- We have something to fear from fear-mongering itself:
"But totalitarianism? Death panels? The end of America as we know it? These critiques aren't just wrong in their description of a cautious, compromised reform that uses private insurers and spends only 4 percent of what we spend on health care in an average year. They're shocking in terms of what the speakers believe their colleagues and representatives are willing to do to the American people. Nunes, for instance, has served with Democrats for decades. He might believe them too willing to tax society's most-productive members to fund social benefits. But does he really believe them friends of totalitarianism?"And that actually makes it worse in my estimation. These Republicans are not so stupid that they actually think this bill is the end of American democracy. They say it knowing it to be false, and knowing that it will incite the worst in their base.