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. Such a system is downright evil.
That's right, Obama is planning to create secret "Death Panels" that will deny coverage to the elderly and handicapped based purely on eugenicist principles. And then she links to the Queen of Loony Tunes herself, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, to lend credence to her distorted interpretations of Obamacare. Nice try Sarah. They're going to love you on The View and Fox and Friends.
What we keep hearing from the right is mere opposition for the sake of opposition. Where are the substantive criticisms of HR 3200? Why isn't anyone asking about medical malpractice reform? Or student loan subsidization to encourage medical students to go into primary care medicine (and not the loan forgiveness written into the bill as it stands now where you are obligated to go to underserved areas, i.e. Nowheresville, USA in return for the government's largesse). There is plenty to debate. But rambling on about death panels and euthanizing granny only serves to marginalize those who have legitimate concerns with the bill as it now stands.