“No Man’s life liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session”.

- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Monday, July 12, 2010

Berwick's Recess Appointment As Healthcare Rationer-In-Chief

Wasn't Wonderboy's administration supposed to be the nation's most transparent ever?

So why the recess appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick to head Medicare and Medicaid? What's transparent about ducking a Senate confirmation hearing?

This little episode reconfirms that Wonderboy is, in fact, just another political hack who lies to project the image he desires.

In this case, it's obvious why Berwick was a recess appointment. With quotes like this, you understand why the administration couldn't risk a public hearing about Berwick,

"The decision is not whether or not we will ration care- the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open."

"The primary functions of heath regulation is "to constrain decentralized, individual decision making" and "to weigh public welfare against the choices of private consumers."

That last passage, from the Wall Street Journal, means individual control and choice over health care is gone. In Berwick's world, you are just a cog in society's centralized health care calculations.

Welcome to Orwell's world of 1984, etc.

Berwick idolizes Britain's socialized, public health care system, saying,

"I love it...such a seductress...a global treasure."

Another Wonderboy campaign promise broken. Another big lie revealed.

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