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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Iowa Independent: Critics thump Grassley for defending 'pull the plug on grandma' meme, fundraising in Miami

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Independent

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley is taking heat for touting his opposition to
health care reform legislation to a group of donors at a Miami
fundraiser last week. He is also facing criticism for once again
defending the debunked urban legend that a provision in a health care
reform bill currently in the U.S. House would give the government
authority to euthanize the elderly. Last month, a fundraising letter
Grassley sent to supporters found its way to the blog of Washington
Post writer Ezra Klein. In it, Grassley made it clear to potential
donors that he is strongly opposed to health care reform legislation,
despite public statements where he promises to work for a bipartisan
bill. Over the weekend, the liberal blog ThinkProgress.org reported
from a fundraising event for Grassley in Miami that once again calls
into question the senator's commitment to crafting health care reform
legislation.

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