about this then, and I’m still right about it today. Do your dang homework – you've even admitted I was right, so don't claim I'm "universally discredited" on it. Got it? In fact, even democrats now agree about “death panel" dangers they've found in Obamacare – specifically in the role that unelected, faceless bureaucrats on the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) will play in determining who will get government's limited supply of care, whose care will be covered, and they'll dangerously decide who will be denied.
Media coverage of my position on this is skewed; as usual they got it wrong. I'm calling you out, L.A. Times. You underestimate the wisdom of the people with your claim that I'm "discredited."
Here's my response to one of your colleague's questions last night about the death panels:
Ms. Reporter - thanks for asking. On the record:
There's no denying that the ultimate fix for Obamacare's unsustainable, unaffordable promises is rationed care. Rationed care decided upon by a panel of faceless bureaucrats who, rational people like me will argue, will measure a person's worth using disagreeable criteria as they justify doling out limited government-controlled care. That, my friend, is a death panel.
1. Does this still concern you as possibly leading to death panels or encouraging doctors to deny care to save costs?
It doesn’t just lead to “death panels” it confirms even further that this “Affordable Care Act” is nothing of the sort, and more importantly it just affords government permission to deny care. This decision does not take into consideration the importance of every individual, nor the sanctity of life, as many of us have said for years. Certainly, all patients and families should be advised of options, but we engage in that today and we don't need government bribing any party to do so. See, Obamacare is about unnecessary government intervention and, ultimately, it's all about government control. Government needs to stay the hell out of our "end-of-life" discussions. I'm so angry at democrat and republican politicians who just rolled their eyes when I, and many others, rose up with warnings that each step forward taken by champions of this socialist program would jerk back two steps from every free American and our God-given rights. Life is not about the almighty dollar and someone's arbitrary decisions about who deserves rationed health care; life is sacred because it's provided by our Creator and in itself deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. Speaking of dollars, a bloated bureaucracy and weak-kneed politicians sent millions of Americans into financial distress, unseen in history, with this leftist scheme called Obamacare.
2. Do you have any concerns about doctors and nurse practitioners being paid or encouraged to have end-of-life planning questions?
Concerns? More than concerns! For anyone who's had health issues – from welcoming the blessing of a new life, to the frightening and unfortunate aspects of life – answering a government questionnaire that will be judged by faceless bureaucrats just doesn’t cut it. The Hippocratic Oath taken by our care providers is one of the oldest, most sacred binding oaths, and through any iterations it has never condoned the taking of innocent life through lack of care, and certainly not via direct action. If you've recently received care then you know the many intrusive, personal questions that government mandates a provider probe. Be aware that most of these questions are for the benefit of a far-away, bankrupt government, they're not for the benefit of the patient. It is happening in our assisted living facilities, our nursing homes, hospitals, doctors’ offices, and schools, despite many providers who disagree with the mandate but are forced or coerced to provide answers to the death panel of the fed.
- Sarah Palin
Friday, June 19, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
From Sarah Palin's Facebook page:
On June 14th, America celebrates Flag Day. We’re celebrating more than just a bolt of cloth with stripes and stars. Our flag was adopted by the Second Continental Congress in the middle of the American Revolution, and it symbolizes the hope of our nation!
At a time when some are purposefully pushing so many things to divide our country, we can gather around our shared symbols and stand strong through unity – especially embracing that which represents our American soul. Every day should be Flag Day! On June 14th, let’s display the red, white, and blue with honor and pride; and together, we can marvel at this “emblem of the land we love, the home of the free and the brave.”
Please share photos of the celebration that is Flag Day – whether it’s respectfully draping the flag over your front porch, wearing flag t-shirts or pins, waving it from your car, truck, boat or bike, displaying it in the garden or office cubicle, maybe decorating a cake in our colors... however you want to show your pride in ol' Glory! It will do our country's soul well to celebrate together!
- Sarah Palin
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The House has set a vote on Trade Promotion Authority for Friday June 12. This will allow President Obama to get an up or down vote on trade agreements without the possibility of adding amendments. While this has been done during previous administrations, Congress should not be so eager to do it now.
This President has shown time and time again that he does not have the best interests of the US in mind when he is negotiating for other nations. He also likes to negotiate things away from the prying eyes of the US public. The Trans Pacific Partnership is no different. It is being negotiated in secret so that members of Congress don't know everything that is in it. It is more and more evident that one of the things in this agreement is a backdoor immigration plan to bring in more foreign workers. If the republicans in Congress had any courage or wisdom they would see that everything President Obama has done during his term is to carry out his stated goal of destroying this nation and "transforming " it into something more to his liking. Instead, the gutless GOP scrambles to pass Obamatrade to please their lobbyist donors and avoid criticism in the media by showing that they can "get things done."
Republicans may vote to fast track trade agreements and say that any actual agreements can be stopped. Don't fall for this. Once Trade Promotion Authority is given the lobbyists and GOP leadership will drag and coerce Congress to pass whatever trade agreement this President comes up with. Many times republican leaders have sold out to this President and promised to stand against him at some point in the future. No more! If you want Congress to vote against Trad Promotion Authority you must contact your representative in the House. Go here to find your member of the House and tell them to vote no on TPA.