Government by death panel

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October 16, 2011
In These Times
by David Sirota  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"Remember the good ol’ days when Republicans were running around the country screaming that Democrats’ proposal to fund voluntary end-of-life counseling would somehow create a government-sanctioned death panel? Oooh boy, the heartland was ablaze back then. Wracked by anger at a Democrat occupying the White House, an enraged Middle America was genuinely scared about the prospect of a secret group of bureaucrats putting together a 'kill list' of citizens deemed to be too much of a nuisance. The fears, of course, seem rather quaint these days. The notion of a White House bothering to request the statutory authority to execute troublesome Americans is just so ... 2009." (10/14/11)  

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