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Palin Slams Debt Panel’s Proposal In Op-Ed

December 14, 2010 by  

Palin slams debt panel's proposal in op-edIn a Dec. 10 op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin condemned the recent recommendations made by a bipartisan commission that aim to reduce the national debt.

The former governor of Alaska called the report "a disappointment" and claimed the proposal "implicitly endorses the use of 'death panel'-like rationing" of healthcare funds. Recommendations on reducing the Federal deficit were released last month by President Barack Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, which is co-chaired by Democrat Erskine Bowles and Republican Alan Simpson.

Palin argued that the plan leaves Obama's healthcare laws intact, which she believes will lead to a "public option being introduced by the backdoor." She warned that the proposal would allow for "bureaucrats, not medical professionals" to serve as "the ultimate arbiters of what types of treatment will (and especially will not) be reimbursed under Medicare."

She praised the deficit reduction plan made by Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), which would replace Obamacare with a new system that would give citizens greater control of their own healthcare spending.

According to media reports, the bipartisan commission has urged senior administration officials to incorporate a sweeping debt-reduction proposal early next year. Bowles and Simpson said a deal with Congress should be reached quickly to avoid a political showdown, because some Republicans have threatened a government shutdown if Obama and Democrats do not agree on aggressive spending cuts.

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