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marv
07-22-2009, 08:25 AM
...worth a very big DUH!

http://www.thefoxnation.com/president-obama/2009/07/21/obama-let-them-eat-painkillers

Gingersnap
07-22-2009, 09:51 AM
I saw this yesterday and thought it was an unbelievable gaffe. The context was about giving a pacemaker to an elderly woman who subsequently still alive 5 years later at the age of 105. Painkillers would not have kept that woman alive over 5 years.

His remarks might have made some vague sense in the context of surgery for back pain. Even then, most people acknowledge that chronic use of painkillers is responsible for a lot of addiction among law abiding citizens.

He probably should have just told the truth: under the public option, people over 50 and children under 5 will be low priority patients for invasive or expensive treatment and will be restricted to cheaper "alternatives".

PoliCon
07-22-2009, 10:26 AM
I saw this yesterday and thought it was an unbelievable gaffe. The context was about giving a pacemaker to an elderly woman who subsequently still alive 5 years later at the age of 105. Painkillers would not have kept that woman alive over 5 years.

His remarks might have made some vague sense in the context of surgery for back pain. Even then, most people acknowledge that chronic use of painkillers is responsible for a lot of addiction among law abiding citizens.

He probably should have just told the truth: under the public option, people over 50 and children under 5 will be low priority patients for invasive or expensive treatment and will be restricted to cheaper "alternatives".

unless they have the proper connections of course.