The Source of Misinformation
August 12, 2009
At a recent townhall, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley went so far as to endorse the fictional (as in created by the imagination of the right wing) death panels made infamous by Sarah Palin. (Doesn’t the fact that Sarah Palin claimed they were true tell you that they are in fact anything but?)
“There is some fear because in the House bill, there is counseling for end-of-life,” Grassley said. “And from that standpoint, you have every right to fear. You shouldn’t have counseling at the end of life. You ought to have counseling 20 years before you’re going to die. You ought to plan these things out. And I don’t have any problem with things like living wills. But they ought to be done within the family. We should not have a government program that determines if you’re going to pull the plug on grandma.”
I almost feel sorry for our elderly citizens who shout out misinformation they’ve been fed but It’s shameful that when someone who knows better pushes such misinformation.