Lefty economist Paul Krugman would never overtly admit that Sarah palin has been right all along about Death Panels, but his Freudian slip on network television Sunday was tantamount to such an admission. NewsBuster Noel Sheppard reports:
Although he was likely taking a swipe at former governor Sarah Palin with the reference, Paul Krugman on Sunday recommended "death panels" as a means of helping to balance the federal budget.
In a Roundtable discussion on ABC's "This Week," the New York Times columnist said of what recently came out of the President's deficit commission, "Some years down the pike, we're going to get the real solution, which is going to be a combination of death panels and sales taxes"
KRUGMAN: No. Some years down the pike, we're going to get the real solution, which is going to be a combination of death panels and sales taxes. It's going to be that we're actually going to take Medicare under control, and we're going to have to get some additional revenue, probably from a VAT. But it's not going to happen now.After he realized what he had said, Krugman later tried to clarify his remarks:
By trying to clarify, Krugman seems to be digging himself deeper into a hole, for "how much we’re willing to spend for extreme care" was part of Sarah Palin's point when she first wrote about this at Facebook in August 2009.Rush is all over this.
In the end, Krugman's attempt at being "deliberately provocative" was really him saying in front of the cameras what Palin and others warned was the danger of allowing further government intrusion into healthcare.
If only such dangers were better explained to the public before Congress voted on this bill in March.
We love the smell of liberal hubris in the morning. It smells like... vindication!