>That Was Then — This Is Now

From the Belmont Club:

That (the video above – ed.) was then.

This is now. As it turns out, decisions are now going to be made by a government appointed board whose rulings can’t be overturned unless both Congress and the President agree. Listen to the Orszag at the video at the link.

I like the part where Orszag claims this was all made clear up front. Ed Morrissey writes:

If anything, Orszag might be underestimating the difficulty in changing the IPAB’s decisions on rationing. The bill required a supermajority of 67 votes in the Senate to override the IPAB, which made Jim DeMint irate and prompted a big “I told you so” from Sarah Palin.

If Orszag’s remarks make any sense at all, then they suggest that IPAB is going to provide a brake against the “quantity” that can no longer be afforded. That sounds like they will be allocating less than will in the nature of things be demanded. Is this “rationing”? Well it all depends on what “is” is. Certainly it is a form of resource allocation and one that has all the hallmarks of finality…

Do you understand yet?

And no, even a Republican sweep in 2010 will not result in repeal of this abomination.

What are you going to do about that?

4 responses to “>That Was Then — This Is Now

  1. >Deal in the black market that will surely emerge, I guess.

  2. >"What are you going to do about that?"Process another few thousands of rounds into strippers in bando pockets packed inside M-60 cans. Place on pallet for caching next time out. Plant more blueberries and figs. Install Outback FlexMax80 in an under-pv'd and under-batteried system wired for later expansion. Order some more #10 cans of everything from the Mormon cannery.Meet some more young doctors and dentists in-training who might appreciate being paid in cash now or later. Is personal protection for death/rationing panel members going to be of the same quality as protects the POTUS? Or, will the panel be staffed and administered anonymously? Security word: "wimmen" pronounced like John Belushi in The Blues Brothers. Cheers.

  3. >What am I going to do? Network locally and discuss options. Hope the other readers here are doing that as well.

  4. >What are you going to do about that?1. Steal Government medical supplies.2. Disrupt Government medical Bureaucracy.3. When Government health "care" injures me or my loved ones. Or they come to force me to join. I will Kill/Maim them! Mercilessly.