You might have heard a few days ago President Barack Obama said “There are countries where a single-payer system works pretty well.” The only problem is, no one knows what countries those are.
Neither, apparently, does Obama’s Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
From CNS News:
“I don’t know exactly the countries. I think if you talk to the people in the countries that have that system, they think their health care is pretty good,” White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told CNSNews.com Wednesday during the daily press briefing.
Asked again if he knew specifically which countries, Gibbs replied: “I assume Canada, Britain, maybe France. I don’t know the exact countries, but again, I don’t think the president is going way out on a limb that some people in other countries have a health care system that they like. Just as some Americans like the health care system that they have.”
If this utopian institution is so wonderful, you’d think the names of those wonderlands of bliss would be ready on the tongues of everyone in the administration which is pushing this rapturous medical delight on the American people. Yet strangely it isn’t.
I lived in England for three years and used the National Health Service, and I can tell you with first hand knowledge: it blows chunks.
I had many British friends who had used the National Health Service all their lives, and without fail every single one of them affirmed to me with their first hand knowledge: government health care blows chunks.
Socialists here in the States used to tell us, “Oh, we need to be more like Europe. Let’s have government health care like they have in England.” Then word got around about how bad the waiting lines, quality and taxpayer costs were there.
So they started telling us, “Oh, we need a government health care system like Canada. That’ll do the trick!” Then word got out that the Canadian system had the same problems seen in England.
Then socialists started telling us, “Well, what we really need is a government health care system like Sweden. Now theirs works.” Then we found out that–guess what–same old mess in Sweden.
The American people must quit buying the rosey-posey smack being peddled by socialists. Socialists don’t care about your freedom. Socialists don’t care about your tax burden. Socialists don’t care about inconveniencing you. Socialists don’t give a rip about your Constitution, either.
There are more than 1,200 Independence Day Tea Parties coming up July 4, including one here in Rapid City. That’s a perfect time to find one in your area, join your voice with those of thousands of other patriots around the country, and call for Washington to put an end to this un-American abomination of an idea.