Headlines I Wish I Hadn’t Seen

New York Times editorial page finally notices: President Obama can order people killed.

CBO: seven million will lose insurance under Obama health law.

U.S. drone kills 16-year-old born in Denver; parents say he wasn’t a terrorist.

More people are getting hospice care — but they are getting it for only a few days and often, only after highly aggressive care near the end of life, including multiple hospitalizations and stays in intensive care units.

Only 49.3 percent of economics professors oppose increasing the minimum wage — proving that a lot of economists don’t believe in economics.

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  1. Tyrus says:

    “U.S. drone kills 16-year-old born in Denver; parents say he wasn’t a terrorist.”

    – The power of the President has been growing at an alarming rate!

  2. Greg says:

    It took the New York Times a while. They thought the assasination of Bin Laden was fine and dandy.

  3. Evan Carr says:

    It is a shame that the Obama Adminstration will not explain to the American people how targeted drone attacks on American people are justified. Even a judge thinks it is an “alice-in-wonderland…catch-22″

  4. Gabriel Odom says:

    Greg, Bin Laden wasn’t an American citizen. He is not afforded due process under the U.S. Constitution.

  5. H. James Prince says:

    This I find intriguing – from the Hospice article:
    “You have to ask, did I do the family a service by having them admitted [to Hospice] for the last 12 hours of life?”

    I wonder, if the family themselves were asked to pay for these costs, how much money would they be willing to spend to keep their loved one alive for one more day?

    We hear anecdotes of parents who have lost children, that they would give “anything” to have one more day with their child. Do we regard one day at the end of a long life with the same value? Does the patient?

  6. Angel says:

    “U.S. drone kills 16-year-old born in Denver; parents say he wasn’t a terrorist.”

    This is quite a shame. I would have expected more uproar from the American public these past few days but I don’t sense much. When is the public going to have enough? It is very dangerous to give the government power to “kill” its own citizens in the name of protection against “terrorism.” I’m sure most of us would agree on that?

  7. Sadat says:

    Extracted from the article: Overall, the new health provisions are expected to cost the government $1.165 trillion over the next decade — the same as last year’s projection. With other spending cuts and tax increases called for in the health law, though, CBO still says Mr. Obama’s signature achievement will reduce budget deficits in the short term.

    This is an interesting complication, I am not surprised by employers dropping coverage for their workers because of the costs. But could having individuals being responsible over their own private policy be all that bad.