Vitter Raising Money Through Deatherism

September 9, 2009 7:42 a.m.

Sen. David Vitter appears to be sending out a new fundraising letter containing an all-too familiar claim — that if the Democrats pass their health-care bill, the old and disabled will have their health care cut off by government bureaucrats deciding they’re not worth the cost — the main substance of the “death panel” scare.

Here’s the key quote from the letter, which was given to us by the Louisiana Dems after a supporter handed it to them in the past week:

So what about the claims that this plan will reduce health care costs? Well, to do that will simply require a plan to ration existing resource sand restrict benefits for certain medicines, procedures and therapies.

The government will determine who is eligible for what and if you are older or have certain other afflictions, an economist will determine if you are worthy of the government’s “investment” in your longevity. That’s right, a bureaucrat will be making life or death decisions.

The Vitter campaign did not return our requests for comment.

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