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Paul Krugman Recommends ‘Death Panels’ to Help Balance Budget

Paul Krugman Recommends ‘Death Panels’ to Help Balance Budget
November 14, 2010 by Noel Sheppard

Although he was likely taking a swipe at former governor Sarah Palin with the reference, Paul Krugman on Sunday recommended “death panels” as a means of helping to balance the federal budget.

In a Roundtable discussion on ABC’s “This Week,” the New York Times columnist said of what recently came out of the President’s deficit commission, “Some years down the pike, we’re going to get the real solution, which is going to be a combination of death panels and sales taxes”

*****Update: Sensing he may have opened up a can of worms, Krugman posted a rather hapless clarification at his blog Sunday.

*****Update II: Our good friend Gary Hall reminds us in the comments section that former Clinton labor secretary Robert Reich made a similar observation back in 2007:

We’re going to have to, if you’re very old, we’re not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you maybe going for another couple of months. It’s too expensive…so we’re going to let you die.

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