So the picture to the right appeared this morning on Digg. I must say, this little piece of rhetoric from the right has gone beyond the traditional rhetoric of the free market, and into something a little bit more crazy.
The pamphlet is distributed by a lobby group, LaRouche Political Action Comittee. LaRouche has cited that the US health system reforms proposed by Obama and his cabinet are akin to the eugenics programs of the Nazi Party in the lead up to and druing the second world war. Their justification (based on my understanding of this video)
- The German eugenics program pre-world war two involved a panel of experts to decide who was clinically unfit to foster the German people. Obama's new healthcare will be streamlined and rationing decisions will be made by a panel of experts (because of limited resources and a large distribution problems). The existence of this panel of experts, much like the panel of experts in Hitler's regime means Obama is evidently a facist.
- The creation of an independent board of experts to oversee health reforms is beyond congressional oversight, and thus is the sign of a dictator.