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Media: GOP ‘death panel’ claims like insisting ‘the earth is flat’

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Outstanding video:  News media anchors express astonishment that GOP leaders (Iowa’s own Chuck Grassley being today’s lead) would be so brazen as to fabricate the “death panel” scare.  It’s like insisting “that the earth is flat.”

The truth? A Republican Congressman wrote a provision into one of the House bills calling for insurance payment to be available to people who want to consult their physician about making a living will.

That’s it.   The rest is simply made up.  There is no government involvement at all.

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  2. I enjoy reading your post, keep posting like this informative article, I’ll be back to read your next posting :). Thanks

    Tim Lurke

    August 26, 2009 at 2:55 am

  3. I’ve found this whole thing so discouraging. I’m up to my ears in people who are in complete cognitive surrender to the republican party because they think Jesus commands it, and they just eat this stuff up. I dunno, man. I dunno.

    Joe Hayes

    August 22, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    • Yes, I know just what you mean. It is a discouraging battle.

      But I think that is testimony to the validity of it. The fight to care for people is a fight of awakening people, many of whom are enjoying their sleep, and don’t know they’re dreaming!

      Whatever happens, we bring light the best we can, and urge a care like Jesus would give. And I am convinced – when I can remember to be so – that the battle is, in fact, the battle to fight off discouragement and keep it up. It’s almost like discouragement isn’t what I get from fighting the battle – it is the battle – the destroyer of hope.

      You are so articulate – I love this sentence: “I’m up to my ears in people who are in complete cognitive surrender to the republican party because they think Jesus commands it” – LOL! I’m encouraged! Thanks!

      Monte

      August 26, 2009 at 11:28 am

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