Weiner calls "Fox and Friends" on health care "lies"

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    Anthony Weiner Calls 'Fox & Friends' On Health Care 'Lies' (VIDEO)

    Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) took the hosts of "Fox & Friends" to task on their show Tuesday morning, criticizing the ongoing Fox campaign to "lie" and spread "disinformation" about health care reform.

    After co-host Steve Doocy asked why Democrats whose districts oppose health reform should vote for it, Weiner turned the question back on the shocked-jocks:

    Anthony Weiner: We should be honest about something here: On programs like this, there's been an enormous amount of disinformation about what's in the bill. An enormous amount.

    Brian Kilmeade: Well, that's according to you. (pause) I mean, that's what you think is --

    AW: Look, I -- I think there has been an orchestrated effort in a lot of quarters to lie about the bill. We went through --

    Steve Doocy: What are we -- what are we lying about?

    AW: Well, don't take it -- don't personalize it, programs like -- I said programs like yours.

    BK: Don't be so defensive, Steve!
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    AW: Let me ask you something.

    BK: "Like" yours!

    AW: Let me ask you something.

    SD: I can get this guy in a headlock!

    AW: Let me ask you something. Did anyone talk about "death panels" on this show in the last six months. Of course. Okay, that was a lie. That was a lie. (crosstalk) The only -- the point that I'm making here, gentlemen, is that you can't simply put your finger up in the air and say, "What do people want?" For one thing, when people ask about "the bill" -- there hasn't even been "a bill" until now.

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    go anthony!
     
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    Death panels are a lie, which of course is why President Obama was telling the people that we need to start making a decision on whether grandma should get treatment or just be given pain killers for the rest of her life. Because clearly, no government official is going to make a decision not to treat the elderly... right.
     
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    Have you ever heard of a Living Will?
    Insurance would be required to pay for the consultation about the pros and cons of a Living Will.
    That's what cons twisted to call a death panel.
     
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    I love it when Dems stand up for ObamaCare and its draconian Medicare cuts and Eugenicists Ezekiel Emanuel's "Complete Lives System"

    I LOVE IT!!!
     
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    The Medicare cuts will get rid of waste, not the benefits to patients.
     
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    Sarah Palin said it before Obama:

    Healthcare Decisions Day

    WHEREAS, Healthcare Decisions Day is designed to raise public awareness of the need to plan ahead for healthcare decisions, related to end of life care and medical decision-making whenever patients are unable to speak for themselves and to encourage the specific use of advance directives to communicate these important healthcare decisions. WHEREAS, in Alaska, Alaska Statute 13.52 provides the specifics of the advance directives law and offers a model form for patient use.

    WHEREAS, it is estimated that only about 20 percent of people in Alaska have executed an advance directive. Moreover, it is estimated that less than 50 percent of severely or terminally ill patients have an advance directive.

    WHEREAS, it is likely that a significant reason for these low percentages is that there is both a lack of knowledge and considerable confusion in the public about Advance Directives.

    WHEREAS, one of the principal goals of Healthcare Decisions Day is to encourage hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, and hospices to participate in a statewide effort to provide clear and consistent information to the public about advance directives, as well as to encourage medical professionals and lawyers to volunteer their time and efforts to improve public knowledge and increase the number of Alaska's citizens with advance directives.

    WHEREAS, the Foundation for End of Life Care in Juneau, Alaska, and other organizations throughout the United States have endorsed this event and are committed to educating the public about the importance of discussing healthcare choices and executing advance directives.

    WHEREAS, as a result of April 16, 2008, being recognized as Healthcare Decisions Day in Alaska, more citizens will have conversations about their healthcare decisions; more citizens will execute advance directives to make their wishes known; and fewer families and healthcare providers will have to struggle with making difficult healthcare decisions in the absence of guidance from the patient.

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sarah Palin, Governor of the state of Alaska, do hereby proclaim April 16, 2008, as:

    Healthcare Decisions Day in Alaska, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

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    Do you guys practice?
     
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    Terrific, let's start there, OK? Let's pass a 4 page law getting rid of the waste, OK?
     
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    They did not need 2400 pages of a bloated bill the majority of Americans do not want, just to get rid of the waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid. This is nothing more than cover for the Dems so they can continue to ram this bill through. The entire bill is nothing more than a way for the govt to control more of our lives. When they control our health, they control us. You may want cradle to grave govt control....I do not.
     
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    wow...what's unfortunate is that he never answered Steve's question. And it was a good one.

    That weener guy is a real spin doctor!!! Still would have liked for him to have answered the original question before he went on his planned attack of FOX. It's not obvious or anything that the only reason he took the interview was to say exactly what he said regardless of the question(s) he was asked.

    It's funny that the only "lie" he could think of was the death panel thing...which was only out of place by it's technical term. You can't really call it a lie when there was a proposed board that would decide what, if any, treatment would be allowed to be covered by insurance for late stage terminally ill patients. Call it whatever you want...but make sure you understand that no matter what term you use, it was there. And then, when it was challenged, it was removed. Mission accomplished....thanks Sarah!!!
     
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