Deconstructing Sarah Palin’s LAUGHABLE Wall Street Journal Opinion Piece on Health Care
September 10, 2009 16 Comments
“Even Gov. Palin in the essay that, I don’t know, she wrote herself” – the official wryly continued, drawing laughter from reporters – “as she considered all of the complexities of this issue, acknowledged at the front end that there is a significant health care crisis. That alone is important,” Obama Administration Official, September 9, 2009.
ATLANTA— That dingbat from the north, Sarah Palin, is up to it again. That backwoods, Facebook provocateur (as some have called her) has dared to wade yet again into the health care debate, offering an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal in which she dares to criticize the proposals of her intellectual superior, Barack Obama. Being the ideological progressives that we are, let’s deconstruct this ill-bred and ill-educated demogague’s opinion piece and expose it for the lying lie that we instinctively know that it is.
In that piece, Mrs. Palin, says “Common sense tells us that the government’s attempts to solve large problems more often create new ones.” Laughable! Look at the $1.8 trillion 2009 government deficit caused by government bailouts and Mr. Obama’s stimulus package. This is a shining example of the government taking on larger problems without creating a new one! Don’t you agree??
Mrs. Palin goes on to suggest that “common sense also tells us that a top-down, one-size-fits-all plan will not improve the workings of a nationwide health-care system that accounts for one-sixth of our economy.” Lying lie! She need only to look at the economic success of the communist giants of the 20th century and those south of our borders today in Cuba and Venezuela. They are prime examples of the robust strength of centrally planned economic systems. These countries show the amazing capacity of intellectual elites to rightly set prices, predict demand, provide adequate supply and eliminate poverty and suffering, all while giving their people unimagined freedoms and protecting them from immoral rationing. What is Mrs. Palin talking about by criticizing top-down, one-size-fits-all economics?
Mrs. Palin attacks the government for “waste and inefficiency” and “unwarranted subsidies.” She goes on to say that this new program will exacerbate, not solve, our current problems. Ridiculous! She must be confused by the flashy colors in the graph prepared by the nonpartistan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) below, which projects massive and unending federal deficits under Barack Obama’s spending plans. Ignore the nonpartisan actuaries- they lie too! After all, Nancy Pelosi says we can lower costs and increase the access to and availability of care. That’s what matters.
And Mrs. Palin dares mention “death panels” again in her piece. Lies, absolute lies! When Barack Obama says he is going to squeeze out MediCare costs by establishing a panel of experts working outside of normal political channels to “guide decisions” around care for the elderly and chronically ill, he is talking about something else altogether. Can’t you tell? …death panels. Puh!
Mrs. Palin ends her article by saying she would change healthcare by doing the following: “giving all individuals the same tax benefits received by those who get coverage through their employers; providing Medicare recipients with vouchers that allow them to purchase their own coverage; reforming tort laws to potentially save billions each year in wasteful spending; and changing costly state regulations to allow people to buy insurance across state lines. Rather than another top-down government plan, let’s give Americans control over their own health care.”
Laughable! That sounds wrong- isn’t it obvious why that plan is just wrong? We’re progressives- we don’t need to hear about these things. Mrs. Palin is a lying, liar. So that plan is just a bunch of lies. We don’t need to consider it.
Mrs. Palin doesn’t have an Ivy League education and hasn’t spent much time in elite, left-leaning intellectual circles. Accordingly, how can she possibly understand the needs and wants of the American middle class?
Instead of scaring the American people into believing her and following her ideas for reform, Mrs. Palin needs to shut up, grab a plate of moose meat, and watch Barack Obama. Barack will lecture us on how we need to put aside scare tactics and follow his plan, otherwise our country will go bankrupt and countless numbers of our people will die needlessly.
Get out of the way, Sarah Palin. You’re not smart enough for this debate!