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.