This is what's passing for serious discourse on Capitol Hill regarding the health care bill. This is what happens when a wacky Soylent Green conspiracy theory gains serious traction. Now, thanks to Max Baucus, this "killing senior citizens" meme has gotten so much traction that the so-called public option is now on life support. Sen. Bernie Sanders of course, has the right idea, and it takes a Socialist to publicly say that not only is single payer is the way to go but doing so would immediately streamline an otherwise unwieldy and overly complicated bill that comprises 2000 pages (between the House and Senate versions).
The inmates have taken over the asylum, even though in this particular asylum the inmates are in the minority.