Public Policy Contributor Bradley Flansbaum writes…
This today from The Hill:
Christine O’Donnell, the Tea-Party Republican vying to fill Joe Biden’s Senate seat in Delaware, jumped head-first into the thorny healthcare debate this week, accusing Democratic policymakers of wanting to snuff out the old and infirm because they’re expensive to treat.
“We’ve watched the tentacles of big government weasel their way into every part of our lives,” O’Donnell told a conservative audience at the Values Voters Summit in Washington Friday.
“Bureaucrats and politicians in Washington think they should decide what kind of light bulbs we use, what kind of toilets we flush, what kind of car we drive. … They even want unelected panels of bureaucrats to decide who gets what life-saving medical care and who is just too old or it’s too expensive to be worth saving.”
I am utterly speechless.
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