Death Wishes

Well, Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) is getting heat for saying that Republicans want people to die. In the interest of fairness, I feel I should point out the ways Democrats want people to die, too.

Inheritance Tax: The Democrats want you to die so your estate can get taxed. They don’t want you to leave your money to your loved ones or your favorite causes — at least, not until the government has its cut. They loudly decry any attempts to curtail what they laughably call the “Paris Hilton Tax.” (Ignoring that the truly wealthy, like the Hiltons and the Kennedys and their ilk use trusts to shield their assets from paying their “fair share.”)

Health Care: It’s often brought up that the last six months of life are usually the most expensive of a person’s lifetime. That’s the unspoken motivator behind the Democrats’ push for “end of life counseling” — if you agree to go gentle into that good night, you’ll save the government money — it costs a hell of a lot to rage against the dying of the light.

Abortion: Children are expensive and demanding. “Imperfect” children even more so. Life would be so much easier if they’d just go away before they’re born, wouldn’t it?

Euthanasia: Old people tend to be expensive and demanding, too. Worse, they tend to vote a lot — and not always in consistent ways. They’re dying anyway, why not just get it over with?

Obviously, I’m being a bit facetious here. (Personally, I’m squishily pro-choice and non-squishily in favor of voluntary euthanasia.) But Grayson isn’t — instead, he’s doubling down and standing firm on his position.

If the Democrats can choose to make Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck the “head” of the Republican party, they should have no objections to others making Grayson the “face” of their party.

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