Wednesday :: Aug 12, 2009

Bipartisan


by Turkana

Chuck Grassley brings the shrill:

One of the three Republican senators working on a bipartisan health care bill perpetuated a particularly outrageous untruth about the legislation on Wednesday.

Appearing at a town hall in his home state of Iowa, Sen. Chuck Grassley told a crowd of more than 300 that they were correct to fear that the government would "pull the plug on grandma."

"There is some fear because in the House bill, there is counseling for end-of-life," Grassley said. "And from that standpoint, you have every right to fear. You shouldn't have counseling at the end of life. You ought to have counseling 20 years before you're going to die. You ought to plan these things out. And I don't have any problem with things like living wills. But they ought to be done within the family. We should not have a government program that determines if you're going to pull the plug on grandma."

Of course, my favorite part was in the first paragraph:

One of the three Republican senators working on a bipartisan health care bill...

If this is what passes for Republican bipartisanship, isn't it maybe perhaps time for the Democrats to start acting as if they're in the majority, or something?

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