When is a death panel acceptable? When it saves us lots of money.

by editor on April 3, 2010

You can always count on getting a good laugh from the comedy stylings of the New York Times’ Paul Krugman.

In this interview with Jake Tapper, he sets the record straight and calls death panels by their proper name, which is … uhhhh … death panels.

But that’s ok, because like every other provision of ObamaCare, they’ll save us money. Big money. Lots of money. Piles of money.

Krugman: Think about people on the right. They’re simultaneously screaming, they’re going to send all of the old people to death panels and it’s not going to save any money. That’s a contradictory point of view.

Tapper: Death panels would save money, theoretically.

Krugman: The advisory path has the ability to make more or less binding judgments on saying this particular expensive treatment actually doesn’t do any good medically and so we’re not going to pay for it. That is actually going to save quite a lot of money. We don’t know how much yet. The CBO gives it very little credit. But most of the health care economists I talk to think it’s going to be a really major cost saving.

This just in. Sarah Palin would like to thank Mr. Krugman for his inadvertent support.

H/T: Radio Vice

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Skunkfeathers

LOL…Krugman unveils another libtard lie (“death panels are so *2009*, guys”)…not only are the friggin’ things in the friggin’ bill, friggin Krugman is excited about the money they’ll friggin save.

Libtards can only lie for so long, before they start to brag about that which they lied about.

The worst president in US history, combined with the most corrupt Congress in US history. Yeah, dat be what we gots h’yar.

KimmyQueen
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KimmyQueen

When Sarah P mentioned death panels people got on her back. This guy mentions it as a viable source of reduction of costs and where is the outrage?

The problem here in his view is not that death panels will exist, is that the right mischaracterizes it by saying it will not be cost reductive. I mean what world is this? Where do these people come from?

mr. mojo risin
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These, are the Suppository people from the planet Ur anus, AKA sh*t heads or sh*t for brains.

PoliticalCircusBlog.com
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There’s not too many of us that went to the same school of Journalism that Krugman attended. This guy deserves the title of “Slimeball” of the Week!”

CO2Insanity
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Ethan I sincerely hope your mother, father, child, wife or you are one of the first to be denied something and die a miserable death because you don’t qualify for some costly procedure.

Ethan
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Ethan

Are we still on death panels? That was *so* 2009, guys.

CO2Insanity
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Watch everyone’s worst predictions and more come true with this, 2,000 page pile of shit. I hope that as soon as the general public figures this out that we have a voter revolt at the polls.