RUSH: We’ve been going back to the archives. If you’re just joining us, we have been going back to the archives of previous programs as far back as 16 years ago to demonstrate the Democrat reaction to the new Republican budget that Paul Ryan presented yesterday. It’s nothing new. They always claim that people are gonna die, old people, kids, whatever, Republican budgets kill people when in fact if anybody’s gonna die because of government action in this country, it’s gonna be because of Obamacare and death panels. Now, I want to take you back to June 24th, 2009, ABC had a primetime special, questions for the president, Prescription for America.
A member of the audience, Jane Sturm, had a question. She said, “My mother is now over 105. But at 100, the doctors said to her, ‘I can’t do anything more unless you have a pacemaker.’ I said, ‘Go for it.’ She said, ‘Go for it.’ But the specialist said, ‘No, she’s too old.’ But when the other specialist saw her and saw her joy of life, he said, ‘I’m going for it.’ That was over five years ago. … Outside the medical criteria for prolonging life for somebody who is elderly, is there any –” keep in mind what we’ve got here. We have an American citizen asking the president of the United States, “– is there any consideration that can be given for a certain spirit, a certain joy of living, a quality of life, or is it just a medical cutoff at a certain age?” She is asking Obama essentially whether or not under his plan, her mother would be allowed to live, would be allowed to get a pacemaker, because the government is going to have the power to decide whether or not her mother got one. Here’s what Obama said.
OBAMA: I don’t think that we can make judgments based on people’s spirit. That would be a pretty subjective decision to be making. I think we have to have rules that say that we are going to provide good, quality care for all people. End-of-life care is one of the most difficult sets of decisions that we’re going to have to make. But understand that those decisions are already being made in one way or another. If they’re not being made under Medicare and Medicaid, they’re being made by private insurers. At least we can let doctors know and your mom know that, you know what, maybe this isn’t going to help. Maybe you’re better off not having the surgery but taking the painkiller.
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RUSH: If anybody dies because of government action in this country, it will not be because of Republican budgets. It will be because of Barack Obamacare, the health care law that is now the unconstitutional health law of the land.
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