Friday, November 13, 2009

Fiscal discipline in the age of Obama 

How do you spend an extra $210 billion just like that and simultaneously claim you are cutting spending? With a "rule."

Doctors, apparently, are willing to sell the Democrats the rope to hang them by.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Nov 13, 08:22:00 AM:

The same "fix" failed to get to a vote in the Senate, so this is nowhere until after the Senate passes DemocratCare. Then they'll bring it back up in the Senate.  

By Anonymous tyree, at Fri Nov 13, 10:24:00 AM:

And remember, some doctors are will to sell the government the rope. Others are not. The beauty of big, uncaring bureaucracies is that millions of pesky citizens can be distilled into one board of directors. The AMA has not done a good job of representing doctors for decades and decades.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Nov 13, 10:57:00 AM:

Believe me, the vast majority of physicians, myself included, cannot stand the government being involved in health care. That is why the AMA should not be cited as an organization that represents all physicians.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Nov 13, 11:19:00 AM:

tyree is right on. For far too long, doctors haven't fought back against state legislatures tyranny over insurance and abdication of responsibility for the rise of the tort bar. Doctors should have led those political fights, but didn't.  

By Blogger Georgfelis, at Fri Nov 13, 01:36:00 PM:

Answer: The same way my wife can come home from the store with an entire carload of "stuff" and claim she saved money by hitting all the sales.  

By Blogger JPMcT, at Fri Nov 13, 06:56:00 PM:

I got a blast e-mail from the American College of Surgeons yesterday asking me to call Eric Cantor and support this damnable bill.

This, after I sent a full page e-letter the day before to the College condemning their support of this legal charade.

In effect we are being bribed with our own money!!

My attitude about the yearly medicare cuts to physicians is simple: BRING IT ON!!!

After a couple of years with no doctors signed up for Medicare, maybe a little spark will light up inside the empty cranial cavities of these poltroons.  

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