We closed on the re-fi yesterday morning, and anything that breaks my routine REALLY breaks my routine. Never did get back to the computer during the day with enough time to concentrate on anything – the ol man has priority when he’s home, and he’s home all day with this new shift. By the time I’m alone with my computer, I’m too tired/frazzled/lazy to do any more than read other blogs and listen to a ballgame.
Today I got up early (I take Fosomax generic every Wednesday) and am using the time between that and my first allowed cup of coffee/bowl of cereal to link to Dr. Sowell at JewishWorldReview.com. In light of the topic of Dr. Sowell’s column, it seems fitting to give you that bit of ‘healthcare’ information. The brilliant folks who gave you Free Government Health Care are going to do some things that will surprise SO many trusting Americans.
Two excerpts from “A Duty to Die”:
This is more than just an idea discussed around a seminar table. Already the government-run medical system in Britain is restricting what medications or treatments it will authorize for the elderly. Moreover, it seems almost certain that similar attempts to contain runaway costs will lead to similar policies when American medical care is taken over by the government.
Make no mistake about it, letting old people die is a lot cheaper than spending the kind of money required to keep them alive and well. If a government-run medical system is going to save any serious amount of money, it is almost certain to do so by sacrificing the elderly.
Back in the days of Aunt Nance Ann, nobody in our family had ever gone to college. Indeed, none had gone beyond elementary school. Apparently you need a lot of expensive education, sometimes including courses on ethics, before you can start talking about “a duty to die.”
When do you suppose The Goverment “Health” Care czars will decide that I’ve spent enough time on Earth, that my usefulness is far past its due date, that access to medications and treatments for me would be using more than my ‘fair’ share and I should just go on and die quietly, for the sake of the younger generations, y’know?