My previously expressed cynicism about the healthcare reform “debate” appears warranted, as the discourse reaches new depths of stupidity and disingenuousness. My favorite recent example comes from the Investors Business Daily. In an editorial opposing Obama’s healthcare reform, that paper argued that a UK-style system would result from Obama’s proposals, and that such a system would consign to an early death none other than Stephen Hawking, the world renowned physicist who suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Mr. Hawking “wouldn’t have a chance in the U.K.”, his life deemed “worthless”, the paper breathlessly reported.
One small problem: Stephen Hawking lives in the U.K., and the N.H.S. has helped keep him alive, by his own report.
….and here’s some bonus stupid from Betsy McCaughey, who has taken a break from spreading disinformation about infection prevention in order to spread what AARP accurately describes as “flat-out lies” about Obama’s healthcare reform plans