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On the Road to Death Panels

wmou Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 7:45 AM
Sorry old people cost to much too heal and they'll be dead soon anyway. Medicare costs are out of control and people are living too long. If we are going to bring more people into nationalized healthcare, cost must be controlled. Death panels are the only answer if we do not implement free market reforms.

With the first presidential debate and the only vice-presidential debate behind us, it seems pretty clear that so-called "social issues" are not going to get much attention in this year's presidential politics.

It's unfortunate, I think. We deceive ourselves to permit the assumption that values and behavior are not the real drivers behind our economic problems.

The fiscal crisis of our entitlement programs is the direct result of these values and behavior.

The fiscal soundness of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is rooted in the assumption that those...