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Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by woodwardjnr
If the elite are ever going to have their ideal population according to the Georgia guide stones. They need to find away to off right around Six billion eight hundred and ninty million human beings. I don't think that is going to happen all at once. Though they will be wanting to start somewhere soon by my estimates..
There will never be enough workers to pay out benefits as life expectancy increases.
Originally posted by beyondrainbow
No reason to do away with the elderly.
It is enough to do away with Social Security, Welfare and all the Wealth Distribution schemes.
That is just not a duty of the state. Let everyone care for themselves. That would be justice.
I am sick of socialism and communism.
I am tired of having other people's hands on MY pocket.
Originally posted by trailertrash
reply to post by beezzer
Social security, my only income in my retirement, IS an entitlement. Why? Because for all my working life I invested my money into it. That's why. Social security is NOT funded by ordinary taxes and has no impact on our annual budget beyond administrative costs. To listen to you one would think social security was the same as welfare. 'Taint so. If you think it is then prove it to me right now. Unemployment insurance is also paid for our of paychecks.
If you want to know the truth quit listening to idiots like Limbaugh and Hannity. They lie.
Stopping the stupidity of constant wars and reducing our "defense" budget" to a reasonable amount would save our country close to a trillion dollars a year.
edit on 27-12-2010 by trailertrash because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by trailertrash
Oh I also do not want to "privatize" my only retirement, social security. Why? Because it is secure the way it is now but if the private sector gets the money to play with it will all be lost in fiscal schemes that profit no one but fat cat ceo's.
...Sarah Palin's assertion that the Obama administration plans to implement state-sponsored "death panels" to determine whether the elderly and infirm deserve life-saving medical treatment...
...Palin doubled down on her claims, saying that though "establishment voices" dismissed them, they nonetheless "rang true for many Americans."
Of course, the U.S. government has no plans to "pull the plug on grandma"; the claims were false and the provision that sparked the rumors - a measure providing for free advice on how individuals can create living wills to inform their doctors and families what kind of end-of-life care they want — was removed from prospective legislation, just in case.
The details: In 1999, as governor of Texas, former U.S. President George W. Bush signed legislation giving medical professionals an unprecedented level of autonomous power and creating perhaps the country's only example of a "death panel" in action.
The Advance Directives Act, known also as the Texas Futile Care Law, mostly functions in the way Palin's so-called death panels would: It gives patients the right to dictate the kind of end-of-life care they would like to receive. But the law contains a provision allowing a hospital committee to arbitrate disputes between families and physicians. The boards can end life support for patients if the care is determined to be "futile." Under the current law, the hospital need only inform the patient's family two days before the committee meets to make its decision; the family has 10 days to transfer its loved one to another facility. The Texas legislature is currently considering legislation to extend the time frame.
Advance directives were encouraged by, among others, Palin herself. When still governor of Alaska, she issued a statement on Healthcare Decisions Day encouraging an "increase [in] the number of Alaska's citizens with advance directives."