End Of Life Counseling: GOP For It Before They Were Against It

Time Magazine’s Amy Sullivan pointed out last night that, for all of his ardent demagoguery on the so-called “death panels,” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) voted for just such a provision in 2003.

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? Ding ding ding!!

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 bejeezus out of their fellow citizens and defeat health reform by any means necessary. Which is it, Mr. Grassley (“Yea,” 2003)?

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 similar policy in 2003.

Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) tried to call Grassley on Friday and tell him he was wrong about health care reform. He got the senator’s voicemail.

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3 Responses to “End Of Life Counseling: GOP For It Before They Were Against It”

  1. Conservative WARRIOR Says:

    What’s your point commie? Can’t they change their mind?
    The fact they changed their mind just shows Obama and his followers really want death panels.

  2. Won't Be Silenced In Texas Says:

    So what? We finally got these pricks to work for us, the people. We need no Obamacare in this country. I am not going to spend my hard earned dollars on some lazy schmuck.

  3. Hunter Says:

    What are you two, gay for each other? The only reason the position changed is because the Republicans need to solidfy their position for 2012 by raising hate and hell against Obama and undermining his administration to the bitter end. Oh yeah, and I can imagine a black president probably puts the fear of God into a couple of good old boys like yerselves. Long and the short is, the Republican party don’t give a damn about America, just about money, and they use the dumb and easily malleable to suit their needs. Just like communism, the Republican party core would happily like to see the intellectuals removed from America, as they are a threat to their prosperity (unlike you, who couldn’t interrogate an 8-ball). Now that we have established that you two lovers are the commies, you better find a new way to insult rectonoverso, hadn’t you?

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