Steele: Palin’s Talk Of A “Death Panel” Is “Perfectly Appropriate”

August 12, 2009 12:40 p.m.

RNC Chairman Michael Steele just appeared on the Neil Cavuto show, where he endorsed Sarah Palin’s accusation that President Obama will set up “death panels” to decide who is worthy or not of medical care.

“Well I think it’s proper,” said Steele, when Cavuto asked him about Palin’s remarks, “because it’s in the context of what people are seeing in some of the legislation that’s floating around out there. When you’re talking about panels that are gonna be imposed, that will be making life-and-death decisions, that will be making decisions about whether or not you get health care or don’t receive health care, I think that’s perfectly appropriate.”

Now how you characterize it is a matter of interpretation,” he then added, “but it doesn’t change the fact that buried within a lot of this legislation is stuff that’s fairly onerous.”

As an example of another onerous provision, he said that the government will have access to people’s financial information. For more information on this other right-wing talking point, check out Zack Roth’s debunking of it.

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