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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Miss Information

One of the major roadblocks to the health care debate is misinformation. A large part of this lies squarely on the lawmakers themselves, many of whom have not even read the proposed bill. Really, guys? You each have a staff and office full of interns. We here at Muck Breaker know that your time is precious, what with being right smack in the middle of the Congressional softball season.

Couldn't you spare just a few days and peruse this thing? We know it's long, but if you could please read this thing, you could assuage one of the protesters main concerns... namely that you don't know what you're talking about and/or potentially voting on.

Another source of misinformation has come in the form of outside agitators. Former Governor, and noted moron, Sarah Palin has done wonders for this cause. Recently, Sarah Palin took a moment away from hunting wolves from helicopters and assured her legions of mouth breathing supporters that Obama's health care plan would include death panels. That's right, death panels.

She said, "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.' Such a system is downright evil." It's worth noting that AARP, the nation's largest senior citizen advocacy group, has endorsed the hell out of this bill. But more importantly, death panels? Really, Sarah Palin? You've sauntered into the most important national debate and offered death panels?

Misinformation aside, there are 46 million uninsured Americans in this, the richest country on the planet. We're not here to say how to change this, but surely something must be done. And while dissent is welcome, lies and fear mongering is not.


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