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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Here's Your Happy Easter Thought:



As many of you enjoy Easter, other people seem to have other plans for you, particularly if you're older.

Anyone besides myself interested in the detached, apathetic and dismissive manner in which this panel and Krugman in particular address the potential deaths of older people and the benefit in terms of -- COST -- in doing away with them?

With this philosophy, then, my father would not have received even his first colon cancer operation at 80. He would not have lived his additional eight years wherein he toured the Columbia River on a paddlewheeler, went for cruises on the Mexican Riviera and the Inside Passage, enjoyed sportfishing trips to San Diego with my brother, enjoyed birthdays, anniversaries, numerous Thanksgiving and Christmases with his family.

This Easter, when you think of Christ's awakening, later, perhaps tonight, think of your blessings and then, reflect on just what it is that the Left have planned for our national elderly. And what is planned for you if you're over, say, 50. And what is planned for you, my younger reader, if you have the temerity to age.

And what won't be planned for our politicians who enabled this abortion of a plan.

Author Richard Poe wrote: "According to a 2006 study by the Department of Health and Human Services, five percent of the U.S. population accounts for nearly 50 percent of health care spending in America. Who are those five percent? Most are people over 65 years of age with serious, chronic illnesses.

Do the Logical Extension, my brothers and sisters. Anyone over 65, under this plan, will be a burden and drain on the program. It is fiscally beneficial to do away with you after 65. Question for you: how many politicians in DC, do you suppose, are over 65?

Sarah Palin was ridiculed and shot down in flames for even thinking such a thing. And so, here is a panel, today, on Easter, distanced and elite, thinking: well, in the long run, it may proffer some wonderful cost savings. . .

You think about this, America. You think about it real hard.

With luck, you may not sleep very well tonight.

BZ

13 Comments:

OpenID Kimberly said...

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Sun Apr 04, 01:40:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Anyone over 65, under this plan, will be a burden and drain on the program.

Exactly.

How many of our elderly will have to die before people understand what ObamaKare ultimately is - a form of eugenics?

The cleansing will be done via health-care rationing.

People complain that health-insurance companies ration care right now - and, to an extent, they do. But just wait until the government controls the health care. It will be hideous.

Sun Apr 04, 02:11:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

Since I'm 65, I must think about it.

Sun Apr 04, 04:47:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Greybeard said...

I sleep just fine, thank you.
In 1966 I was conscripted and transported to a facility where I raised my hand and swore that I believed there was something more important than my own sorry ass...
The freedom of my fellow man, my neighbors, and my family. By protecting them, I was protecting me.

It's odd how liberating that is... realizing you could die in defense of such an important principle.
(And believe me I know full well cops now realize it too, so THANK YOU and the others I've come to respect and care for... you know who you are.)

Christians can reflect on the meaning of this day-
The fact that our Lord was also willing to die for something more important than his own life. And with his example, knowing what awaits us all if we accept him, what can defeat us?

Happy Easter BZ.

Sun Apr 04, 05:26:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Rivka said...

I'm too frustrated to comment without going on a 'book rant'.

I don't want to take up most of this comment section spewing my disdain for the left and their incessant desire to rape and pillage the great people of the United States of America. All while smiling saying they care for the elderly, poor and downtrodden. What a bunch of lying thugs.

Sun Apr 04, 06:08:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Chris said...

I understand how the older generation does take a lot of resources in order to keep them alive. Yet, isn't it the younger generations responsibility to take care of the older one? What do we do though? The numbers do show that the elderly need more care than the younger crowd. But what can we do about it? We can't kill off the greatest generation ( and I include EVERY generation older than me, not just the ones in WWII), but we have to do something. I pay into social security, which I'm paying for everyone else to use now, but I might not get mine when I retire. So what do we do BZ? Its an extremely complex issue dealing with morals and reality that we have no answer for.

Sun Apr 04, 06:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Kimberly: thanks; I'll go visit and look.

AOW: if OK continues, I fear many will die or allowed to languish and perish by being purposely and tacitly ignored.

WSF: you and me, my two other brothers, we'd the first on the chopping block.

Though, of course, we'd still be taxed up our asses.

How many Boomers can you kill before you have used up the resource that provides the funding? My, now, THAT'S a conundrum.

Greybeard: I hope it doesn't come to that. But I cannot say our future does not contain some form of mass protest or beyond.

Rivka: true. And the poor, the downtrodden -- ? Just WHO is going to PAY for it all?? Who MAKES money in this nation? In ANY nation?? Is it ANY government that provides actual PROSPERITY for a nation? The answer is: NO.

Chris: and, of course, whatever disdain any current generation has for the elderly will be that held by younger generations for THEM if they are lucky enough to get sufficiently old themselves.

BZ

Sun Apr 04, 07:27:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Greybeard said...

I'd like to address Chris' question.
Your comment about Social Security illuminates the problem, Chris.
SS is, on its face, a "Ponzi Scheme". So long as there were enough people to support it with more income than outgo, it worked. Problem is, in our desire to be generous to all our fellow citizens, we added programs to take more and more out of SS funds, while the numbers of folks contributing to it dwindled. It is now running in the red, and will continue to do so until someone starts infusing a ton of money into it. Even then, its days are numbered.

But the core problem is that we no longer look to family for help. When things go wrong we now have been conditioned to seek help through Government agencies. Families? Heck, some kids have no idea who their Fathers are...
What families? Government has destroyed the concept of "family".

And there's the problem with "reformed" health care. In stead of improving the situation by strengthening families, which would, in my way of thinking, improve citizen's health automatically with better eating/sleeping/lifestyle habits, we are further driving a stake into the idea of "family".

We MUST get back to fundamentals.
We MUST do away with the idea that the answer to all problems is government. That won't be easy. But we are about to see it forced on States like California, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Florida, and others because those States are bankrupt. THERE IS NO MONEY, even for some of the basic Social Services.

And the Federal government is only a few steps behind those problem States. When all the economic problems finally hit the fan, there will be two categories of folks:
Those that saw it coming and prepared,
and victims.
Be one of the prepared, and be prepared to deal with the "victims".

Sun Apr 04, 08:34:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Greybeard: you are absolutely CORRECT. The government has DESTROYED generations of black families and other families by insisting they be PAID and creating monetary INCENTIVES for NOT keeping families solvent and intact! That is unforgivable and despicable.

And you are correct again; force IS coming and it is coming on levels and from directions most in government are purposely avoiding, much to their own detriment.

BZ

Sun Apr 04, 09:02:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Chicago Ray said...

Hope all had a happy Easter and Passover as well/ Have a great week ahead ya'll,

Sun Apr 04, 09:43:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Thanks C.R., you too sir!

BZ

Sun Apr 04, 10:52:00 PM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

The economy has only one side-benefit: bringing the multi-generational family household back as a concept. As children who have gotten married, started to raise a family and been independent with their own homes are finding out - they overextended themselves with the help of lending practices that regulators pushed on the economy since the 1970's.

The 'lockbox' was dissolved in the Johnson Administration, thus there is no 'trust fund' for SSA. At that point it became the cash cow for Congress AND a Ponzi Scheme, simultaneously. By the mid-1980's the end of the scheme was seen in the far off 2030's. Then in the 1990's it was 2020. Two years ago it was 2015. Now it runs in the red, and tomorrow is here. Yet the solution promised by the Right and Left hasn't shown up because there is NO economic solution to SSA.

One of the side-effects of SSA was getting people to depend on it for retirement, meaning they did not invest their funds to grow. And where better to spend it than on home mortgages? That changed with IRAs and then that became the retirement venue of choice and people stopped seeing their home as an investment you live in and, instead, as a profit generator backed by ever rising markets.

Markets don't rise forever.

If the swell headed fools who thought up SSA, Federal Reserve, SEC, FHA, Freddie, Fannie, Sallie and Ginnie couldn't figure out what happens when you put 'nice' practices in place of sound lending... well now we know. You go insolvent and head into bankruptcy.

Do you really want the folks who invented the No Income No Job or Asset loan to be anywhere NEAR health care?

To paraphrase Mark Twain, diets are great, but be careful of following one... you might die of a misprint.

Mon Apr 05, 07:12:00 AM PDT  
Blogger shoprat said...

My parents would both be dead if Obama were president a few years ago.

Mon Apr 05, 09:25:00 AM PDT  

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