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Virginia Foxx Warns That Health Care Reform Will Involve Widespread Elder Murder

First Posted: 08/28/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:45 PM ET

The contest to be the member of Congress saying the dumbest possible things about health care has just gotten ratcheted up about a thousand more notches, thanks to North Carolina Representative Virginia Foxx. Foxx, if you recall, was the congressional luminary who declared the story of Matthew Shepard's murder a "hoax," right in front of Shepard's mother. She's a delight for the senses, especially the stupid ones!

Anyway, today she came up with a brand new health care reform objection when she said that the Republican health care plan -- whatever that is! -- would "make sure we bring down the cost of health care for all Americans and that ensures affordable access for all Americans and is pro-life because it will not put seniors in a position of being put to death by their government."

[WATCH.]

Astutely noting that the "Democratic legislation actually provides professional guidance for seniors' difficult decisions -- NOT to encourage euthanasia," Media Matters has provided a whole heaping ton of factchecking that concludes that no, seniors will not be put to death by the government. At the same time, maybe we should have the CBO score out the concomitant Social Security cost reductions that Foxx's fantasy would entail.

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