I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. The leftists (those folks that many misname as liberals or progressives) don’t have a clue about “fairness”.
What’s my evidence this time?
“It’s been almost a year,” Michelle said back on February 8, 2011 [ref].
I sincerely congratulate President Obama on the significant accomplishment of quitting smoking. There are many people who are never able to kick the habit. Hopefully he’s kicked it for good.
Unfortunately, one habit that Obama hasn’t kicked — and isn’t even trying to kick — is that of lying.
Reported by Fox News on 2013-10-10
A classroom of 14 and 15-year-old Illinois high school students was assigned the task of deciding the fate of ten fictional characters in an exercise that critics called a lesson in death panels…. The lesson involves 10 people who are in desperate need of kidney dialysis…. But there’s a problem. The local hospital only has enough machines to support six patients.
There was a time in America when the obvious answer to such a “dilemma” was to harness the power of capitalism and build more dialysis machines. In a Socialist world, however, the reality is shortages of just about everything, and, ultimately, yes, death panels. But, putting aside that stark eventuality, I can’t help but wonder why we can’t just focus on teaching kids, the four R’s: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and RESPECT — especially respect for human life and liberty.
Obama’s reply danced around Romney’s accusation: “this … unelected board that we’ve created — what this is, is a group of health care experts, doctors, et cetera, to figure out how we can reduce the cost of care in the system overall.” [ref]
How do you reduce the cost of care? You ration it. You “tell people, ultimately, what kind of treatments they can have.”
Instead of joining us on the right side of history, all the Republicans can come up with is, “slow down, stop everything, let’s start over.” If you think you’ve heard these same excuses before, you’re right. When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who dug in their heels and said “slow down, it’s too early, things aren’t bad enough.”