14 Aug

A Den of Liars

Senator Grassley, The Liar

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.”

Remember the 2003 Medicare prescription drug bill, the one that passed with the votes of 204 GOP House members and 42 GOP Senators? Anyone want to guess what it provided funding for? Did you say counseling for end-of-life issues and care? I’ll be damned!
So either Republicans were for death panels in 2003 before turning against them now–or they’re lying about end-of-life counseling in order to frighten the hell out of their fellow citizens and defeat health reform by any means necessary. Which is it, Mr. Grassley (“Yea,” 2003)?

Palin, The Liar

“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,” Palin wrote.  “Such a system is downright evil.”

When Palin was Governor in April 2008, before she had emerged from obscurity to become vice presidential candidate Tina Fey, In April 2008 she signed a proclamation declaring a “Healthcare Decisions Day.” It cited the importance of “the need to plan ahead for health care decisions, related to end of life care” and went on to “encourage hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities and hospices to participate in a statewide effort to provide clear and consistent information to the public about advance directives.”

Obviously, that was before she saw the light — or, more accurately, the bright lights of national politics. Now that she’s dumped the people of Alaska, she’s seen the error of her ways: “End-of-life care” would now be an insidious tool of “death panels” intent on euthanasia. Just ask the screamers at the town hall meetings.

McCotter, The Liar

House Minority Leader John Boehner and Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) issued  a statement that warned of “a more permissive environment for euthanasia, mercy-killing and physician-assisted suicide.” Seniors, it was suggested, would be forced to sit down with a bureaucrat to determine upfront how to end their own lives.

They  said they object to the idea because it “may start us down a treacherous path toward government-encouraged euthanasia.”‘

McCotter drew some heat last campaign over his vote against expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP). Catholics United criticized him immensely for it, and he called the group “the devil” over it. No, he didn’t back down, and urged other Republicans to hold firm with him. For, if the GOP was to be “daunted by the politics of S-CHIP,” it would most certainly “lose its soul.”

Well, after eleven  Republican Congressmen who voted against S-CHIP lost their seats in 2008, McCotter was daunted by the politics of S-CHIP: He voted in favor of the expansion.

Does that mean that McCotter  has lost his soul? Perhaps.  But it seems to me that he’s simply exposed himself for the opportunist and the liar he is. He knows that he is going to be challenged in 2010, and he was unwilling to give Democrats in the District this issue to run on.

Reps. John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.), who both claimed end-of-life consultations could result in “government encouraged euthanasia,” also voted for a similar policy in 2003, again the 2003 Medicare prescription drug bill.

Further,  McCotter has introduced the HAPPY Act to provide a $3,500 tax credit for pet and veterinary care.  Terrific!  The only problem?  Republican plans for human health care reform only offer $2,500 tax credits.

Further, back in October, 2007 this incompetent, on the floor of Congress, spoke against adoption of an increase in the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Listen to the fool’s speech.

Complete Bull!

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With no fresh ideas to help move the country forward, might as well obstruct and feed red meat.


And Republicans wonder why they are more unpopular than the Clap.


Michigan VOTERS, what the hell were you people thinking with this jerk?

Oh, probably the same as Minnesota voters when they elected Bachmann. Or North Carolina voters when they elected Foxx. Or Iowa voters when they elected King. Or — I could go on and on, unfortunately.


McCotter is an idiot, what scares me is that there are other idiots like him in the government. No wonder we are in one helluva mess.


The liar McCotter has made a career out of taking care of bankers, insurance company executives and anyone else who will line his campaign chest with cash. If he ever did anything to help the middle class people in this district it has been kept a well guarded secret. If any congressman deserves to be replaced it is this political train wreck.

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