As these town halls are going on around the country, one thing is for sure, the anger is manufactured by a small sliver of people pumped by the lobbyist and insurance companies. That is a fact. If anyone watch these town hall meetings, which is starting to turn many Americans OFF, their concerns are over the top and they sound very UNINFORMED. They come prepared with false talking points and this "don't take my medicare away" is a sure indication that these people don't understand nor do they know what they are talking about.
Sarah Palin has not helped the political discourse, period. For me, she is as smart, sharp as a box of rocks, and that is not much. She has been blasted by Senator Johnny Isakson and now Murkowski for out right lying about the health care bill and death panels.
Finally, the general public is looking and are not dumb. Seeing a man bring a gun to a presidential town hall meeting, no matter what side of the aisle you are on is not a good thing. If something happens out here to ANYONE, the finger pointing will definitely go back to the Republican Party, for their lack of moral responsibility and leadership.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Tuesday told an Anchorage crowd that critics of health care reform, the summer's hottest political topic, aren't helping the debate by throwing out highly charged assertions not based in fact.
"It does us no good to incite fear in people by saying that there's these end-of-life provisions, these death panels," Murkowski, a Republican, said. "Quite honestly, I'm so offended at that terminology because it absolutely isn't (in the bill). There is no reason to gin up fear in the American public by saying things that are not included in the bill."
Murkowski's analysis of the health-care reform measures was delivered to a Commonwealth North crowd of about 130 at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center. The nonpartisan group focuses on public policy issues.
Former Gov. Sarah Palin stirred up controversy last week by suggesting on her Facebook page that people like her parents and Down syndrome son might have to appear before "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. Such a system is downright evil."
Experts who have reviewed the various pieces of legislation, which run for hundreds of pages, say there's no such provision. read more here....