And now, an important message on health care from Freddy Krueger

Normally, I embrace fear. I traffic in fear. Fear has been good to yours truly.

But if there’s anything scaring me these days, it’s the blatant misuse of fear in regards to health care reform. I am appalled at the brazen lies being propagated by opponents of reform specifically to scare the elderly and other vulnerable segments of our society. Pushing untruths about “death panels” and “pulling the plug on Grandma” are not helping the debate.