Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Euthanizing A Zombie Lie

The "Obamacare will murder old people!" lie is pernicious and pretty reprehensible, but it doesn't stop willfully ignorant GOP lawmakers from flat out lying to people just to try to kill the bill.

Yes, Republicans are pro-life because Democrats will kill our senior citizens! Soylent Green is made of old people!

Here's the reality.
According to the bill, 'such consultation shall include the following: An explanation by the practitioner of advance care planning, including key questions and considerations, important steps, and suggested people to talk to; an explanation by the practitioner of advance directives, including living wills and durable powers of attorney, and their uses; an explanation by the practitioner of the role and responsibilities of a health care proxy.'"
You can get end-of-life counseling if you want to discuss it with your doctor. Medicare will for the first time cover counseling for this difficult decision if you want to seek it. Medicare will cover one such session every five years should you want to consult with a professional counselor, if you become ill, Medicare will pay for more such sessions.

These are voluntary services you can request. You don't ever have to do it if you don't want to.

But somehow, airheaded morons like Rep. Foxx here has changed this into "Democrats want guaranteed euthanasia in the bill." It's vile, repugnant stuff. The woman should be censured, if not booted out of office for such a blatant lie.

But of course, nothing will happen to her, and the lie will just continue to grow. Pam Spaulding has more. Like me, Pam finds Virginia Foxx to be an embarassment to NC. As it is, I grew up in NC-10, home of The Odious Patrick McHenry. Seems NC-5 has just as bad a problem.

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