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EDITORIAL: The government 'Death Book'

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posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 03:41 PM
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EDITORIAL: The government 'Death Book'


www.washtimes.com

The Obama administration claims that a health care takeover by government won't restrict access to care. Everybody will get more care for less money, the president has said. Of course, something has to give. One likely target for rationing will be care in the later stages of life. Bureaucratic disregard for the value of all life is insinuated in a government manual known as "the Death Book."
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posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 03:41 PM
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As the article states, "The Death Book" is a nickname given to an advice manual published by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The book has many questions, which are very dark for the most part, and concentrate on asking veterans who have been disabled if they find it worth it to live life.

As the article states the book doesn't concentrate on trying to give support to Vets to want to live, but rather on wanting to die.

Here is a very telling excerpt from the article.


There is no attempt to ask people, "What would it take for you to want to live?" Instead, the booklet focuses on wanting to die. "Your Life, Your Choices" originally was put together by the Clinton administration and then shelved during the George W. Bush presidency. Jim Towey, director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives during the Bush administration, said the booklet was problematic because it made injured veterans feel like a burden and encouraged severely injured soldiers to want to die.

After a ruckus over the booklet this past week, the Obama administration added a new note saying the work was being revised. Either way, the Death Book is instructive as a reflection on Obamacare priorities and perspectives and what the administration might view as a "waste." This is important because Mr. Obama and other administration officials regularly talk about a need to cut back on what they term as massive waste in health care.


The Obama administration is "revising the book, not to mention that by now we all know that they are also adding regular elder Americans as a "massive waste in health care."

Here is another excerpt from an earlier article about this very same book, and what the Obama adminsitration is trying to do.


Last year, bureaucrats at the VA's National Center for Ethics in Health Care advocated a 52-page end-of-life planning document, "Your Life, Your Choices." It was first published in 1997 and later promoted as the VA's preferred living will throughout its vast network of hospitals and nursing homes. After the Bush White House took a look at how this document was treating complex health and moral issues, the VA suspended its use. Unfortunately, under President Obama, the VA has now resuscitated "Your Life, Your Choices."

Who is the primary author of this workbook? Dr. Robert Pearlman, chief of ethics evaluation for the center, a man who in 1996 advocated for physician-assisted suicide in Vacco v. Quill before the U.S. Supreme Court and is known for his support of health-care rationing.

online.wsj.com...

Is this what we really want the Republic of the United States of America to become?

Are we to label elder Americans, or disabled people as "a massive waste for health care"?

We have seen several videos in which President OBama himself is shown to have a total disregard for the life of elder Americans, and would rather they suffer, and even die than allow them to have a treatment, or surgery which could very well help them.

He even gave a known eugenics and population control advocate, Holdren, the position of "science Czar", not to mention that every nominee of President Obama is a supporter of giving our sovereingty over to the UN, and having the UN control us.

I have also seen, alongside many of you, the disregard many people, including members in these forums have for elder Americans, and disabled Americans as well as other elder, or disabled people around the world.

Since when has it become "ok" to have such disregard for life?

www.washtimes.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


[edit on 27-8-2009 by ElectricUniverse]



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 03:47 PM
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BTW, here is a link that has a pdf version of The Death Book.

www.ethics.va.gov...

It is a sad day indeed when it seems much of the population of a nation does not care for the life of it's elder and disabled people.


[edit on 27-8-2009 by ElectricUniverse]



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 03:08 PM
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i just wanted to say the president is not lying when he says "Everybody will get more care for less money" , if the majority of american citizens have no care or insufficient care than a government option giving them any care whatsoever would make this statement true, personally i dont believe in these death panels ... i think its too overt ... but when you look at the duality of the statements the president makes hes really preaching to them



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 06:09 PM
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We are expendable. The Government does not care about us Sheeple.

It burns me up to think that the very people that worked all of their lives and made this country What it was..will be treated like a bag of garbage..

Eventually it will probably be passed, and the House, Senate and Congress will be as they are now, Not worried because it does not apply to them...



posted on Sep, 7 2009 @ 01:38 PM
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Yep, you are right. The thing is that the "die-hard Obama supporters" which seem to be "up in arms" in this website and others trying to get support for their Messiah's healthcare reform do not want to admit the information which shows this healthcare reform will be worse than the healthcare we have now.

How is it better for the GOVERNMENT to have control, and to decide HEALTHCARE DECISIONS which should be left to the doctors, and patients?

If treatments or operations are too costly, the Obama healthcare reform WILL NOT COVER these needed treatments or operations but will keep Americans, and more so elder Americans, only on drugs because "the treatment or operation is too exensive for the government and it might not work"...

The Obama administraiton, and even President Obama is working hard to even "punk" Americans, and even elder Americans telling them right in the face "you cold be better just taking more drugs instead of getting the more expensive treatment, or operation WHICH MIGHT NOT WORK, and you could die soon anyway"..... Not exactly on those words, but if you read behind the epuhemisms you can see that's what he is really saying.

Americans are even being given jobs to promote the Obama healthcare reform... They are being paid to be PROPAGANDISTS of the Obama healthcare, as well as other plans that President Obama wants to pass.

Who is to forget that we are in a recession? It seems that these are the kinds of jobs that President Obama promised to give. To be paid to be PROPAGANDISTS for the Obama administration.



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