Because Sarah Palin says - with what I presume is a straight face:
"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," the former Republican vice presidential candidate wrote.So you have two choices, Reep friends: leave the party or show Palin the door, because there is absolutely no basis to defend such deceitful statements. Even if that statement were true - which, of course, it is not - it pretends that private companies aren't currently denying care for people left and right and issuing death sentences as they go.
I suppose a capitalist death panel is fine and representative of that Alaska spirit.
Slate.com has been running a series seeking to answer the question of what will destroy America. I offer a continued acceptance of this sort of policy debate as a likely culprit. It's all such lies. It's all such a convenient, adopted ignorance of current health care practices.
Maybe we deserve what we get.