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January 19, 2008

Pete Stark Offers Insight Into How Bureaucrats View Us

At a healthcare forum in Fremont, loony-left Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) offered some insight into how his kind view us little people.

Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, which oversees Medicare, Stark admitted that Dems are imposing socialized medicine incrementally so that people don't rebel:

If I told voters that we would implement a brand-new health care system on January 1, 2009, I'd be nailed to the front door of the nearest hospital.

Stark questioned why economic freedom should ever be applied to healthcare. He even declared that we have a "right" to force others to pay our doctor bills. To support this outrageous contention, he drew attention to the constitutional right of prisoners to have medical care.

Authoritarian moonbats like Stark are using Cuba as a model. There, everyone has access to free if appallingly low-quality healthcare, because everyone is a prisoner.

Cuba's present nightmare could be America's future. Via The Real Cuba.

On a tip from dpt.

Posted by Van Helsing at January 19, 2008 11:02 AM


There's such a simple solution to Congressional idiots like Pelousy and Stark demanding that we all turn over every aspect of our daily lives to the government -- every Congressperson needs to be required to seek every bit of their and their families' healthcare in Cuba; that's check-ups, well-baby visits, "sick" visits, all emergencies, all surgeries, all post-surgical therapies, etc.

Cure 'em real quick of this insanity. And Hurrah! to the Rhode Island doctors who have set up that private (i.e., market-driven) practice -- best of luck to them!

Posted by: jc14 at January 19, 2008 9:40 PM

"He questioned why any for-profit health care systems are truly necessary..."

Hmmm...perhaps because that's how most of the research and development are financed? Doing away with for-profit health care would bring R&D to a near halt. We would be left with the current state of medical science for the foreseeable future.

Besides, he's looking at the wrong suspect. It's not the for-profit systems that are the problem, it's the middlemen - the insurance companies - that are screwing up access to health care in this country.

Posted by: Elisa at January 20, 2008 10:19 AM

"If I told voters that we would implement a brand-new health care system on January 1, 2009, I'd be nailed to the front door of the nearest hospital."

Notice that Pete Stark gets vague by saying "new health care system". I suspect even he knows that suggesting government run health care is a bad idea.

Posted by: Arthur at January 21, 2008 1:33 AM