Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Barney, Fannie, Freddie and Death Panels

In his role as Congressional "Rabbi" for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, Barney Frank has been credited/blamed for many of our current fiscal problems. His recent announcement that he wouldn't be seeking a 17th term may be surprising, but it's his take on ObamneyCare© Death Panels that really hits home:

"Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Barney Frank announced on Tuesday his support for the repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board [aka Death Panels] ... became the 12th Democrat, and the 212th member of the House, to co-sponsor ... Rep. Phil Roe’s bill aimed at repealing the [them]."

While much of the focus has been on the (Evil) Mandate, the IPAB/Death Panel has managed to fly somewhat under the radar. Without it, though, there are few (if any) provisions in ObamneyCare© that directly address the cost of health care, not just the availability of health insurance.

Good times, good times.
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