Thursday, May 12, 2011

Why Can't Kentucky Ever Elect an Intelligent Senator?



Via Dangerous Minds:

Witness the “universal healthcare is slavery” comments made at a Senate hearing yesterday by the dim-witted senator named after the author of Atlas Shrugged. They’re...special!

Via Raw Story:

“With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have realize what that implies,” the senator said. “It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me.”

“It means you believe in slavery,” Paul added. “It means that you’re going to enslave not only me, but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants who work in my office, the nurses.”

“Basically, once you imply a belief in a right to someone’s services — do you have a right to plumbing? Do you have a right to water? Do you have right to food? — you’re basically saying you believe in slavery.”

“I’m a physician in your community and you say you have a right to health care,” Paul continued. “You have a right to beat down my door with the police, escort me away and force me to take care of you? That’s ultimately what the right to free health care would be.”

Lord! The man's an idiot!

2 comments:

JamTheCat said...

He's also a hypocrite. He's taken hundreds of thousands of dollars in Medicare money, even as he's trying to destroy Medicare. Nobody forced him to take Medicare patients, but he still did it.

Writer said...

Kyle, I'm pretty sure that the combining of the words Kentucky and Politician means hypocrit in some language. That's pretty much par for the course except for Kathy Stein.