Friday, March 26, 2010

Phil Gramm Fights For Your Freedom... From The Tyranny of Medical Care

What the hell is this supposed to mean? Former Republican Senator Phil Gramm, while writing about the evils of medical care in the WSJ, closes with this nugget of stupidity:

There is one more overwhelming reason freedom is so critical in health care. In the end, even the greatest health-care system in the world fails. At 92, my mother decided to stop going to the hospital, stop going to the doctor, stop taking her medicine, and to die in her own bed. It was a free choice, and she made it. For her family, it was a painful choice, but she died as she lived—proud and free. Government bureaucrats did not make that decision; she did. And that made all the difference.

This is his rationalization for failing to support health care for all Americans? Because with universal health care, his grandma would not have been allowed to die at home?

Is the right to die at home even being threatened? And by whom? And if it is (it is not), is the right to die at home now more important to Republicans than access to medical care which will help you to live?

You can't make this shit up. It seems as though it's ripped straight from the Onion, but there it is, on the editorial page of the fucking Wall Street Journal.

Ladies and Gentleman, your Republican Party!

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