RUSH: This is from Bloomberg. This is not some wacko conspiracy website. This is Bloomberg: “Americans Are Dying Younger, Saving Corporations Billions — Life expectancy gains have stalled. The grim silver lining? Lower pension costs.” Ready for this?
“Steady improvements in American life expectancy have stalled, and more Americans are dying at younger ages. But for companies straining under the burden of their pension obligations, the distressing trend could have a grim upside: If people don’t end up living as long as they were projected to just a few years ago, their employers ultimately won’t have to pay them as much in pension and other lifelong retirement benefits.
“In 2015, the American death rate — the age-adjusted share of Americans dying — rose slightly for the first time since 1999. And over the last two years, at least 12 large companies, from Verizon to General Motors, have said recent slips in mortality improvement –” See, from their perspective mortality improvement is more people dying sooner “– recent slips in mortality improvement have led them to reduce their estimates for how much they could owe retirees by upward of a combined $9.7 billion, according to a Bloomberg analysis of company filings.”
So in order to save — and I think when you look at Obamacare and the death panels, there might be a hidden explanation here for why there was such support for Obamacare in some of the strangest precincts. In order to save the pensions and entitlement programs in heavy Democrat states and cities, they’re gonna use the death panels that are inherent in Obamacare, deny certain people health coverage on the basis of the theory that, “Hey, you know what? You’ve seen the most days of your life. They’re behind you. And you don’t have very many in front of you. There’s other sick people out there much younger than you, and the cost-benefit analysis tells us it makes much more sense to invest in them getting well than in you getting well. So here’s a little pill Obama described that we would be giving you, here’s the pill and just zone out until you meet your maker.”
I’m not making this story up. Americans are dying younger, saving corporations billions. Now, if Americans are randomly dying younger and that is saving people billions, do you think there are people thinking about how maybe we can increase this happening without depending on the randomness? If the random death rate is increasing and saving us X, imagine if we can increase the death rate to save us even more, in which case what would they do to make that happen?
Well, you would support doctor-assisted suicide. You would support euthanasia. You would support any number of things, health benefits that require death panels in Obamacare, for example.