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Krugman: “Death panels” and “sales taxes” is how to solve national debt

Nobel Prize winning “economist” Paul Krugman spoke at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C. last week and offered a sinister solution to the economic reality facing our nation. During the question and answer session following the lecture, an audience member asked him about the rising national debt, and “death panels” was his answer.

Earlier in the evening, Krugman had already vocalized his satisfaction at President Obama’s apparent 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. That the population is getting older, health care costs are rising… there is this question of how we’re going to pay for the programs. The year 2025, the year 2030, something is going to have to give… … We’re going to need more revenue… Surely it will require some sort of middle class taxes as well… We won’t be able to pay for the kind of government the society will want without some increase in taxes… on the middle class, maybe a value added tax… And we’re also going to have to make decisions about health care, doc pay for health care that has no demonstrated medical benefits. 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.” As Krugman crudely surmised, 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.

 

Comments

Comments

  1. Doug Geffner says:

    SARAH PALIN WAS RIGHT ON WHEN SHE MADE HER ASSERTION.
    THERE WILL BE DEATH PANELS (AT LEAST ACCORDING TO KRUGMAN THAT EVIL SON OF A BUCK)…….

  2. I’m 77 and spent more than 40 of them in health insurance there is NOTHING! I DO NOT KNOW OR UNDERSTAND ABOUT IT. NOI ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO IT!THE COST HAS BEEN GOING UP and UP FOR MY LIFE….FEE FOR SERVICE IS PART OF THE PROBLEM THE PATIENT IS AN OTHER..the COMMONWEALTH OF MASS.TRYED FOR DECADES TO CONTROL IT AND ONLYP ARCIALLY SUCCESSIFULL…FOR GENERATIONS MOST FELT IT WAS NOT!!INSUABLE;CONSEQUENTLY MOST INSU NOT!! SELL IT….NOW WE ARE SUPPOSSED TO THINK THE” FEDS “WHO CAN NOT EVEN CLEAN UP AFTER A STORM REGARDLESS WHO’S THE PRESIDENT? ? PLEASE …..

  3. Holmes says:

    So I, a fifty year-old male, after paying to keep that Ponzi scheme afloat for 50-odd years, will have the plug pulled on me when it’s my turn for benefits?

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