Newt Gingrich Affirms Sarah Palin's Concern About ObamaCare's Potential "Death Panel" - Video 8/9/09
Here is video today of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on This Week standing up for former Gov. Sarah Palin's statement that she does not want to turn over decisions about life and death matters to "Obama's Death Panel," referring to Government Bureaucrats who could have the final say as to what treatments or procedures are "appropriate" for people to get.
George Stephanopoulos asked Gingrich what he thought about her comment as if he expected Gingrich to repudiate it. Gingrich did not. Stephanopoulose seemed disbelieving when Gingrich said that Palin's concern is well-founded since the brother of the President's Chief of Staff has advocated rationing care from those who are too old or too sick to justify spending huge amounts of money on. Stephanopoulos argued that such ideas are not in the plan, but Gingrich pointed out that the "plan" sets up all kinds of new agencies and could easily be manipulated into a kind of passive "euthanasia" when people with such views have power and influence in the Government.