Since it has recently been revealed that the President has stealthily resurrected the hideous 'death panels', as part of his new medicare regulations, I've decided to post the following tidbit:
In March of 2008, while campaigning in the state of Oregon, then-Presidential candidate was asked by a local newspaper about his views on physician-assisted suicide; Oregon voters narrowly approved a measure to legalize the ghastly procedure.
Obama, the master politician, who is is always heedful to express his views ambiguously, in order to cloak both his true feeling and his extreme left-wing agenda, replied:
"I am in favor of palliative medicine in circumstances where someone is terminally ill... I'm mindful of the legitimate interests of states to prevent a slide from palliative treatments into euthanasia. On the other hand, I think that the people of Oregon did a service for the country in recognizing that as the population gets older we've got to think about issues of end-of-life care."
As I've noted several times in the past:
In an interview with the New York Times in April of 2009, President Obama expressed concern over the huge costs of end-of-life care, saying:
"I actually think that the tougher issue around medical care... is what you do around things like end-of-life care... I mean, the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health care bill out here!"