Yesterday, Governor Sarah Palin posted a statement on her Facebook page on health care reform. The statement contained few facts - and was instead, a largely fictional account of the health care bill in Congress.In her post, Palin wrote:
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.
[Emphasis added.]There is nothing like this in the health care bill, PERIOD. This kind of fear-mongering is shameful. Republican lawmakers should disavow these kinds of remarks, and return to an open, honest debate on the actual bill in Congress.