Death Panels: Another Obamacare Architect Thinks We Should Die at Age 75

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Right now everyone is talking about how one of the Obamacare architects, Jonathan Gruber, said it was the huge political advantage of a lack of transparency in the bill being written combined with the stupidity of the American voter that got the monstrosity that is Obamacare passed.

As reported on The Daily Sheeple, Gruber said quote:

Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to get the thing to pass

Yeah. That happened. Even left-leaning gatekeeper Snopes had to admit it. Why? It’s on videotape.

Well, another of Obamacare’s architects came out and said something perhaps even more disturbing back in September, in case you missed it.

Rahm Emanuel’s brother Ezekiel, former White House Special Adviser on Obamacare and current Director of Clinical Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health and fellow at the Center for American Progress, wrote a whole op-ed in The Atlantic about why he hopes he dies at 75 because… well, that’s the optimal age to die.

In fact, society would be better off “if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly” and we all die at age 75.

(The Atlantic describes itself as a partner site with the Council on Foreign Relations site, just by the way.)


Wow. Look how happy he is about it, too. Yay, timely (or untimely) death!

Here’s a little snippet of what Ezekiel Emanuel had to say in “Why I Hope to Die at 75: An argument that society and families — and you — will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly” about our optimal age to die:

But here is a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: living too long is also a loss. It renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived. It robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic.

So, about your 90-year-old grandma or your 76-year-old mom?

Sorry. Sad to say, they have lived too long to serve any purpose in the eyes of Emanuel. They are “feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic.” Their age has rendered them automatically unable to contribute anything valuable to society or the world simply by virtue of being alive. Mr. Obamacare bioethics over there says they should both just go die.

In fact, John Nolte at Breitbart referred to the passive-aggressive article, which Emanuel writes supposedly about himself but it really just sounds like he’s making a blanket argument for everyone, as “what decent people would call the mission statement of a death cult” and went on to say it should have been called “Top 15 Reasons No One Over 75 Should Receive Healthcare.”

In addition to the passage above, here are a few other loving statements from one of Obamacare’s architects, which certainly is not in any way (<–that’s sarcasm) a huge argument for prioritizing healthcare  and which essentially includes a laundry list of reasons not to give old people medical coverage.

This is basically the essence of a death panel. And yes, he actually said these things:

  • Half of people 80 and older with functional limitations. A third of people 85 and older with Alzheimer’s. That still leaves many, many elderly people who have escaped physical and mental disability. If we are among the lucky ones, then why stop at 75? Why not live as long as possible?
  • So American immortals may live longer than their parents, but they are likely to be more incapacitated. Does that sound very desirable? Not to me.
  • The American immortal desperately wants to believe in the “compression of morbidity.” … Compression of morbidity is a quintessentially American idea… It promises a kind of fountain of youth until the ever-receding time of death. It is this dream—or fantasy—that drives the American immortal and has fueled interest and investment in regenerative medicine and replacement organs. (Cuz we shouldn’t get those if we’re old?)
  • Living parents also occupy the role of head of the family. They make it hard for grown children to become the patriarch or matriarch.
  • How do we want to be remembered by our children and grandchildren? We wish our children to remember us in our prime. Active, vigorous, engaged, animated, astute, enthusiastic, funny, warm, loving. Not stooped and sluggish, forgetful and repetitive, constantly asking “What did she say?” We want to be remembered as independent, not experienced as burdens.
  • Of course, our children won’t admit it. They love us and fear the loss that will be created by our death. And a loss it will be. A huge loss. They don’t want to confront our mortality, and they certainly don’t want to wish for our death. But even if we manage not to become burdens to them, our shadowing them until their old age is also a loss.
  • And leaving them—and our grandchildren—with memories framed not by our vivacity but by our frailty is the ultimate tragedy.

The guy also goes on and on about how horribly decrepit people get as they get older. To quote Breitbart again, “Emanuel even includes a monstrous but brightly colored graph that is meant to tell anyone over 75 that their ‘last contribution’ to society likely occurred more than a decade ago. Good God.”

Did you know you don’t even really contribute to society past age 65? Emanuel also points out that, “The average age at which Nobel Prize–winning physicists make their discovery is 48.” So? And? How is that proof no one does anything of value later on in their life?

Emanuel went so far as to say, “Even if we aren’t demented, our mental functioning deteriorates as we grow older… It is not just mental slowing. We literally lose our creativity.”

Wow. Literally lose our creativity? All of it? Zero creativity after 75?

Guess that means all of these actors are too old, feeble, robbed of creativity and ability to contribute to work, society and the world to continue to live according to Ezekiel Emanuel:

Morgan Freeman (age 77)
Clint Eastwood (age 84)
Judi Dench (age 79)
Jack Nicholson (age 77)
Dustin Hoffman (age 77)
Gene Hackman (age 84)
Betty White (age 92)
Robert Duvall (age 83)
Michael Caine (age 81)
Sean Connery (age 84)
Mel Brooks (age 88)
Sidney Poitier (age 87)
Gena Rowlands (age 84)
Max von Sydow (age 85)
Ed Asner (age 84)

Robert De Niro is 71, so according to Mr. Emanuel, he’s got four good years left before he should go. Uh oh, Al Pacino turns 75 in April, so…

Yeah. I know how ridiculous that list I just typed is, but it is simply to illustrate a point about the disgusting, heartless bureaucrats running the show in this country.

Ezekiel Emanuel is only 57. We’ll see if he takes his own advice in another 18 years.

Oh, and by the way, how old is David Rockefeller these days? Ninety nine and counting? You don’t say…

In the meantime, people keep debating whether or not Obamacare includes death panels or will lead to death panels in the future. If this Obamacare architect’s op-ed isn’t a raging public service announcement for death panels (complete with a graph and everything!), I’m not sure what is.

They might not openly call it a death panel, but what do you think it means when bureaucrats like this guy argue that life-saving or even life-extending medical procedures like medical screenings or joint replacements are withheld from older folks simply because they are old and it isn’t “cost effective” according to the system?

(Whatever the hell that phrase “cost effective” even means to a government that’s $17 trillion in debt and just keeps finding a reason to go to even more wars…)

In the meantime, my dad died a few months ago. All of a sudden, just like that. He was only 63. Do you think I wouldn’t give anything to have him here for another 12 years? More than 12? Do you think I ever once thought of my dad as a creativity-less “burden” who doesn’t contribute to society as he got older? Do you think him being 75, 85 or even 95 would’ve suddenly made me love him so little I stop valuing him as a human being?

What a bunch of evil psychopaths we have running the show. I agree with John Nolte over at Breitbart: These Obamacare death cultists can all go straight to Hell.

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  • Maddog

    “Ezekiel Emanuel is only 57. We’ll see if he takes his own advice in another 18 years.”
    If he makes it that long. Hope he gets EVERYTHING he deserves.

  • Mike

    We could just do like the Logan’s Run novel… Everyone dies at 21.

  • Loisteehee

    Emanuel has the common sense and knowledge of an empty can of dog food. Let’s hope he dies before he turns 75.

  • curenado

    Some people are so desperate they lose all sight of taste, class and faking sanity. This bs clown is more than welcome to rid us of another one of him at 75, but like all dems – he didn’t mean him!

  • Rogoraeck

    Emanuel’s brother Ezekiel, former White House Special Adviser on
    Obamacare and current Director of Clinical Bioethics at the National
    Institutes of Health and fellow at the Center for American Progress,
    wrote a whole op-ed in The Atlantic about why he hopes he dies at 75
    because – See more at:
    Emanuel’s brother Ezekiel, former White House Special Adviser on
    Obamacare and current Director of Clinical Bioethics at the National
    Institutes of Health and fellow at the Center for American Progress,
    wrote a whole op-ed in The Atlantic about why he hopes he dies at 75
    because – See more at:

  • Mike

    Well when he turns 75 all he has to do is come to my house, I will gladly make his wish come true.

  • mirageseekr

    My first thought was of Kissinger and Rockefeller as well. By the way how old is Cheney the mass murderer now and how much have the good tax payers spent on the organ usually called a heart for him? (sorry I just can’t call it a heart in his case). I have a thought…..Instead of killing off all the old people why don’t we kill off all the psychopaths and sociopaths immediately? It is for the betterment of mankind right? No more wars, no more theft by corporations. etc…. But here is the thing, assholes like this do not follow any rules they set for us. Bill Gates Mr. population control himself has 3 children, if he really believed what he preaches then why didn’t he stop after the one child that he wants to dictate to others? No, assholes like this just want you to believe that they follow the same rules or that they have some benevolent plan to help the poor masses while they inject them with poison vaccines to sterilize, maim and kill them. Wake up people!!!! If they have been caught red handed poisoning and bombing innocent people around the globe what makes you think they give a fuck about you? It’s just not your turn yet but it will be one day soon.

  • M Fr Nch

    If there are people who wish to stick their nose into others lives and say when they should die, then to gain some sorely missed credibility these folks need to suicide right now, on air. Otherwise there is a nice little war going on and I can only hope large numbers of them lose, but not in a nice simple way if you get my meaning.
    Our gov, schools, corps, and businesses are mostly populated with the worst examples of bipedal beings ever allowed out among the public. We need to put them back into their rubber rooms for life. There is no cure for their psychopathology and we have no need to allow our families to be threatened or worse by this flotsam and scum.
    Maybe you can begin to understand we are becoming a shithole of a country and only a very concerted and meaningful approach to the removal of this group will do anything to fix some of what is wrong. If sheep get caught in the cross fire that is too bad, we cannot save everyone.

  • jim_robert

    I am a dual US/Canadian citizen, and have lived half my life under both systems. All I can say is leftists are soon going to find out exactly why Nancy Pelosi exempted herself and her cronies from her own legislation! And yes, death panels will be coming – they’ll just give them a nicer name to fool the “Yes we can/Yes we have no bananas’ chanters. In fact, they already have them in Canada. Proof? Here you are:

    B.C. Liberals to cut over 6,000 surgeries
    From the Naitonal Post(formerly Financial Post)

    Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009

    VANCOUVER — Vancouver patients needing neurosurgery, treatment for vascular diseases and other medically necessary procedures will wait longer for care as their health authority prepares to cut over 6,000 surgeries under the B.C.

    The story is longer, but basically a lot of people were CUT OFF and will not get the treatment they need, and WILL DIE. It just won’t be reported as such.

    Of course, in the socialist workers’ paradise, as Orwell said, “We’ll all be equal -only some of us will be ‘more equal’ then the others” – so I expect the leftist cronies will be fine. You, dear reader and gullible Obama voter, WILL NOT BE.

  • oldranger68

    I will gladly assist him, and brother Rahm, to exit at 75. Should they, or either one of them, wish to exit even earlier, I’m here for them.

  • Ezekiel is an idiot! There are many people who contribute in one form or another after 75… With the advance of medicine, the understanding of health and how the body works and ages, it will not be long before 75 becomes the new 50. But that is not his point… His point is over crowding… The idea that these elitist morons have the right to decide or plan who lives and dies is inhuman as much as it is criminal. While I can agree that common sense says we should not over crowd our planet and our resources who do not do it by mass murdering your fellow humans and compromising your own ethics, moral, and faith! Better education and practices on birth control or prevention should do it over the next 100-200 years. No to mention as we acquire the ability to travel the stars and find other planets to live on or the ability to build large habitats. The future could be exciting instead of nightmarish like he and many others are wanting….

    • I will say, that if he truly believes in his foolish rhetoric beliefs, it will be interesting to see if he ends his own life at 75 – or if he will turn out to be one of those – DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO people.

  • Phil

    I am willing to loan him a gun and give him a round for his 75 birthday. I would also be willing to paint a bullseye on his forehead so he can insert the bullet in the right location.

  • WhoIsDaveGalt

    Ezekiel Emanuel is only 57? From his picture, I thought he was past 75 already. He should be hoping he MAKES it to 75.

  • Tatiana Covington

    Instead of suffering aging, get rid of it. Learn how to slow, stop, reverse, and prevent it. Instead of being senile and decrepit at 80 or 90, be vigorous and robust at 200 +.

    Go Alcor!