Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hooray for Senator Murkowski

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)spoke up against the fearmongering against the various health insurance reform bills being considered in the Congress. According to the Associated Press,

"It does us no good to incite fear in people by saying that there's these end-of-life provisions, these death panels," Murkowski told a crowd of about 130 at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center.

"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."

It's refreshing to see a politician speaking out against unethical behavior in her own party.

1 comment:

Judith Ellis said...

Yes! I was delighted and heartened by Senator Murkowski's words. Brava!