You Don’t Look Well [UPDATED]

I’m not sure why this hasn’t gotten bigger coverage. This is from Rush, and even he isn’t banging on about it constantly. It’s not on the front burner yet, but it’s simmering:

RUSH: This is Jan Schakowsky, this from April. This was around Friday. I didn’t get to it Friday, but this is Illinois Congressperson Jan Schakowsky.

SCHAKOWSKY: And next to me was a guy from the insurance company who then argued against the public health insurance option, saying it wouldn’t let private insurance compete, that a public option will put the private insurance industry out of business and — (cheers and applause) My single pickup was, he was right. The man was right. I — I — here’s what I told him. I said, “Excuse me, sir, the goal of health care reform is not to protect the private health insurance industry.” (cheers and applause) And I am so confident in the superiority of a public health care option that I think he has every reason to be frightened.

RUSH: Here is a congresswoman from Illinois, Jan Schakowsky, basically saying we are going to get rid of private insurance and the private health care industry in toto, we’re going to do it. So yeah, you wait till they start micromanaging how much your doctor can get charged and what illnesses you’re going to get treated for, what’s covered. It’s not going to be pretty.

Remember, socialism is not about providing for the needy—it’s about punishing business and individual initiative. You want an MRI? Take a number, we’ll get to you before Halley’s Comet returns. Need an appendectomy? Here’s an Aleve.

If you’re not sick now, you will be. Canada is not the 51st state; we are provinces 11 through 60.

The Heritage Foundation has the smoking gun evidence showing that Barack and Michelle Obama have been talking this way for a long time.


  1. Carol said,

    May 6, 2009 @ 8:49 am

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (, there are about 1.4 million people working in insurance in the US. Assume half of those are working on the employee benefits side, which is mostly health insurance. This means that this congressthing and others of his ilk is willing to kick 700,000 people to the curb. To hell with them, he’s got a cause to push.

    I recall, when they were pushing Hillarycare, a woman at a “town hall” asked Hillary what would happen to her job. That condescending *&%^ said, “I’m sure someone as intelligent as you won’t have any trouble finding another job.”

    Every day I find another reason to hate these arrogant SOBs just a little bit more.

  2. Community Organizer in Chief said,

    May 6, 2009 @ 7:13 pm

    What odds can I get that whatever health-care “reform” plan the Congress dreams up, it will exclude its members from participating in it? Just like Social Security, THEY somehow will need to have a SPECIAL plan that is different (i.e. a whole lot better) than the crap they will foist on us. And, of course, President Empty Suit will not be subject to it either, even long after he retires and is living on our dime for the rest of his natural life. Don’t believe me? Call someone in Great Britain and ask them how many weeks Gordon Browne waits to see a doctor.

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