Sarah Palin (and lots of other people):
"The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's "death panel" so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their "level of productivity in society," whether they are worthy of health care."
There are many ways you could rebut this, such as the fact that every word of it is a lie bearing no resemblence to anything being discussed, but let's face it, the research is clear that debunking a lie doesn't actually change people's minds, even if they accept that the charge was entirely incorrect.
So let's just pretend it's true for the sake of discussion. All expectant mothers will be forced to testify in front of a panel of bureaucrats to determine if their child will be eligible for medical treatment. There'd have to be at least three, and more fairly five panelists for these. Each one would only be able to handle maybe four cases a day (two hours per life seems reasonable). With the number of cases we're talking about, that means there's going to be a huge need for new bureaucrats willing to make these calls. These will be tough, you don't know if these babies are going to be a burden or a productive member of society like Evan from So You Think You Can Dance.
Perhaps this is the secret plan to solve unemployment, but finding enough applicants willing to do the work seems tough. Does being an Obama donor give you an advantage in the interviews? If they're actually called "Obama death panels", I'd imagine so. Who makes the hiring decisions, Obama himself? Rahm Emanuel's physician brother (this is a real accusation I've read)? How do you keep ideologically motivated applicants who'd vote 'live' or 'die' to every case out? Who'd be monitoring for bribes, since it seems like a process ripe for purchase?
Who actually believes that the spineless Democrats in Congress, who've been completely unable to get things they actually want, like a public option included in their own bills, would instead put language to MURDER YOUR GRANDMA AND UNBORN CHILD. What politican would think, "hmm, this bill is decent, but it could use some spice. Staffer, throw in some forced euthanization of the elderly in there"? Just imagine the attack ads! Oh wait, you don't actually have to imagine them because they'll be on your TV in a few weeks. What kind of person actually hears this and doesn't think it's laughably insane, aside from Glenn Beck? At least lies like 'they'll raise your taxes to pay for illegal immigrant's botox injections' might have a tiny connection to the real world.