Archive for February, 2013

Death Panels & Taxes for Middle Class—It’s Official

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Nobel Prize winning “economist” Paul Krugman spoke in Synagogue in Washington, D.C. last week about the rising national debt.  Krugman was satisfied at President Obama’s lack of concern over the exploding cumulative deficit. However, in a moment of brutal honesty, the esteemed Princeton professor revealed his long term prognosis. According to the professor,

Eventually we do have a problem.

·       the population is getting older

·       health care costs are rising

·       how we’re going to pay for the programs

·       by 2025 something is going to have to give

·       we’re going to need more revenue

·       it will require middle class taxes

·       we won’t be able to pay for the government society wants

·       increasing taxes on the middle class

·       maybe a value added tax on top of income taxes

·       and we’re also going to have to make decisions about health care so the snarky version…which I shouldn’t even say because it will get me in trouble is death panels and sales taxes is how we do this.


Years of accumulating debt and expanding government programs only moves us down the “road to serfdom.” Krugman said the consequence is government confiscation of wealth and government control over health care. Rarely are Leftists so candid in articulating their hopes. “Death panels and sales taxes” is the mantra of those seizing power in the nation founded on the rights of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” What a difference two centuries makes.

Germany’s Obamacare is broke & exporting elderly sick

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Pensioners are being sent to care homes in eastern Europe and Asia in an austerity move dismissed as ‘inhumane deportation’  Growing numbers of elderly and sick Germans are being sent overseas for long-term care in retirement and rehabilitation centres because of rising costs and falling standards in Germany.

The move, which has seen thousands of retired Germans rehoused in homes in eastern Europe and Asia, has been severely criticised by social welfare organisations who have called it “inhumane deportation”.

But with increasing numbers of Germans unable to afford the growing costs of retirement homes, and an ageing and shrinking population, the number expected to be sent abroad in the next few years is only likely to rise. Experts describe it as a “time bomb”.

Germany’s chronic care crisis – the care industry suffers from lack of workers and soaring costs – has for years been mitigated by eastern Europeans migrating to Germany in growing numbers to care for the country’s elderly.  The transfer of old people to eastern Europe is being seen as a new and desperate departure indicating the system is unworkable.

Germany has one of the fastest-ageing populations in the world, and the movement here has implications for other western countries, including Britain & USA, particularly amid fears that austerity measures and rising care costs are potentially undermining standards of residential care.

The Sozialverband Deutschland (VdK), a German socio-political advisory group, said the fact that growing numbers of Germans were unable to afford the costs of a retirement home in their own country sent a huge “alarm signal”. It has called for political intervention.  “We simply cannot let those people who built Germany up to be what it is, who put their backbones into it all their lives, be deported,”. “It is inhumane.”

There are unknown numbers in Spain, Greece and Ukraine. Thailand and the Philippines are also attracting increasing numbers.   According to Germany’s federal bureau of statistics, more than 400,000 senior citizens are currently unable to afford a German retirement home, a figure that is growing by around 5% a year.

But critics of the move have voiced particular worries about patients with dementia, amid concern that they are being sent abroad on the basis that they will not know the difference.   “In particular, people with dementia can find it difficult to orientate themselves in a wholly other culture with a completely different language, because they’re very much living in an old world consisting of their earlier memories,” she said.

“On average each patient is given only around 53 minutes of individual care every day, including feeding them,” she said. “Often there are 40 to 60 residents being looked after by just one carer.”  “There was one woman who had hardly been given anything to eat or drink, and in Slovakia they had to teach her how to swallow again,” he said.

German politicians have shied away from dealing with the subject, largely due to fears of a voter backlash if Germany’s state insurers are seen to be financing care workers abroad to the detriment of the domestic care industry.


USA-Welfare will follow England-Welfare

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013


On the Dole Because He Didn’t Want to Get Up For 8:00 a.m.

Listen to this – it is going viral – the remarkable conversation with an unemployed caller to Julia Hartley-Brewer on LBC to discuss whether benefit cards are a good idea becomes a case study for welfare reform that makes the point more eloquently than any politician’s speech about strivers and shirkers. He revealed that he was recently offered a job, but didn’t want to have to get up at 8:00 in the morning…

It’s a clip from a British radio program and it has gone viral among those of us who see exactly how an excessively-generous welfare state breeds a class of citizens so lazy that, like a parasite, they’re content to live off others.  This is exactly where America is headed under both political parties as they exist today.