Friday, August 7, 2009

Palin makes statement on health care debate

Sarah Palin has issued the following statement on the national health care debate:
As more Americans delve into the disturbing details of the nationalized health care plan that the current administration is rushing through Congress, our collective jaw is dropping, and we’re saying not just no, but hell no!

The Democrats promise that a government health care system will reduce the cost of health care, but as the economist Thomas Sowell has pointed out, government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost. And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.

Health care by definition involves life and death decisions. Human rights and human dignity must be at the center of any health care discussion.

Rep. Michele Bachmann highlighted the Orwellian thinking of the president’s health care advisor, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of the White House chief of staff, in a floor speech to the House of Representatives. I commend her for being a voice for the most precious members of our society, our children and our seniors.

We must step up and engage in this most crucial debate. Nationalizing our health care system is a point of no return for government interference in the lives of its citizens. If we go down this path, there will be no turning back. Ronald Reagan once wrote, "Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth." Let’s stop and think and make our voices heard before it’s too late.

- Sarah Palin

Rep. Bachmann's speech can be viewed here:
The former governor's statement was posted Friday afternoon on her Facebook Notes page.

Update: The AP reports it here. Amanda's Carpenter's report is here. Obama apologist began attack Palin's statement as soon as word got out about it. Among those defending Palin are talk show host Tammy Bruce, constitutional law professor Ann Althouse, clinical law professor William Jacobson, morgage broker Mike Volpe and the bloggers at NorCal Blogs. Also, fellow Texan Sparkle delves into the issue and says, "Death panels indeed."

- JP

1 comment:

  1. Palins turn of the phrase, "Obama's Death Panel" is awesome. This "hook" phrase will catch on. This is the "Sarah Unleashed" emerging that we've been waiting for. Now if she'll speak so forcefully on other issues. DD