It is not a debate when one party simply states lies. “Lies” is the kindest word I can come up with for the claims that the health care reform bills working their way through Congress contain a “death panel” (Sarah Palin’s words). I cannot come up with any words to react to Limbaugh’s comparisons of a health care logo to Nazi logos. So if one side is simply going to shout and repeat scary lies over and over, perhaps the Democrats should take them up on their own game. It would be interesting to see what would happen if Democrats spent the next week repeating over and over again that the Republicans are pushing for abolition of Medicare and for a $3000 cash access fee to get into Emergency Rooms to keep out “undesirables”. So I’ll start it here with the following statement:

The America I know and love is not one in which my daughter will have to stand in front of a Republican “worthiness panel” so their bureaucrats can decide, based on her ability to pay a $3000 fee to prove her “level of productivity and worth in society, ” whether she can have access to urgent medical care. Such a system is downright evil.

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