Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Palin Lie Exposed

In case someone how you missed the statement by Governor Quitter on the health care bill, she said this:

"The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care," the former Republican vice presidential candidate wrote.

The only small problem is that is a complete and total falsehood. Follow this link for some actual factual information.

Here's an important part of the questions and answers from the story:

Q: Does the health care legislation bill promote "mercy killing," or euthanasia?

A: No.

Q: Then what's all the fuss about?

A: A provision in the House bill written by Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., would allow Medicare to pay doctors for voluntary counseling sessions that address end-of-life issues. The conversations between doctor and patient would include living wills, making a close relative or a trusted friend your health care proxy, learning about hospice as an option for the terminally ill, and information about pain medications for people suffering chronic discomfort.

The sessions would be covered every five years, more frequently if someone is gravely ill.

Why is Governor Quitter spouting this crap along with other Republicans? It seems to me they know they can't defeat the health care bill by using facts so they have to resort to distortions and out right lies.

This seems to be the pattern of the Republicans these days. Bankrupt of any ideas all they can say is no. All they can do is try and take the moral high ground on an issue that has no basis in fact.

Each time I hear one of them speak especially Governor Quitter, I am so glad and thankful that Barak Obama is the President of the United States.

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