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Palin: Obama’s plan ‘downright evil’…

Picture AP Sarah Palin's speech before Republican Party National Convention (The Spokesman-Review)
Picture AP Sarah Palin's speech before Republican Party National Convention (The Spokesman-Review)

Good evening Netizens...


Just because she is no longer the Governor of the State of Alaska doesn't mean that former governor Sarah Palin off chasing big game and fishing in the Alaska wilderness.

Earlier today Palin called President Barak Obama's health plan “downright evil”, her first online comment since leaving office. She also asserts that he would create a “death panel” that would deny care to the neediest Americans.

"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.

The claim that the Democratic health care bills would promote and encourage euthenasia have been smelling like an overly-ripe fish on the Internet for weeks, and has even been echoed by some Republican leaders. Both the Democrats and the nonpartisan group, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania say the Republican claims are false.

Republican criticism has also included allegations that the reform plans will lead to rationing, or the government determining which medical procedures a patient can have.

Unfortunately, millions of Americans already face rationing, as insurance companies rule on procedures they will cover. Denying coverage for certain procedures might increase under proposals to have a government-appointed agency identify medicines and procedures best suited for various conditions.

Sarah Palin is, of course, believed to be preparing to run for President in 2012, and thus despite her statements to the contrary, she is still a politician advocating policies for the Right Wing of the Republican Party.


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