Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Famous Republican Lies, part 2 Ex-1/2term Governor Sarah Palin (R)

August 2009  Sarah posts this on facebook
"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 healthcare. Such a system is downright evil."

I count 6 distinct lies in this statement.  House Bill H.R. 3962 download it here. (pdf) contains nothing even remotely like her statement.  Let me repeat House Bill H.R. 3962 does not include anything remotely similar to her statement.

Obama's "death panel"The Lies of Sarah PalinImage by elycefeliz via Flickr
 There was no death panel and Obama certainly would never be part of one
bureaucrats can decide
 A large part of this bill was taking "decisions" away from health care companies that would "decide" that people had pre-existing conditions and therefore they didn't have to pay for treatment. 
 subjective judgment 
 She is just making this up, there are no subjective judgements in the bill
"level of productivity in society"
 You can do a word search on the 1990 page healthcare bill and no where does it mention "level of productivity in society"
worthy of healthcare
 Likewise, no where in the healthcare bill does it ask if anyone is"worthy of "healthcare"
Such a system is downright evil."
you could say such a system would be evil if it existed.  But there is no such system in the U.S. now or in any of the pending health care bills that democrats have introduced.

 This is what Sarah Palin should have said instead:
 The America I know and love is not one in which ex-half-term governors with "terrorist" asperger's syndrome will stand in front of Fox's "yes, dear", panels so Fox bureaucrats can decide in a subjective judgement of fairness based on " low levels of taxation on society" whether they are worthy of political office.  Such a system is downright evil"

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