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The Stupid it Burns

James Kellerman

The US is in the middle of the biggest deabte on the future of healthcare for decades. The issue is complex and as ever the devil is surely in the details. Not that you would know it from the increasingly insane opposition. I understand that there are a number of people who simply don't understand the issues and just want to shout at something, but there are plenty of people who should know better. This is possibly the best (worst) example I have seen so far. The editorial in the Investors Business Daily waffles on about how the Obama health care plan will mean compulsory euthanasia for everyone over 60 who catches a cold. They reinforce this totally fallacious argument with an amazing statement.
People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn't have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.
Mmm, where to start. How about the fact that Stephen Hawking is British, and has lived in the UK his entire life. The NHS euthanasia squad must have missed him. With balanced reporting and fact checking like this no wonder the debate on health care in the US has become a farce. Via TPM