Investor's Business Daily: "Stephen Hawking wouldn't have a chance in the U.K."

The ignorance (“keep your government hands off my Medicare!”) and fear-mongering over healthcare reform are unbelievable, but this Investor’s Business Daily editorial takes the cake:

“People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn’t have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.”

Easy mistake to make, I guess, because America’s edjakashun system is the best in the world, so Hawking must live here. And he doesn’t talk with a British accent.

Besides, it’s not fair to give your country two names! How are we supposed to know “England” is also part of “the U.K.”? Doesn’t Hawking teach at the University of Kentucky?

Posted by James on Tuesday, August 11, 2009