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Obama: Health Care Plan Would Give Seniors Right To Choose How They Are Killed

Posted Oct 07 2009 10:01pm
The Onion has a great spoof article this week.  I suppose it would be even funnier, if it the plan had not actually been characterized in such ways by real people in real newspapers.  Some excerpts:

  • "Let me dispel these ridiculous rumors once and for all and set the record straight: Under my plan, seniors are going to be killed the way they want to be killed, end of story," 
  • "Folks' concerns over my plan are all based on bogus claims that we intend to set up death panels to kill off senior citizens," Obama said. "Well, that is preposterous. A death panel is only one of many ways we can exterminate the elderly. Under my plan, they can be beaten or poisoned to death. They can be murdered by the Marines or the Air National Guard. They can die fast or they can die slow. They can even be drowned in their own bathtubs."
  • "Seniors!" House minority leader John Boehner (R-OH) said. "Run for your lives! Obama is coming to kill you! He will kill all of you!"
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