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Killing the Old Folks


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He [Harold Ross] was reminded of a pleasant afternoon that the two of them [Ross and Mrs. Roosevelt] had spent a few years earlier, talking for hours as they rode along in Mrs. Roosevelt’s sedan. At one point the former First Lady suddenly allowed as how “old people ought to be bumped off when their usefulness is done.” . . . [H]er remark took Ross by surprise. “I mildly raised the question of who would make the decision as to when the moment had come,” he recalled,” and she didn’t have a ready answer for that. —Thomas Kunkel, Genius in Disguise: Harold Ross of The New Yorker (1995)

This brief scene from Kunkel’s biography of Harold Ross captures in miniature the whole story of progressivism in America.

Let’s have Eleanor Roosevelt represent the progressives, those in government imposing progressivism by the power of government and the ones outside of government cheering on the progressive project. She is perfect for that role. Ross, then, makes an interesting choice to represent the rest of us. Like many Americans who overcame impossible odds to achieve much in life—one thinks of Lincoln, Grant, Edison, many others—he does not look the part (he’s a “genius in disguise”). And as with many ordinary Americans, he was not greatly interested in politics; he always resented how the horrors of the 20th century kept interfering with his vision of a magazine dedicated to great writing and sophisticated humor.

Now that we have our characters in place, what is the action in our little drama? One person in that sedan understood where progressives were taking America; the one who was along for the ride did not. The progressives always knew where they were taking us; the rest of us keep being “surprised.”

That Roosevelt did not have “a ready answer” to Ross’s common sense question did not mean she did not know who would “make the decision.” She knew. The time was not yet ripe for answering that question. As a beloved teacher and friend of mine liked to say, “You have to work up to a thing like that.”

Much would have to be accomplished and much would have to be undone before progressives could begin openly insisting on the need for death panels. Gaining complete control of health care, they knew, would give them the key. They understood that to get in position to bump off the old folks “when their usefulness is done” they would have to realize their dream of socialized medicine. Once there is no alternative to government health care, the problem of exploding costs will give the progressives the opportunity to get grimly serious about the “regrettable but necessary” steps required to reduce spending on old people, if you know what I mean.

Fortunately for Ross, he died before his companion on that drive and her friends could get the death panels up and running, though you have to admit they have been making fantastic progress in their project of killing inconvenient babies. If many Americans were surprised when Democrats recently came out in favor of infanticide, it only means that—like Ross and too many of us—they have been enjoying the ride without paying much attention to where it is going.

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Death panels are in the Obidiotcare act, but Piglosi hasn't had enough time to read through and find that part, yet.
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How about obsolete Socialists of any age?
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Death panels are in the Obidiotcare act, but Piglosi hasn't had enough time to read through and find that part, yet.
The Luciferian elite are exempt from all the bad things related to their plans for health care. Barry, Nancy, Hillary, et al, are exempt. They go to the front of the line for everything.
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How about obsolete Socialists of any age?
They are obsolete from birth. Indeed, the theories they promote were shown unsustainable many decades ago. I don't think we should terminate them, but perhaps limit their voting rights if they are not contributing taxes.
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It's going to be a tough sell to tell people they have to fund a system their entire lives but when they actually need something back from it, the answer is no.
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Originally Posted by DJ_Critterus View Post
Death panels are in the Obidiotcare act, but Piglosi hasn't had enough time to read through and find that part, yet.
maybe she's still reading through that new tax reform law to see when the middle class gets the relief
"death panels" was the ploy by some pubs to try and defeat the Affordable Care Act. relax the insurance companies are still firmly in control.
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maybe she's still reading through that new tax reform law to see when the middle class gets the relief
"death panels" was the ploy by some pubs to try and defeat the Affordable Care Act. relax the insurance companies are still firmly in control.
can't focus again. party of death member
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maybe she's still reading through that new tax reform law to see when the middle class gets the relief
"death panels" was the ploy by some pubs to try and defeat the Affordable Care Act. relax the insurance companies are still firmly in control.
Remember when Obama's ***** callously said "some will live, some will die"? She was the personification of the greedy, immoral Death Panel (D). Only they'd prefer to call it "rationing".
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" Killing the old folks" Lol … how very liberal
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Originally Posted by TBIRD57 View Post
maybe she's still reading through that new tax reform law to see when the middle class gets the relief
"death panels" was the ploy by some pubs to try and defeat the Affordable Care Act. relax the insurance companies are still firmly in control.
[Obama]maybe it's time for grannie to take the pill[/Obama]
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It's going to be a tough sell to tell people they have to fund a system their entire lives but when they actually need something back from it, the answer is no.


HOWEVER, if the libs continue to have their way, and totally muck things up, we "old farts" may say the hell with it, quickly blow through our money, so there's nothing for the libs to confiscate, and check ourselves out.....
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Originally Posted by TBIRD57 View Post
maybe she's still reading through that new tax reform law to see when the middle class gets the relief
"death panels" was the ploy by some pubs to try and defeat the Affordable Care Act. relax the insurance companies are still firmly in control.

BS, I have a number of older friends. One was 72, tore up his deltoid and was told because of his age the surgery was classified as elective to the tune of $28,000 plus related hospital costs.
Obozo and you dumb ***** that voted for him have caused many older Americans to forego a number of procedures because of their age.
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I wish they'd just hurry it up already...

You guys are killing healthcare costs for the rest of us!
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Oh Oh Oh I nominate TBIRD57 to take the pill now, the government can use his assets for the illegals and needy.
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HOWEVER, if the libs continue to have their way, and totally muck things up, we "old farts" may say the hell with it, quickly blow through our money, so there's nothing for the libs to confiscate, and check ourselves out.....
That's my plan !!!!
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Originally Posted by PatternDayTrader View Post
" Killing the old folks" Lol … how very liberal
sounds a lot like the process of being "released" in the book The Giver.
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Heck I'm 76 I got 4 more years before Im Green Cookies!!
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